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Best French supermarkets?

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nobodytoldme Wed 03-Sep-08 22:04:25

We are in Dordogne at the minute, and I want to buy nice stuff for self catering - everything shockingly expensive with currency exchange. Which f the big supermarkets have the best range?

poppy34 Wed 03-Sep-08 22:09:19

they're all pretty similar to be honest - like here seems to depend on the size of the store. have you tried googling where you are to find nearest hypermarket - auchan or carrefour usually pretty good for range

suwoo Wed 03-Sep-08 22:18:15

When visiting my parents in Brittany recently, I was very disappointed with Leclerc and preferred Hyper Champion. My mum and dad use Aldi, Lidl and Leader Price at top up at Super U and Leclerc. They really rate leader price for cheapness and range.

DontNeedAnything Wed 03-Sep-08 22:20:02

I dunno but were a bit confused recently when people were coming out of the "Casino" pushing supermarket trollies!!!!

<then we realised it wasn't a gambling casino, but a supermarket chain>

threekidsareyoumad Thu 04-Sep-08 14:43:02

Auchan all the way! Good meat and fish (if you eat it) and bread...and what a great day out for all the family...

MilaMae Fri 05-Sep-08 16:01:43

Another vote for Auchan,love the Extenso kids clothes they do. Like the Tex range too,anybody know which one does that????

MilaMae Fri 05-Sep-08 16:03:25

I think Auchan have a budget area with all the Value range altogether. I was shocked at how pricey they all were this year though with exchange rate as it is.

Sazisi Fri 05-Sep-08 16:05:51

We found Carrefour best, but didn't try Auchen.
Carrefour do Tex stuff

DoubleBluff Fri 05-Sep-08 16:08:04

Was disappointed with French supermarkets this year, not up to much.
Int the past have always preferred Leclerc.

jura Fri 05-Sep-08 16:13:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MuffinMclay Fri 05-Sep-08 16:26:48


Huge boxes of very fresh prawns. Mmmmmmm.....

Badpups Sat 06-Sep-08 18:38:15

Auchan and Géant (Casino hypermarché). Carrefour good but prefer these two as they seem to have more food choice. Carrefour excellent for non-food stuff. The instore restaurant in Geant is usually ok for a quick lunch as well (delicious rosé sold by the small carafe very cheaply!).

The only time I've been in a Lidl in France I was disappointed - thought it wasn't nearly as good as in the UK or Germany/Austria.

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