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Information about Carrefour Hypermarket at Cité Europe in Calais – Day-tripper.net, the web magazine which saves you money when crossing the channel to Calais, to buy wine, beer, spirits and food, travelling by ferry or Eurotunnel.

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Carrefour hypermarket. www.carrefour-calais.com

Bd. Kent, Cité de l'sEurope, Coquelles, Calais. 62231.

Tel: 0033 321 46 75 55.

Manager; Christophe Benoit.

National website. www.carrefour.fr / foireauxvins.carrefour.fr

Open: Monday to Wednesday; 8.30am – 9.00pm, Thursday to Saturday 8.30am – 10.00pm. Sunday; Closed. Shops open from 10.00am to 8.00pm (Thursday and Friday until 9.00pm), Restaurants 10.00am to 11.00pm Monday to Sunday (opening at 10.30am Sundays).

The garage is open from 9.00am to 8.30pm (Saturday from 8.30am). Latest Carrefour fuel prices

Remember to pick up a "Cheque book" (in English) at the entrance. It's packed full of special offers. Join their Points programme.

Pre-order? Allow three days, and pay when you pick it up.

ooshop France – Ooshop, Carrefour's home delivery service – good for price checks. www.ooshop.fr

Carrefour markets itself in many different ways. Depending on the size of the store the local Carrefour Supermarket could be a; Carrefour Cite shop, Carrefour Montagne, Shopi, 8 a Huit, Marche Plus,or Proxi.

There is no Tabac at this Shopping Centre

CREDIT CARDS – we suggest you ring your credit card company before shopping in France – increased fraud means they are turning down shoppers cards if their spending deviates from the norm. Take your mobile – you can often sort the problem out over the phone.

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General

The most modern of the hypermarkets in Calais. Busy, the hypermarket store conveniently situated in Calais biggest shopping mall, Cité Europe. The petrol station is on the ground floor in the shopping centre car park. There are two branches in Calais – the old Continent Supermarket at Centre Mi-voix is now part of the Carrefour group, and consistently offers a better exchange rate if you want to pay in Sterling (it's also quieter and there is a TABAC).

Carrefour is one of the largest supermarket chains in France. Brands coming under this group include; Carrefour, Champion, Pryca, Marché Plus, Ed, Optique, Comod, Shopi. Smaller shops selling Carrefour products include Champion, Carrefour Market, Carrefour City and Carrefour Convenience stores.

carrefour discount calais – May 2009 – a new range of discounted products appears on Carrefour supermarkets shelves. Called Carrefour Discount, the blurb says "a tailor-made product line covering core consumer needs. In today's tough economic environment, Carrefour wants to provide consumers with a tailor-made solution for keeping a grip on spending on everyday needs while offering the support of a national brand. With its hard discount pricing policy, Carrefour Discount consists of 400 reference items ranging from food to household goods and personal care products, covering the essential needs of everyday life." Interestingly 83% are food products.

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Lines available at Carrefour, what to look out for. Carrefour has a range of own brand products aimed at different levels of the market.

The new discount range is called Carrefour discount (see above).

The Carrefour Agir line offers customers the possibility of making purchases that also promote sustainable development (fairtrade and organic basically). There are four themes; 1) Carrefour Agir Bio: organic food products. 2) Carrefour Agir Eco Planete: environmentally-friendly products that help preserve the planet. 3) Carrefour Agir Solidaire: fair trade products. 4) Carrefour Agir Nutrition: health foods.

The premium range at Carrefour is called "Selection". This brand aims to "offer gourmet and gourmand consumers the possibility of treating themselves to a unique moment of pleasure, the Carrefour Selection line offers over 150 high quality food products that combine refinement, original recipes and affordable prices".

The top range line is called "Reflets de France." In my opinion these products are worth looking out for.

There are also a range of core products (own brand).

Always spend some time looking at the publicity on the shelves and hanging from the ceiling. This when to find out about special offers and discounts, some only applying that day. For example;

carrefour promo – Ticket Cash; Buy certain items and get a ticket to spend on your next visit.

Some facts – 80 -90% of wine bought here is sold to United Kingdom shoppers. This stores is the largest seller of Chenay in France.

How to pay

Credit Cards – mastercard Francevisa France – CB – Eurocard, (£'s. There are cashpoints in the shopping centre.

Directions;

From Ferry – take the A16, direction Boulogne, then exit 41 or 43.

From Eurotunnel – In Cité Europe – follow signs .

Foot passengers – Free bus to Rail station, Connect with no. 1 to Cité Europe.

Map;

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Fidelity or Points programme

Carrefour operate apoints programme for regular shoppers. These are well worth signing up to. Not only do you get points and vouchers, but some offers promoted on certain days depend on you being acardholder.

www.carrefour-calais.com

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All the products of the Carrefour Bio range are certified by the independent organisation for certification – ECOCERT.

Useful Outside links

List of Carrefour stores (look under "Mes Magasins")