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Liqueurs Saint Germain and Domain de Canton?

Lgalen Sep 2, 2012 07:15 AM

These liquors are quite pricey in the US, and I'm thinking that they may be a good thing to bring back duty free at the end of our trip to France. Here, they each cost approx. $38 for a 750 ml bottle. Has anyone seen them at the duty free shops at the airport, or in shops in Paris? How are the prices in FRance for these treats?

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  1. EvergreenDan RE: Lgalen Sep 2, 2012 01:57 PM

    May I suggest you bring back Amer Picon, which you can't get in the US. And maybe some Chartreuse Elixir Vegetal, rather than shave a few bucks off something you can easily get in the US? Some some Dupont Calvados expressions that aren't exported?

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      Madcarp RE: EvergreenDan Sep 12, 2012 02:06 PM

      EvergreenDan,

      Do you know if I'm I safe waiting until I get to CDG Airport to buy Picon? I'd like to buy a few bottles to take home to my French friends in Chicago, and Duty Free would be easier than buying in Paris.

      Best,
      Paul

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        EvergreenDan RE: Madcarp Sep 13, 2012 12:51 PM

        Sorry, but I have no travel tips for when / where to buy. Perhaps someone else can help?

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          alphanumeric RE: Madcarp Sep 14, 2012 11:39 AM

          I've started a similar thread, Madcarp, and would be pleased to hear what you return with and where you acquired it.

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        murphlaw152 RE: Lgalen Sep 2, 2012 06:09 PM

        I actually just purchased about $300 worth of liquor from the duty-free at Charles De Gaulle airport and St Germain, I noticed, was not much cheaper. Same with Champagne. Chartreuse, on the other hand, was significantly cheaper and I purchased several bottles. It's about $70/bottle here and it was only 33 euro at duty-free. The prices do change, and vary from airport to airport, so just take a look when you leave France.

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          Lgalen RE: murphlaw152 Sep 3, 2012 08:57 AM

          Thanks for the info!

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            kagemusha49 RE: Lgalen Sep 13, 2012 01:38 PM

            I agree with Murph - airport duty free shops are often more expensive than local stores like Carrefour. About the only duty free shops where you save money cater to cars and ships.

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          alphanumeric RE: Lgalen Sep 14, 2012 11:37 AM

          I've gotten St. Germain for 37? dollars in the U.S., if memory serves.

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            craigasaurus RE: Lgalen Oct 1, 2012 08:17 AM

            Are those products even available in Europe? I know they're made in France, but by an American company and, I thought, for the American market. That said their might be other Elderflower and ginger liqueurs available that don't ever get exported,

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