Markets, shopping centres, boot sales in France

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by irnbru, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    5,852
    Likes Received:
    11,060
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Mum likes to walk through markets, not really just food ones but more general ones, car boot sales , shopping centres. No exact route planned yet but with the help of you funsters I might be able to put something more definite in place. We will be travelling kinda west until its warm enough.
    Any recommendations and what day of the week?
     
  2. Glandwr

    Glandwr Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2014
    Messages:
    646
    Likes Received:
    1,822
    Location:
    the Berwyn Mountains
    • Like Like x 2
  3. davidbaldam

    davidbaldam Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    3,046
    Likes Received:
    7,754
    Location:
    Market Harborough
    I have a list of markets in all departments, I'll try and send them to you later when I'm home this evening. (y)
     
    • Like Like x 3
  4. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    5,852
    Likes Received:
    11,060
    Location:
    Glasgow
    thanks @davidbaldam I just want this to be a fab trip for mum to remember :)
     
    • Like Like x 3
  5. chaser

    chaser Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    7,515
    Likes Received:
    8,486
    Location:
    uttoxeter
    Blaye is a good one if you are going that far, aire right on the market, sea and citidal adjacent, think it's Wednesday and Saturday but not sure(y):)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. chaser

    chaser Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    7,515
    Likes Received:
    8,486
    Location:
    uttoxeter
    If you are planning on staying north for a day or two, two good markets , one in gravelines , on a Friday and just the other side of the motorway at bourbourg on a Tuesday
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Cobweb

    Cobweb

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    350
    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Just look for signs for "Vide Grenier" or "Brocante"on your travels especially on weekends . Be warned that sometimes they involve most of town centre and can even take up an aire . They are car boot sales and some that I have seen the are a bit crap but Brocante is slightly more refined . A while ago I downloaded a book on Amazon called "Serge Bastard ate my baguette " which gives you a good insight to the sellers and dealers and goings on these markets .
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. davidbaldam

    davidbaldam Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    3,046
    Likes Received:
    7,754
    Location:
    Market Harborough
    • Like Like x 7
  9. chaser

    chaser Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    7,515
    Likes Received:
    8,486
    Location:
    uttoxeter
    Brilliant book , there's another on , son of serge.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  10. chaser

    chaser Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    7,515
    Likes Received:
    8,486
    Location:
    uttoxeter
    I know this is totally what you didn't ask:doh: but if you like markets and ever get down around the south of France , make sure you go over the border into Italy to ventimiglia, think it's Friday's , a lot of them are the same but there must be five acres of stalls beside the sea, it's got the lot, and you need a day to get round it, love it.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. The Dude

    The Dude Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Messages:
    2,302
    Likes Received:
    2,420
    Location:
    Near Uttoxeter and Crete
    What a lovely daughter you are. (y)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    5,852
    Likes Received:
    11,060
    Location:
    Glasgow
    I guess we both bite or tongue from time to time but hey shes my mum and owner of the "Vanesssa bills"..Im owner of the driver..good compromise (y)Owning a MH was her dream and to be part of it has just been amazing:)
     
    • Like Like x 2
  13. Pikeman

    Pikeman Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2011
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    318
    Location:
    Worthing
    Auray in Brittany is one of my favourites. You can still buy a chicken - dead or alive!!
    It reminds me of the London markets of my childhood. Old school.

    Keith :cool:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. Hollyberry

    Hollyberry Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3,915
    Likes Received:
    7,842
    Location:
    Paignton, Devon.
  15. rb62

    rb62 Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2013
    Messages:
    456
    Likes Received:
    6,636
    Location:
    Shropshire
    If you get far enough south Mirepoix in the Ariege and
    Forcalquier in Provence,both Mondays I think,are worth a visit
    depending where you end up!

    2015-08-19-19-35-46-2015288710.jpeg Mirepoix
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    5,852
    Likes Received:
    11,060
    Location:
    Glasgow
    EEEW yuck Who on earth would want to buy a live one :eek:
     
  17. TUCANO

    TUCANO Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2014
    Messages:
    907
    Likes Received:
    755
    Location:
    Exiled in Yorkshire
    Someone who wants eggs :whistle:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  18. Smith and Sharp

    Smith and Sharp Funster

    Joined:
    May 31, 2015
    Messages:
    1,462
    Likes Received:
    2,432
    Location:
    Cornwall
    • Like Like x 1
  19. Eve

    Eve Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Messages:
    511
    Likes Received:
    1,377
    Location:
    Kent
    If you like something a bit different,on the West Coast,there is a fish Market every day except Monday!! Scallops in season,are to die fore,bread van comes every day!! Plenty of shops.bit of construction site in distant,never bothered me!!

    Lovely air at Le Tréport ,right next to Camp site,barrier is card payment,if full they don,t mind people parking in the side road by the air,very popular ,handy place if you need dog to vets to travel back also,Vets behind Intermarch Supermarket.

    One of my favourite places,electric ,water,easy,waste service at end,they also have a French man who virtually lives on there,very helpful.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Pikeman

    Pikeman Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2011
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    318
    Location:
    Worthing
    So you can see how fit it is. But they will kill it for you while you wait and wrap it in newspaper. This really freaked out my teenage daughters.

    Keith :cool:
     
    • Like Like x 2
Loading...

Share This Page