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a load of old cobbles ( looking for cobblestones - GE )

simple as that.. does anyone know where to buy cobblestones?

Jumbo carries gravel and various building stones - breeze blocks et at but unless I blinked I didn't see any cobbles.

I think there is a sand and gravel yard out Satigny way but I don't feel like driving over there just on spec.

also.. does anyone know how you actually buy cobbles? I need ( in the springtime ) about 30 linear feet ( 3 courses of about 10 ft each ) but I don't know what would happen if I walked into a gravel yards and asked for approx. 10 M. of stones.

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Re: a load of old cobbles ( looking for cobblestones - GE )

I've seem cobbles at both Bricorama and Leroy Merlin (Annemasse), I'm fairly certain you'll find them listed on their websites at the moment but they'll have them 'in store' in the Spring, along with decking etc.
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Re: a load of old cobbles ( looking for cobblestones - GE )

My parents bought cobblestones at Bauhaus a while back. They only seem to have stores in Bern and Zürich though - a bit far away for you I guess.
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Re: a load of old cobbles ( looking for cobblestones - GE )

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My parents bought cobblestones at Bauhaus a while back. They only seem to have stores in Bern and Zürich though - a bit far away for you I guess.


thanks for the thought.. but.. umm...ya
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Re: a load of old cobbles ( looking for cobblestones - GE )

You can find some at Getaz-romang in La Praille/Carouge

Link to their online catalog, look for pavé

http://www.getaz-romang.ch/f/catalog...lle/index.html
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You can find some at Getaz-romang in La Praille/Carouge

Link to their online catalog, look for pavé

http://www.getaz-romang.ch/f/catalog...lle/index.html

excellent !!, much closer.. thanks !!
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Re: a load of old cobbles ( looking for cobblestones - GE )

Try here too:

http://www.promateriau.ch/

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http://www.materiaux-anciens.ch/paves_en.shtml
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Re: a load of old cobbles ( looking for cobblestones - GE )

Since you are in the French speaking area. You are looking for "pavés". The ones you are showing are natural and not concrete. Not sure of the specific stone but I have seen them before.

Here is one possible supplier:

http://www.getaz-romang.ch/f/catalog...lle/index.html

Click on the "pavé" link on the left. The ones you need seem to be called "Grès" on page 33. A bit hard to say with the photo. You need two sizes to keep with what you have already.

Getaz-Romang seem to show that type of stuff in Etoy but not at their Geneva showroom.

http://www.getaz-romang.ch/f/location/city.php?ville=48
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Re: a load of old cobbles ( looking for cobblestones - GE )

nikolai, thanks.. that must be the yard I was thinking of in Satigny


vebier, thanks also, and yes thats what I'm looking for is natural cobbles, not fabricated bricks.


and just as note.. I don't have any already.. that pic I put up is just to show what I am looking for... ideal would be a mix of sizes but for simplicity I wouldnt mind one size.

( all being well I just want to put in a small raised bed just in front of a current retaining wall. )
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Re: a load of old cobbles ( looking for cobblestones - GE )

Depending on the quantity, its probably best to order from Challande, in Nyon www.challande.ch

For small quantities, I believe the Hornbach in Etoy has the stones you are looking for, but maybe more of the fabricated ones, they do have a variety though.

I beleive this place in Allaman also has them

http://www.cornaz.ch
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Re: a load of old cobbles ( looking for cobblestones - GE )

You could try your local "Bauamt" aka the guys who repair the road. With a bit of luck they could be wondering what the fugg to do with a few surplus tons of the stuff.
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Re: a load of old cobbles ( looking for cobblestones - GE )

runningdeer.. that looks like the winner - very handy for me in Mies ( say that five times fast !! )

slammer... I've already had a look 'round our local depot / reclamation centre but no luck there ... I've also spotted some in the parking lot of the Coop/Budè here in GE.... ya think if I just took one a day over the next six months anyone would notice?
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runningdeer.. that looks like the winner - very handy for me in Mies ( say that five times fast !! )
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ps--the old Getaz Romang is still in Nyon as well, although it is somewhat downsized since the new one in Etoy opened, although they may also have stones in Nyon as well.
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Re: a load of old cobbles ( looking for cobblestones - GE )

the old(e) town is changing,, they tore down a house just past the post office a few months ago and there is a 12 block apartment building there now, and at the moment they are in process of tearing down one of our neighbours houses just 'round the corner from there. ( won't she be surprised )
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the old(e) town is changing,, they tore down a house just past the post office a few months ago and there is a 12 block apartment building there now, and at the moment they are in process of tearing down one of our neighbours houses just 'round the corner from there. ( won't she be surprised )
chez dom still there? and if the polo grounds, fields, forests are still around it's still ok I think...the center wasn't much of anything when I was there. (apologies for going OT)
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Re: a load of old cobbles ( looking for cobblestones - GE )

fields and woods and dominique are all going strong.

Couronne restaurant has just changed hands but we are still waiting for a chef that can actually prepare food.

( we now return you to a bunch of old cobbles. )
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