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Where do French people get their house numbers from?

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SwedishEdith Wed 14-Aug-19 16:32:02

The lovely blue and white enamel ones? I can see some companies make them if I google but, surely, French people just buy them from a hardware store if they want them. I've looked in a M. Bricolage before I couldn't see any. Does anyone know?

ScreamingValenta Wed 14-Aug-19 16:34:41

I don't know where French people get them from but there are always tons of them on eBay if you have time to search for the right numbers.

SwedishEdith Wed 14-Aug-19 17:12:04

Yes, can see lots on Ebay so may resort to that. Am in France atm so was hoping to just pick one up here.

ScreamingValenta Wed 14-Aug-19 17:14:38

Are there any locals around where you are staying who you could ask?

MrsGolightly Wed 14-Aug-19 17:22:35

Generally local Vide Grenier or brocantes.

SwedishEdith Wed 14-Aug-19 17:25:43

Hmm, mostly Dutch and Belgians but good idea re asking. There's a vide grenier tomorrow so will keep my eyes peeled. Just assumed their diy sheds wold sell them.

Frenchmom Wed 14-Aug-19 17:26:51

French hardware stores like Bricorama and Castorama should sell them.

SwedishEdith Wed 14-Aug-19 17:39:12

Thanks Frenchmom. Hopefully, I'll see a big one before we leave to check again.

Versaillaise Wed 14-Aug-19 17:43:05

I'm pretty sure that I've seen them in Truffaut. It's a garden centre

Squiff70 Wed 14-Aug-19 17:45:12

You could try Maisons du Monde or Castorama. Good luck!

SwedishEdith Wed 14-Aug-19 17:52:06

Ah, more suggestions! Thank you.

ForalltheSaints Wed 14-Aug-19 18:33:49

Quand vous achetez votre enseigne, on parle français dans le magasin.

SwedishEdith Wed 14-Aug-19 18:37:51

Bien sur.

PalindromicUser Wed 14-Aug-19 18:44:17

You can often get them in supermarket key cutting concessions.

Glittertwins Wed 14-Aug-19 18:57:34

I've seen them in the larger supermarkets

SinisterBumFacedCat Wed 14-Aug-19 19:43:52

I got some years ago in Pezenas which is a popular medieval tourist town in South of France. It was a ceramics shop, not put them up yet though, not until the DIY mountain is complete!

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