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    • toshkininny
    • By toshkininny 4th Oct 19, 12:37 PM
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    Any Carrefour Calais recs please?
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    • 4th Oct 19, 12:37 PM
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    Any Carrefour Calais recs please? 4th Oct 19 at 12:37 PM
    Hi
    Treating ourselves and popping over to France for the day.
    Just wondered if anyone can recommend some good bargains on general food/wine or other bargains at Cite Europe please?

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by toshkininny; 04-10-2019 at 12:40 PM.
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 4th Oct 19, 1:20 PM
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    Just wondering why you chose Carrefour ?

    There's an Auchan not far, not really sure who is the cheapest.

    Do you have a dishwasher ?

    What what price for tabs do you pay ?

    Just a day trip you going for ?

    They have 2 days left of the wine fair for the wine.

    Drink tea/coffee ?
    Last edited by DCFC79; 04-10-2019 at 1:24 PM.
    • toshkininny
    • By toshkininny 4th Oct 19, 1:36 PM
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    Hi, just thought of Carrefour as that's all I remember being over there. I remember Auchan now you mention it, didn't know there was a wine fair on though, thanks.
    • Thomas Crown
    • By Thomas Crown 4th Oct 19, 3:34 PM
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    • 4th Oct 19, 3:34 PM
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    • 4th Oct 19, 3:34 PM
    The wine fair at E.Leclerc was due to commence last weekend. I don't know if they have a store in, or near Calais.
    Last edited by Thomas Crown; 04-10-2019 at 9:36 PM. Reason: Typo
    • Westin
    • By Westin 4th Oct 19, 7:06 PM
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    • 4th Oct 19, 7:06 PM
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    Please do post upon your return. I would be interested to know what you found worth buying and where savings are made. I thought the days of going to Calais to shop and save were long gone. Hope you can prove otherwise.
    • waamo
    • By waamo 4th Oct 19, 9:16 PM
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    • 4th Oct 19, 9:16 PM
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    • 4th Oct 19, 9:16 PM
    Majestic wines are pretty much next door to the Auchan. If you want wine they are usually reasonable. Much cheaper than the U.K.
    This space for hire.
    • benjus
    • By benjus 5th Oct 19, 9:52 AM
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    • 5th Oct 19, 9:52 AM
    Haven't been to Cite Europe for a while, but the best bargains usually seemed to be at Hugo Boss. There are some good homeware stores too, just remember that sheet, duvet cover etc sizes will be European not British.

    As for shopping, the are loads of wine places around Calais. There's a pretty good one near Cite Europe. Personally I like the wine section at E Leclerc near Boulogne, but that's a bit too far to go just for shopping (Boulogne itself is worth a visit though).

    If you don't mind a 15 or so minute drive out of Calais, there's an excellent wine shop in the pleasant little town of Ardres: http://www.boursot.co.uk/ - the owner is very helpful and (I believe) is Anglo-French so speaks English. He does a lot of trade in people buying for wedding receptions who want some advice about what wine to serve, but it's also a great place to just buy some wine to take back.
    Last edited by benjus; 05-10-2019 at 2:40 PM.
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    • Doshwaster
    • By Doshwaster 5th Oct 19, 1:21 PM
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    Please do post upon your return. I would be interested to know what you found worth buying and where savings are made. I thought the days of going to Calais to shop and save were long gone. Hope you can prove otherwise.
    Originally posted by Westin
    They are still a thing - but whether they will still be so after the 31 October is anyone's guess. We could be back to old limits of 1 litre of spirits.
    • mark1959
    • By mark1959 7th Oct 19, 7:30 PM
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    • 7th Oct 19, 7:30 PM
    Don't know about any bargains, although the wine seems to be a few euro cheaper, but can you get me one of those big custard flans please?
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 7th Oct 19, 7:34 PM
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    Get me some Coeur du Berry goats cheese, some comte cheese, and some Ferme de Billy artisan farm cider
    • prenton01
    • By prenton01 8th Oct 19, 7:45 AM
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    Not long come back from a road trip around Europe i would recommend the likes of Lidl, Netto and Aldi.

    In Netto we bought bottles of Chilean Cabernet Savigion for 3 euros lovely wine as well, we also got bottle of Prosecco 12% vol for 2.99 euros

    All good stuff from Netto and the German Beers we bought were really good only 4 Euros for 6 bottles yet £2 a bottle in UK
    https://www.ocado.com/products/grimbergen-blonde-belgian-beer-301719011

    Lidl and Aldi also half the price of the UK but don't make the same mistake we made and decide to go back for more our last day on a Sunday to find them all closed
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    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 8th Oct 19, 1:59 PM
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    I never found Lidl and Aldi to be half the price of the uk
    • jimbo6977
    • By jimbo6977 8th Oct 19, 9:47 PM
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    Going to France to buy Chilean wine is globalisation gone wrong.

    However, going to France to buy Canadian whiskey is a very good idea!

    Hic
    • prenton01
    • By prenton01 9th Oct 19, 8:31 AM
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    I never found Lidl and Aldi to be half the price of the uk
    Originally posted by hollydays
    Found a pic of the Prossecco on my phone from Netto France
    Cheapest bottle in Aldi UK is around £6

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    • benjus
    • By benjus 9th Oct 19, 7:21 PM
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    Going to France to buy Chilean wine is globalisation gone wrong.

    However, going to France to buy Canadian whiskey is a very good idea!

    Hic
    Originally posted by jimbo6977
    Scotch whisky is typically cheaper in France than here (well, it was when the pound was a bit stronger against the Euro, anyway).

    France has much lower duties on alcohol than the UK, so all alcohol tends to be cheaper. Other items may not be so different, and of course some things are more expensive there.
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    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 11th Oct 19, 9:12 AM
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    Found a pic of the Prossecco on my phone from Netto France
    Cheapest bottle in Aldi UK is around £6

    Originally posted by prenton01
    Oh, you were just referring to wine.
    I must just say I don't reckon on that tasting good, and there isn't a Netto in Calais.
    Mostly it's crazy going to La Belle France and taking back italian wine.
    Last edited by hollydays; 11-10-2019 at 8:51 PM.
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