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Delivery to Auxerre help please

And just for fun, if your friend is American, look at La Grande Epicerie - Groceries World - The American Grocery!

Dec 20, 2014
angelica052 in France

Delivery to Auxerre help please

I have looked at the Bon Marche website but I had forgotten that the food hall is called La Grande Epicerie! Oddly enough when you click on the English language version there is no mention of delivering their products! This must be because they do not deliver outside France. So when I googled it again I clicked Translate this page. It helps to understand what is on offer but would be brilliant if you speak French! Good luck!

Dec 20, 2014
angelica052 in France

Delivery to Auxerre help please

If all else fails you might consider Fortnum and Mason in London.
If you look at their website you can make up your own box of treats. No need to go to the expense of a hamper. The last time I sent a box to a friend in hospital I chose their Piccadilly Biscuit Selection (via Food Hall, Biscuits)then some sweets (via Confectionery, Sweets & Confectionery) perhaps Barley sugar Expedition sweets or their new line of Fudge? Obviously their teas are superb. You will find details under Delivery information. You can either phone them or order it on line which I found very efficient and easy.

I am guessing you were hoping to order a parcel to be sent from a store in France so this may be totally inappropriate! Apologies if it is! I have just thought that perhaps Bon Marche in Paris would be another place to try. I haven't looked at their website but am sure they would have similar delivery arrangements to Fortnums. They have wonderful confectionery, teas - and cheese!

I am sure whatever you send will cheer your friend up. My friend said that just opening the parcel was a treat in itself!

Dec 20, 2014
angelica052 in France

Our trip report, piece by piece

In several years of reading the trip reports on Chowhound yours has to be the very best! Our annual autumn Paris visit will be greatly enhanced (also next year's trip to Burgundy). Your descriptions are beautifully written and I only wish this whole report could be published in a little booklet to be taken to Paris by every Chowhound foodie!

My husband and I have been visiting Paris nearly every year since 1968 and I have learnt more from your report than (I am whispering this ...) all the wellknown Paris blogs!!

I haven't had time yet to read every entry but I know I am going to have to print it all out myself but how on earth many pages and print cartridges will it take!!

I wish you and your husband the happiest of lives together. What fun it must have been to be at the next table to you in any of these restaurants - albeit that on your honeymoon maybe talking to your neighbours would be the last thing you wanted!!

Please keep telling us all about your future trips and dare I hope you might start a blog (maybe you already have one).

Thank you so much!!

May 06, 2013
angelica052 in France

GLUTEN FREE IN THE CHARENTE

Whoops! Looking at the website again it looks as though you have to stay for a week! Might be worth asking if you can stay for a shorter period though.

May 13, 2011
angelica052 in France

GLUTEN FREE IN THE CHARENTE

I suggest you look at the website of La Belle Demeure in Jarnac (near Cognac).
It is a gluten-free chambres d'hotes. I have not stayed there but noticed it when looking for information on Jarnac. They provide gluten-free meals for their guests and would presumably be able to advise you on eating out as well.

May 13, 2011
angelica052 in France