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04/10/2011 at 10:05am
 Location: Lancashire
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We have normally used the nearest supermarket, mostly Intermarche, then Leclerc or Carrefour. On our recent stay on the Cote d'Azur, we decided to use a Geant Casino near Cagnes sur Mer, which we have used before but didn't think was anything special. This time, it was superb! OH was very impressed by the selection of breads, so many it was hard to choose. There was a 'kitchen prep' area in the middle where the staff were preparing fresh fruits, a variety of hot foods, and patisserie. Huge variety of wines and spirits too. We spent ages in there, it had air con too. It reminded me of the Carrefour at Cite Europe when it was first open, but has steadily gone downhill since.
We think the Geant has developed because of the cosmopolitan area it is in.


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04/10/2011 at 12:39pm
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We have a few Netto's too. I think it is part of the Mousquetaire/Intermarche group.



04/10/2011 at 5:28pm
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Do they have a listing for the French supermarkets, that have the assistants whizzing around on roller skates.

Those are my favourite ones!.



04/10/2011 at 6:01pm
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D'you mean there are others as well as Carrefour at Cite Europe?!


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04/10/2011 at 6:33pm
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Hi franbee.

               Have seen them at Antibes and Chalon-Sur-Saone, so I guess they are all over the place!. it certainley makes supermarket shopping far more pleasurable than here in the UK!.



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Carrerour in Chalons en Champagne also has them.

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05/10/2011 at 5:52pm
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Yes, blueE, I remember them there now.


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05/10/2011 at 9:43pm
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POIs for your satnav:  http://www.gps-data-team.com/poi/france/shopping/

I haven't used this site, but downloaded the POIs for Carrefour a few years ago (can't remember where from)  My favourite supermarche



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