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nissenpa Nov 14, 2006 01:07 PM

Is this a grocery store? Department Store?

I'm sending DH there to buy some duckfat this weekend and would like to know what type of store this is.


  1. h
    haapi Nov 19, 2006 08:25 PM

    I doubt that Franprix will "most certainly" sell duck fat. They have very basic foodstuffs/brands and are heavy on the prepared/packaged foods. The Monoprix at République (they're all over) has it, for sure.

    1. b
      BKAL Nov 16, 2006 05:08 PM

      As people have said, Franprix is a chain of supermarkets. They will most certainly sell duck fat. Extremely common item. Can be purchased at almost any supermarket in Paris.

      1. signothetimes53 Nov 14, 2006 10:31 PM

        Oh, and Franprix and Monoprix are two very different animals.

        Franprix is primarily a small grocery store.

        1. signothetimes53 Nov 14, 2006 10:30 PM

          The Franprix stores I've shopped in are quite small. That's not to say you won't find your duckfat, but they are only slightly larger than a U.S. convenience store, though they do have a full meat and dairy/deli section that c-stores don't.

          We used to shop at the Franprix on rue Casimir Perier in the 7th, near the 6th, not far from the place where Julia Child once lived in the late 40s and early 50s.

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            f2dat06 Nov 14, 2006 05:09 PM

            I would call it a much scaled down version of a walmart or target super center. They typically have one floor of household / clothing items and another floor that is a grocery store. Some have a restaurant too.

            Don't know if it is the same company but there are also stores in France called Monoprix which, as far as I have seen, are all grocery.

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            1. re: f2dat06
              erica Nov 14, 2006 06:24 PM

              Monoprix has other stuff, too, at least in some of their stores.

              1. re: erica
                ChicagoKat Nov 14, 2006 10:17 PM

                The best Monoprix in my opinion is the one in the 6th, near St. Germain des Pres. They have everything!!

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              CJT Nov 14, 2006 03:19 PM

              Franprix is a smaller supermarket chain found primarily in the area in and around Paris. It is apparently owned by Leader-Price, which has much larger supermarkets all over France (and elsewhere). These stores sell "national brands" and some Leader-Price products as well. Leader-Price is considered a discount supermarket.

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