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Do Franprix or Monoprix stores offer delivery services?

Jul 7th, 2015, 08:30 AM
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'Monoprix uses bikes : http://www.lsa-conso.fr/mediatheque/...00012297_5.jpg'

That's really cool.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 08:35 AM
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thank you manachem....I had not found that when I searched. RM67....Bikes cool.....Link doesn't work for me but still cool
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Jul 7th, 2015, 08:37 AM
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pvoyageuse.....Cool picture. Thanks
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Jul 7th, 2015, 09:31 AM
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Photobear - I'm really sorry that you've had to justify yourself on here. Unfortunately you're not the first and won't be the last.

As you mention, there are some very odd people populating these forums who must lead very small lives and feel the need to attack someone for wanting to do some shopping.

Actually 'odd' doesn't even begin to cover it...

menachem - I've lived in cities for most of my life too including London, Lyon and Geneva (unfortunately) and spent a lot of time in Paris and have never shopped in the way you so patronisingly describe.

I'm very glad that you have the time to do shopping every couple of days but as you mention, many people do, just as many people don't. What I don't understand is why so many people seem to take offence at the way someone wants to shop. I can't believe the amount of condescending, vitriolic posts photobear's post has generated.

I realise that most posters on this site aren't in the first flush of youth, but the number of threads that quickly devolve into the equivalent of old people arguing in their nursing home over the "right" way to do something, never ceases to amaze me.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 10:39 AM
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No need to even set foot in a store if you don't want to.

www.monoprix.fr
www.franprix.fr

You can order and they will deliver. Or you can try

www.ooshop.com

That's Carrefour, one of the biggest retailers in the world.

It is probably interesting to know that Franprix and Monoprix are owned by the same company (Groupe Casino) but most Franprix stores are cheaper.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 10:46 AM
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I don't have a dog in this fight, but I can't help but comment that this is one of the saddest threads I've come upon, and there have been plenty.

Photobear, I'm so sorry your question has engendered such mean spirited judgement and superiority.

It's a simple and reasonable question, and I felt like I was in some parallel universe or I'd fallen down some rabbit hole reading some of the bewildering posts.

Kudos to those who were helpful. Lots of folks really are great and want to assist.

As they say in 12 step, "take what you need, and leave the rest".

I hope you have a great trip after all the difficulties you've had the last few years, not that you owe anyone here an explanation.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 10:46 AM
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I thought Monoprix was Cheaper....good to know. I do believe the closest to us is a Franprix so good to know.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 10:52 AM
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I actually really look forward to grocery shopping as I did grow up with my folks owning the grocery store in our town. Hubby likes odd and exotic food items.....I'm sure he will be in heaven and make grocery shopping a 3 hr ordeal...LOL
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Jul 7th, 2015, 10:52 AM
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Photobear, I know the forum gets rough sometimes. I don't know why many seem to have an attitude....I occasionally drop off for a while when I need a break. However, most of the posts are helpful, so I always end up here again. Don't let the negative posts, etc...deter you. It happens a lot, unfortunately. Take the advice that is helpful and leave the rest. The same happens to many posters (and it's too bad).

I am sure your trip will be wonderful.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 11:02 AM
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Monoprix is the most expensive chain in France.

http://lexpansion.lexpress.fr/entrep...e_1495533.html
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Jul 7th, 2015, 11:11 AM
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Photobear : here is a list of stores which deliver groceries in Paris and area. It includes Picard (frozen food). Forget the comments about Parisians buying their evening dinner one chicken breast at a time on their way back from work.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 11:12 AM
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Jul 7th, 2015, 11:17 AM
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<< menachem - I've lived in cities for most of my life too including London, Lyon and Geneva (unfortunately) and spent a lot of time in Paris and have never shopped in the way you so patronisingly describe. >>>

Your mileage does vary though the mind boggles as to why my description should be "patronising" while I also go out of my way to locate bakeries and an online supermarket that delivers for the OP.

The point is (again, because apparently you don't bother to read this thread in its entirety): where their apartment is, Avenue Rapp, is one of those rare places in Paris where supermarkets are thin on the ground. So it makes sense to organize logistics. Where I often am, on Rue des Rosiers, I have to walk maybe 5 minutes before reaching a market or bakery. In Rotterdam: same. So, I can play it by ear most of the time, and don't have to plan far in advance: I can just pop out to the market, at the end of the day and/or bring home stuff I get during the day. I believe that's what cities are also for, if you have everything within walking distance, I find that behaviour does change. Before Rotterdam I lived in Amsterdam Zuidoost, a sprawling suburb, without a car, with a long walk to the supermarket. Guess what I did there: buy a trolley and stock up during a weekly shopping trip. It's also nice to try new habits, temporarily. And that's maybe why such a heated discussion developed. To me, one of joys of inner city life is this kind of casual, occasional, but high frequency shopping.

Apparently I hit a nerve with you. For that I apologize. But also no need to state that I'm "patronizing". For which I accept apologies.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 11:17 AM
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Yes Kerouac, Monoprix is expensive, but it's not as if they're moving permanently to Paris. And it's about the convenience also.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 11:20 AM
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Photobear, French supermarkets often have wonderful things! Have fun exploring!
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Jul 7th, 2015, 11:40 AM
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This is a bizarre thread, to say the least. Water is sold in shrink-wrapped six or eight-packs of 1.5 liter bottles--that's everything from big brands such as Vittel and Evian to less expensive perfectly fine brands. They are very heavy. I can barely carry one from the store to the car. Of course you can buy singles which often aren't on the shelves, people just open the large packs and take one or two or what ever.

I guess I should confess at this point that I live WAY outside Paris in SW France but habits are similar. Many people drink bottled water--the shelving devoted to bottled water is similar to the amount of shelving devoted to baked beans in England (frame of reference for janisj). They are sold this way in Paris, leven in smaller carrefour express shops. I know because a friend and I carried one pack two blocks to our hotel, trading off every few hundred yards.

As for using a taxi, why not? If there's not a stand near the grocery, phone for one. A taxi you order by phone will already have 10 or so euros on its metre, the driver is not going to mind a short trip. If you feel guilty, give a nice tip.

I love shopping for groceries in France, Paris in particular. I haven't read all the replies but be sure to check what shops are in your immediate neighborhood, you could find everything you need. Being able to order online might be convenient depending on delivery times but you'll miss the fun of seeing and chosing from the array of foods on offer.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 11:48 AM
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Interesting debate... was wondering how such a simple thread could attract so many posts.

Ker is nearly a local, with the double advantage of being born in the US but living like a local (sisi, ca esxiste des gens qui s'adaptent)...

I've never shopped in Paris - I eat at restaurant...

When we're in France, we take our car to the largest supermarket around and bring back groceries for at least one week. I'm a Belgian, we are not that different from the Frenchs.

Guess what - Frenchs also have kids, and not all of them like to shop every day to fetch eggs one by one : they also have fridges and fill those up.
Guess what : I mostly drink sparkling water - found a way to make it with tapwater but frankly, I just buy my water by packs/crates whatever but in large quantities.

Same goes for the rest of my family - not so much ecolo, ok, but if you want to save the planet, come to Europe in a rowing boat or leave others alone...

So Photo, since I'm half French, I should have warned you that Frenchs are rude, but certainly not ruder than some (most) on the thread... but at least since we're not on a triger-deletion happy forum, posts say and we can meke ourselves an opinion on those posters.

I'd follow Ker's and some other senssible one's advice and if not possible, just book a cab and fill his trunk...
Is it the Christ or the Beatles who said 'let it be' ?

But my final advice is much more intelligent : drop the water : drink only WINE if you want to live like a local
Start drinking from the supermarket, it will get lighter and lighter.

Enjoy your holiday.
Wow - quite a long post... Bon, where is my glass of wine, made me thirsty.
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Jul 7th, 2015, 12:14 PM
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Pariswat....Bonjour, Je suis Acadienne de la côte est du Canada. Merci pour vos mots si charmants. J'aimerais boire que du vin mais je suis allergique a l'alcool....Mon mari dit que c'est une bonne idée....LOL
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Jul 7th, 2015, 12:29 PM
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I looked up pictures of the inside of a Franprix....Looks like lots of fun. So many choices. The one thing I hate to buy without knowing the right brand is toilet paper but we will play Russian roulette with that one.LOL
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Jul 7th, 2015, 12:44 PM
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Ah merci Photobear...
J'ai encore un drapeau Québecois dans la maison après une année extraordinaire passée à Québec city..

Should you need help to carry your water, I'm every week in Paris !!!
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