Markets, shopping centres, boot sales in France

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  1. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    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?
     
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    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)
     
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    thanks @davidbaldam I just want this to be a fab trip for mum to remember :)
     
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    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):)
     
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    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
     
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    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 .
     
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    Brilliant book , there's another on , son of serge.
     
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    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.
     
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    What a lovely daughter you are. (y)
     
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    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:)
     
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    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:
     
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    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
     
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    EEEW yuck Who on earth would want to buy a live one :eek:
     
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    Someone who wants eggs :whistle:
     
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    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.
     
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    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:
     
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