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I've had many emails asking about the shopping, the wine and cheese. Hopefully this post provides some insight into our French shopping & supermarket experiences to date.
Most shops are closed on Sunday and Monday. Nearly all shops (except large chain stores) are closed for lunch between 12-2pm. Banks are only open in the mornings (till 12:45) on Tuesday - Fridays.
The weekly shop: Every week we travel to Fumel around 26km or a 30 minute drive. While there is one other closer supermarket, the LeClerc at Fumel/Montayral is a good size store with a wide selection of goods, it is open every day except Sunday. The supermarché is also the cheapest place to fill up the car: diesel (gasol) is around €1.25/litre and petrol (essence) €1.50/litre.
Some supermarché facts:
The quality of the following pictures is a bit dodgy, I was trying to avoid looking like a total dork taking photo's in the supermarket.