Basic Holiday Information for your French Holiday

Below we have listed some basic information about holidaying in France
Please read this as it may improve your holiday if you have not been to France before

Driving

The roads in France are generally of good quality and much quieter than those in the UK. a few important items to remember are:

For more driving information and speed limits please click this link - driving-in-france

Milk

Supermarkets, in the main, sell fresh milk, most smaller village shops however just sell UHT milk.

Red Cap milk is normally Full Fat Milk (Lait Frais - Entier)

Blue Cap milk is normal Half Fat Milk (Lait Frais - Demi-Ecreme)

Green Cap milk (Lait Ribot) is sour milk, do not confuse this with UK Semi-Skimmed Milk!

Supermarkets

Open Monday to Saturdays In Locmine, 5 mins by car, are 4 large Supermarkets, Intermarche, Lidl, Carrefour and Leader Price, generally open approximately 8.00 am to 7.00 pm

Also near to Le Grange Gites are two smaller Supermarkets that are open on Sunday Mornings and Bank Holidays mornings 9.00 am to 12.00 midday (in France Bank Holidays are also generally taken on the date rather than the nearest Monday, so they can be on any day of the week)

Sunday / Bank holiday Supermarkets:

Eco-Marche (a smaller Intermarche) in Reguiny - 8 mins by car

8 till late in Locmine (Carrefour Express)- 5 mins by car

Both shops sell fresh milk etc

BBQ's and Snacks

We have available at our House, BBQ Charcoal and Lighting Fluid if required, also a small selection of Ice-Creams, Chocolates, Milk and Soft Drinks (a list is provided in the Gite welcome booklet)

Village Shops

Our village Moreac has 3 Bars, Post Office, Cash Point, a small Supermarket, Take away Pizza, Tabbac, Hair Dressers and 2 Bakeries normally there is at least one of these open, every day. Some of the shops in the villages and towns are closed on Mondays, because they are open on Saturdays!, so Mondays may seem a bit quiet, all major shops and supermarkets however remain open.

Restaurants

There are restaurants in Moreac and Locmine, we have made a detailed list within the Gite of 10 local restaurants, also we have produced a laminated map and directions to all 10 restaurants, this can be used in your car whilst you are staying with us, but must be returned for the next guests.

Banks and Cash Points

Our village Moreac has a cash point which is also in English!, it accepts most major Debit / Credit Cards, Also in Locmine (5 mins in the car) there are many banks

Health

Our village Moreac, has a Doctor, Dentist and a Pharmacy, should you have any problems that occur.

The Gites

The Gites are well equipped, light and airy, clean and tidy, with all necessary items for your holiday, we provide free of charge a welcome pack (if staying for five nights or more), all bed linen is included, in addition we can provide towels, we can also provide shopping and house hold packs to help you have a relaxing start to your holiday (please see our rates page for more details), all Gites have their own washing machine, all of our prices include water and electricity, we have ample parking and each Gite has its own private garden. Many more details are contained within our website.

Finally we hope the above information is helpful and that you chose to stay at Le Grange Gites, Thank you, Simon and Lesley.

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