Welcome to www.a-taste-of-france.com travel section.By continuing to use the site you agree to our cookies policy Privacy-policy

Return to Homepage

 Shopping in France

The Auchan supermarket near Boulogne

FTC Disclosure: If you make a purchase via a link on this site, I may receive a small commission on the transaction - at no added cost to you. Thank you!

Shopping in France information




Tips on shopping the main difference between the Uk and France. Is the openning hours unlike the Uk most French shops close at 12 midday till 2 pm. Even the large supermarkets close with a few exception in the larger cities. In the Uk supermarkets stay open late some 24 hours. In France most are shut by 9pm earlier on a Saturday.

If you arrive in France on a Saturday to stay in a rented gite. You need to get your shopping in right away the supermarkets shut at 7pm on Saturday. Very few open on a Sunday an odd one might open till 1pm. Quite a few are shut on Monday as well so you could be unlucky depending on the area you are staying.During the week you can visit a street market for fresh produce.Most French villages have an area in front of the town hall and hold a once a week market.Which moves round the towns and villages in the area you are staying.

Fresh vegetables in the supermarket

France fresh produce supermarket

Auchan hypermarkets offer a vast range of goods both food and everything you would want to buy even cars.

We found them to be good value.We have visited several beer and wine warehouses there are quite a lot around the Calais area but we found them no cheaper than the hypermarkets if you shopped outside of the tourist bits of Calais

Auchan supermarket

auchan supermarket picture

The supermarkets are very good you will need a 1 euro coin for the trolley.

The range of food is very good the fresh food all taste better than the Uk. The cheese, meat,and pate the fresh vegetables the bread. Is one of the main reasons for going to France the only thing we found not as good was the milk. A thing to remember when you get to the checkout they do not provide any bags for your shopping. So take some with you, it is an green regulation we will probably get in Uk.

The massive Auchan supermarket just outside Boulogne sur Mer we shop there 3 to 4 times a year on our way back to the port of Calais

auchan supermarket near Boulogne sur mer picture

A small part of the cheese selection in Auchan Supermarket

Cheese selection in French supermarket  picture

Gifi discount store in Boulogne sur Mer

Gifi discount shop picture


Maison du Monde this is my Wife`s favourite shop in the Cite of Europe centre.the centre is just outside of Calais take the A16 motorway


Places to stay


Holiday Home Brittany


brittany cottage rental France

SHORT BREAKS are available, including in July and August, minimum 4 nights.

Le Pressoir is a fully restored 200 year old thatched Breton cottage with the traditional ridge of flowers including irises. Exquisite and attractive it has breathtaking views, colourful flower borders and lots of character inside.

A magnificent setting beside the River Blavet with glorious views of the entire valley. Several superb sandy beaches within 20-30 minutes' drive. Private heated swimming pool with security alarm installed & discreet fence to ensure child safety. Set in 3 acres of gardens. Free WiFi available for guests.


For more details and prices

Brittany cottage rental France

Brittany  cottage rental France

Keep Up To Date, With Most Recent Pages

House for sale Florensac, Herault

Rare in the area... 12km from the beaches, 45min from Montpellier, 30min from Béziers (20min from airport), 20min from Sète Access to the A9 and A75 motorways

Continue reading "House for sale Florensac, Herault"

House for sale Gennes-sur-Glaize, Mayenne (53), France

2/3 bed 112sqm detached house for sale in Gennes-sur-Glaize (53) With basement comprising garage/storage/cellar and 2521sqm of land - Needs refreshing

Continue reading "House for sale Gennes-sur-Glaize, Mayenne (53), France"

Les Hirondelles, Chabanol..a very spacious gite at the heart of the beautiful countyside of the Auvergne

If you want a relaxing holiday or the chance to explore the beautiful area of the Auvergne with its many attractions, a stay at les Hirondelles is a must.

Continue reading "Les Hirondelles, Chabanol..a very spacious gite at the heart of the beautiful countyside of the Auvergne "

House for sale St Pierre sur Orthe, a rural village location in the Pays De La Loire region of France

Luxury 4 bedroom 3 baths room House for sale This house is situated in St Pierre Sur Orthe, a rural village located in the Pays De La Loire region of

Continue reading " House for sale St Pierre sur Orthe, a rural village location in the Pays De La Loire region of France"

House for sale Labretonie (47350) Lot et Garonne

For Sale FRENAULA, an historic Hunting Lodge dating from the 17th century & fully restored by the current owners. It is set in a beautiful park of 6,600m2,

Continue reading "House for sale Labretonie (47350) Lot et Garonne"

House for sale Saint georges le Gaultier

Located in a quiet country hamlet Just 1.2 km away from the local village with bakery & grocery store. 10' drive will take you to the main town with

Continue reading "House for sale Saint georges le Gaultier"

Boutique B & B Central Brittany

Our boutique B ans B / Chambre D'hôtes is open all year. Rohan, our beautiful Brittany village in the Morbihan. Situated on the edge of the Nantes et

Continue reading "Boutique B & B Central Brittany "

For sale Detached Stone Farmhouse Finistere Lesvoalic Plouhinec Brittany 29

3/5 Bed Detached Stone Farmhouse.... 3 mins from one of the best surfing beaches in Finistere The house is located in the rural hamlet of lesvoalic

Continue reading "For sale Detached Stone Farmhouse Finistere Lesvoalic Plouhinec Brittany 29"

Large house for sale 31440 Cierp-Gaud

In the Midi-Pyrénées, Haute Garonne This 7 bedroom 6 bathroom house sits at the village centre with the River Pique on one side and a small canal on

Continue reading "Large house for sale 31440 Cierp-Gaud"

Property for sale Provence, quiet village near Aix-en-Provence, 13480 Cabriès, France

995,000 Euros Large bastide style house approx. 220m² for sale near Aix-en-Provence. Quiet location on outskirts of small village within easy reach of

Continue reading "Property for sale Provence, quiet village near Aix-en-Provence, 13480 Cabriès, France"

3 bedroom house for sale Piegut Pluviers 24360

Piegut-Pluviers, 24360. 170 000€ Beautifully presented 3 bedroom semi-detached house in the beautiful Périgord Limousin Natural Park. It is on the

Continue reading "3 bedroom house for sale Piegut Pluviers 24360"

Property for sale in Auvergne, center of France

Beautiful house in Auvergne With breathtaking views of the Limagne, and the volcanoes of the chain des puys (part of the UNESCO world heritage list since

Continue reading "Property for sale in Auvergne, center of France"

France property sales,sell your French property for free

France property sales sell your property here in our directory there is no charge for a full page advert with 4 photos

Continue reading "France property sales,sell your French property for free"

Property for sale Treve,area 22.Brittany

2 bed stone cottage,Farmhouse. 2 acre Wood,2 acre field, side plot For veg/chickens. Small amount of renovation to do.very rural. 10 mins Shopping centre,20

Continue reading "Property for sale Treve,area 22.Brittany"

Cayeux sur Mer,France,photos and guide,Somme estuary

Cayeux sur Mer seaside town Somme estuary see our photos and travel guide.

Continue reading "Cayeux sur Mer,France,photos and guide,Somme estuary"

Property for sale 1 La quinarderie 50200 Courcy France

Real estate renovated with art in a peaceful rural environment EffiCity, the agency that estimates your property online, offers you this old 15th century

Continue reading "Property for sale 1 La quinarderie 50200 Courcy France"

RESTORED MILL FOR SALE BERNIERES LE PATRY - 14410 - CALVADOS

Old restored mill and its two outbuildings – exclusive sale – quiet area. EffiCity, the agency that estimates your property online, offers you this old

Continue reading "RESTORED MILL FOR SALE BERNIERES LE PATRY - 14410 - CALVADOS"

Part Restored House for sale LIGNAC, Indre department 36 Centre Val-de-Loire France

Part Restored French House with adjoining land. Location: Department 36 Indre, close to the village of Lignac. Post Code 36370. Specifics: The semi-detatched

Continue reading "Part Restored House for sale LIGNAC, Indre department 36 Centre Val-de-Loire France"

Property for sale Dordogne

Prestigious large country property in Périgord Hamlet Close to Saint Martial de Valette. Imposing property originally built for a French Senator in 1851,

Continue reading "Property for sale Dordogne"

2 bedroom chalet for sale Favieres, Baie de Somme, Picardy

€33,500 two bedroom chalet at Les Prairies de la Mer Secure residential leisure park in Favieres, Baie de Somme 4kms from coast and 1 hour from Eurotunnel

Continue reading "2 bedroom chalet for sale Favieres, Baie de Somme, Picardy"

Property for sale Le Vigeant, Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Lovely large family home or business opportunity in France . We are selling our 6/7 bedroom family home in France ( outside the village of Le Vigeant in

Continue reading "Property for sale Le Vigeant, Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine "

For sale 5 bedroom house Saint-Julien-le-Vendômois

Charming stone house built in 1872 With around 200 square meters of living space, five bedrooms, along a small road with hardly any traffic. Wonderful

Continue reading "For sale 5 bedroom house Saint-Julien-le-Vendômois"

For sale Large family home Lauzerte, Tarn-et-Garonne

Large family home with 6 bedrooms, study and a double-aspect, 75 sqm open-plan living/kitchen/dining room with a wood-burning stove. Oil-fired central

Continue reading "For sale Large family home Lauzerte, Tarn-et-Garonne"

For sale a converted barn Gers 32160

Large converted barn 175000 euro Two fully completed bedrooms potential for 5. South facing with amazing views of the Pyrenees mountains. 10,000 square

Continue reading "For sale a converted barn Gers 32160"

For sale 3 Bedroom Country House in the Sunny Vendée - Faymoreau

Immediately habitable, this 90m2 house is very pleasant with a beautiful garden. Ground floor: entrance hall with staircase. Kitchen on the left with

Continue reading "For sale 3 Bedroom Country House in the Sunny Vendée - Faymoreau"

For sale 3 bedroom house Confolens (16500) - France

Pretty 3 bedrooms house of 90 m2 With a separate garage of 40 m2 on a closed parcel on slope of 1700 m2 including a well. Ground floor includes an

Continue reading "For sale 3 bedroom house Confolens (16500) - France"

Property for sale Bessais le Fromental Cher region

The ground floor, previously used as a restaurant Could be used as offices, shop etc) has new cloakroom..with apartment on the 1st floor to finish

Continue reading "Property for sale Bessais le Fromental Cher region"

House for sale Bessais le Fromental Cher region France

Pretty renovated house in the village of Bessais le Fromental. You can accommodate your family and friends there easily. Possibilities of doing B&B or

Continue reading "House for sale Bessais le Fromental Cher region France"

Try a camping holiday in France there are campsites all over France. You can stay in a tent or a caravan

Tent holiday

See our new page on Camping in Normandy

More Pages About the towns and villages of Northern France

  1. Home Page
  2. France index
Shopping in France


The cheapest way to Normandy at the moment



Custom Search

France Property sales and rentals

Advertise your French Property here A full page ad and 4 photos there is no charge for this service.The site is seen in 170 countries and as 2,000 visitors a day



Visit the Louvre Museum Paris

Louvre museum

Home to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the Louvre is considered the world's greatest art museum, with an unparalleled collection of items covering the full spectrum of art through the ages

99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

Visit the Musée d'Orsay Paris

Paris museum

This beautiful museum, once a railroad station, now houses a staggering collection of Impressionist art, as well as other items created between 1848 and 1914



Boulogne sur mer

Boulogne sur mer

Boulogne sur mer

Boulogne sur mer

There are lots of small shops, antique gifts food in the old part of Boulogne

French shop

A selection of Cakes

French shop

A selection of Panatone Cakes we brought one just for the tin

Panatone cake tins

Honfleur Harbour

Honfleur harbour

The Village of Cormeilles street market Normandy

Cormeilles-market

Cormeilles-market

St Malo cafe in the old part of the town

St malo shop Brittany

Doelan Light house

Doelan lighthouse

a nice little fishing port in Brittany

The old town of Quimperle

Quimperle Brittany


Chateau de Saumur and Loire river

Chateau de Saumur with the Loire river in the foreground

Moelan sur Mer

 Moelan sur Mer Brittany

Rosporden

 Rosporden Brittany

The village of Port Manech

 Port Manech Brittany

The town of Pont Croix

 Pont Croix Brittany

Restaurant in the old town of Concarneau

Concarneau Restaurant in the old town

Keep up to date

[?] Subscribe To This Site

XML RSS
follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!

Admin stuff

top of the page

A-taste-of-france.com Copyright © 2006 - 2021 All rights reserved