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May 11, 2013 06:18 AM

Cookware Stores in Nice France

Hello, I'm moving from the U.S. to Nice France and am trying to determine where most people shop for cookware/cooking accessories in the south. Are there any online stores that are popular there comparable to maybe a Williams-Sonoma or Sur la Table?

Also, aside from measuring cups/spoons - Does anyone recommend taking any particular cooking accessories with me?

Thank you :)

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  1. If you use/like Oxo stuff, bring that, since it's double the price in France.

    1. Round cake tins with clip closures and drop-out bases (these are practically non-existant). Most tart/quiche tins are also one piece; if you have drop-out base versions it is worth bringing those.

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      1. re: Piggyinthemiddle

        We fall over both of these styles at flea markets and vide greniers . They are dirt cheap on the second hand market. Also Oxo. Vide greniers are the French version of garage sales, and stuff is practically free, including quite decent copper cookware. I have bought several small heavy saucepans with pristine interiors at 5€ a piece. Lucky you!

        Also note that all of the big supermarkets like carrefour and superU have very good housewares departments.

      2. Bring your knives. But you knew that already.

        1. if you are prone to traveling with wine, bring styrofoam 12 pack, even if you do not use it, you will be a hit at vineyards that have never seen it.

          1. If I could, I'd bring over a suitcase of American tin foil. The stuff you find here is pretty lame, including the boxes with the horrible serrated edges. How I long for some good ol' Reynolds Wrap & its metal cutting strip. Cheesecloth is also very hard to find.

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            1. re: boredough

              Bring the Saran Wrap, too. The French version is even worse than French alu foil.

              1. re: boredough

                When l am bringing a chef or foodie a present in most foreign countries, even Canada, the heavy duty aluminum foil in the long boxes easily available in Costco are the item. Jego at CLAJ damned near cried.

                1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                  WOW! I had no idea... That's good to know. That stuff is easy to carry. :)