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17 August 2012 @ 07:05 pm

HOMG. In the south of France, dying of heat and in need of a baby playpen/cot. Anybody know where in France one buys such things? Carcassonne is the nearest town of size…

(x-posted from the essential kit)

Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on August 17th, 2012 06:23 pm (UTC)
One of the really big supermarkets. If my memory serves me, there is a huge branch of Intermarche on the outskirts of Carcassonne, which may well have what you need -- it has branches that specialise in things like DIY and furniture, too, so if the main store doesn't have it, one of those may. A play pen is a parc pour bebe, a cot is a lit d'enfant or a petit lit. (You probably already know this!).

Intermarché Hypermore
ZI du Pont Rouge
11000 Carcassonne, France
04 68 71 07 11

NB I drew a blank on their website for playpens and cots, but their search engine is rather basic.

Otherwise, there's a Conforama (large furniture chain, whose website promises baby furnishings)

Tél :
Fax : 04 68258469

kitmizkit on August 17th, 2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
all right, I didn't believe the first person who said you found baby cots in supermarkets in France, but apparently I should have. And I have no French at all save hello, goodbye, and thank you, so I didn't know that about the names. Thanks. :)
Alix (Tersa): Arnold--bleh! (tersa)tersa on August 17th, 2012 07:35 pm (UTC)
Whyyyyyy is it that whenever anyone I know goes to France, they don't know French, but I never get to go with my 8 years of middle+high school and 1 quarter of community college conversational French? #firstworldproblems :)
kitmizkit on August 18th, 2012 06:56 am (UTC)
I don't know, but if you wanna hop on a plane and come play translator, the couch in this place folds out too... :)
Alix (Tersa): Vinnie (tersa)tersa on August 19th, 2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
If there's a next time and more warning, I might consider this. :)
Nathaliespacedlaw on August 18th, 2012 04:48 am (UTC)
kitmizkit on August 18th, 2012 06:53 am (UTC)
yes, yes, i see, i fling myself on your mercies! but seriously, *supermarkets*? :)
Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on August 18th, 2012 10:57 am (UTC)
You can get *everything* in French hypermarkets :-). (Seriously, they have great clothing, wonderful glassware, and, well, everything. The only thing I ever remember not finding in one was dental tape, as opposed to floss, and that was in a smaller one that was only really a big supermarket as opposed to the true hypermarche.)
Glad to be useful.
The marquis says to tell you that you have some of the finest castles in France near you. Queribus is possibly a bit daunting with Mr D (it involves a lot of walking uphill) but he recommends Perpeyteuse. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peyrepertuse
kitmizkit on August 18th, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
holy crap, that's a magnificent castle. O.O

And we got a cot! Thank you! <3
Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on August 18th, 2012 04:10 pm (UTC)
It's a wonderful castle. It may be one of the marquis' very favourites.
And yay on the cot!
Nicholas: thoughtfulnwhyte on August 17th, 2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
My mother is off to Canet tomorrow. Is that near you?
kitmizkit on August 18th, 2012 06:55 am (UTC)
Well, by Alaskan standards, yes, but by European standards, perhaps not... Looks like it's about 90 minutes away. :)
irishkateirishkate on August 17th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
Hope you find the cot and learn some french, write some book, relax and chill and have a good time - IN FRANCE WITHOUT ME!!
kitmizkit on August 18th, 2012 06:56 am (UTC)
"chill" is clearly not on the menu, she said, staring in horror at the weather forecast...
Kaat Van der JonckheydKaat Van der Jonckheyd on August 17th, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
baby cot
We were in the neighbourhood of Carcasonne last week, there's a little town called Castelnaudary not far from Carcasonne where you should be able to find something
here's the link