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Help in Toulouse!!!

thunderbug84 Aug 20, 2009 01:06 PM

I'm in Toulouse right now wrapping up a 3 week vacation all around the Pyrenees. I have so many food things to bring home (wine, vinegar, etc) that i have managed to fit into a wine box, but I need bubble wrap and packing peanuts. where in toulouse can I find a store that has packing supplies? I havent seen anything!

Also, on our last night we are hoping to have a wonderful duck dinner. Our hotel is between the town centre and the train station. any recomendations??

Thanks again!!

  1. ChefJune Aug 24, 2009 06:48 AM

    Most post offices in France sell packing materials. That's where I'd look. Maybe not the cheapest, but most reliable.

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    1. re: ChefJune
      thunderbug84 Aug 27, 2009 07:27 AM

      thanks for all of your responses... the post office didnt have what we needed (they said that to buy a box, they would also have to charge us the postage... the boxes weren't even big enough anyways), and somehow we managed to start quite a little fight between one of the workers and a customer (we think that the customer was mad that they were helping us and we couldnt speak French). We ended up going to a vegetable market and grabbing one of their empty boxes!!!

      This was definitely a lesson learned! No one had heard of packing peanuts (we used newspaper) and finding a large box turned out to be quite the expedition!!

      Regarding the restaurant, we actually were running out of Euros, so we went to Xavier cheese shop instead and got some incredible cheese. That plus a baguette and an apple was all we needed for a fantastic last dinner!!

      Thanks again!

    2. PhilD Aug 22, 2009 12:36 AM

      Try a big post office they may have them, or If you see a branch of BHV they usually have a big DIY section that may do the packing materials.

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        Susie37 Aug 21, 2009 03:51 PM

        Hello thunderbug84,
        I'm so sorry I cannot be of any help for the packing supplies shop or for the restaurant. I just wanted to say that ones of the most famous specialty of Toulouse is the "violettes de Toulouse", which are beautiful and delicious crystallized violets. There is a shop on Rue du Taur that sells them. If it's too late and you are already heading back home, don't worry, you can also find them online: http://www.histoiresucree.com/product...

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