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Marsalforn 20.06.2021 17:38

Opticians in Divonne
 
Has anyone gone to Divonne to buy
glasses? I am wondering if it is cheaper than Vaud. Given that there are more Swiss number plates than French there, I thought I'd ask before making the journey. TIA.

bowlie 20.06.2021 17:42

Re: Opticians in Divonne
 
Divonne prices are likely the highest, for just about anything, in France. You really need to get a little further from the border.

Marsalforn 20.06.2021 21:51

Re: Opticians in Divonne
 
Thank you. Itís rather what I thought.

catandmouse 21.06.2021 10:20

Re: Opticians in Divonne
 
Les Rousses, up in the Jura, used to be a big centre for spectacles and glasses manufacturing. There used to be one optician after another. I don't know whether that's still the case, but as it's a bit lost in the middle of nowhere, probably cheaper than opticians near the border that cater for the Swiss.

John_H 21.06.2021 12:41

Re: Opticians in Divonne
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by catandmouse (Post 3319834)
Les Rousses, up in the Jura, used to be a big centre for spectacles and glasses manufacturing. There used to be one optician after another. I don't know whether that's still the case, but as it's a bit lost in the middle of nowhere, probably cheaper than opticians near the border that cater for the Swiss.

I'd say it's a little further into France than Les Rousses, Morez is still famous for glasses, at least driving through there are glasses everywhere.. Flowers in the shape of glasses on roundabouts.. Monuments, big statues of glasses .. Loads of little factories etc..

Wether there are good deals to be had i don't know .. But Morez is certainly still a little town dedicated to lunettes..

Belgianmum 21.06.2021 13:05

Re: Opticians in Divonne
 
For bog standard lenses itís probably cheaper to get glasses in France.
For anything more complex like varifocals etc there really isnít much difference in price in my experience regardless of whether you are near the Swiss border or not.

Marsalforn 23.06.2021 16:42

Re: Opticians in Divonne
 
Thank you. It was varifocals I'm after. This old age business isnt for cissies:D

bowlie 23.06.2021 17:15

Re: Opticians in Divonne
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by John_H (Post 3319884)
I'd say it's a little further into France than Les Rousses, Morez is still famous for glasses, at least driving through there are glasses everywhere.. Flowers in the shape of glasses on roundabouts.. Monuments, big statues of glasses .. Loads of little factories etc..

Wether there are good deals to be had i don't know .. But Morez is certainly still a little town dedicated to lunettes..

Yes they made optical bombsights there in the war. The allies tried a number of times to bomb them, but failed due to the geography and proximity to the border.

Marsalforn 24.06.2021 19:53

Re: Opticians in Divonne
 
Interesting info. Thanks!


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