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From antique hunting in local markets to the heights of fashion in La Rochelle, French shopping is retail therapy at its finest.


Uniquely Shopping

Handmade jewellery and one-of-a-kind watches from Bijouterie Landreau in Poitiers. One-off creations and formal wear from Coud Couds Hibou in St Jean de Thouars. Bargain hunting at flea markets, brocantes and vide greniers in the Deux Sevres, or everyday essentials from the supermarket – from our small oasis in south west France explore and indulge your French shopping desires!

The freshest of ingredients, unusually delicious flavours, and everyday essentials.

Simple conveniences, bread, milk and stamps can be found in the nearby villages of Thenezay and Gourge. Fresh produce and farmers markets are held at Thouars on Friday mornings – a great place to find ingredients for a new French dish. Larger supermarkets and convenience stores are available in Parthenay and Airvault, where each has a wonderful mediaeval centre to also explore.


Find a bargain, spot a unique antique, and browse everything from stuffed boars’ heads to antique linen at open air markets.

Vide Greniers, Brocantes, Flea markets and more are held on almost any day of the week in the Deux Sevres region over summer time. With so many markets and shops to peruse, it’s the perfect place to find a unique memento of your French holiday.

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