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Shopping on Sundays Across The Border

Will be living in Basel, are shops across the border in Germany and France also closed on Sundays? Thanks
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Re: Shopping on Sundays Across The Border

Yes. You're welcome.
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Old 04.05.2017, 18:38
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Re: Shopping on Sundays Across The Border

Of course they are closed. The good Lord told you to take a rest on Sundays, why be different?
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Old 04.05.2017, 18:41
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Re: Shopping on Sundays Across The Border

Basel's actually the best for Sunday shopping, believe it or not. Cogros by the station, many Turkish shops.

There's a Carrefour City in St Louis. Weil is dead (well, for shopping - cafes and restaurants are open).
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Re: Shopping on Sundays Across The Border from Basel

I'm going to Basel myself tomorrow and hoping to pick up some cheap food whilst im there either in DE or FR - surely there must be some shops open? even Volg opens in CH on sundays where i can pick up some things

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Old 17.06.2017, 21:55
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Re: Shopping on Sundays Across The Border

As it says in all the posts above (apart from the waffle one which doesn't say much at all mmmmmmm waffles), no.

You can try the little Carrefour Metro in St Louis which'll be a bit cheaper than the Basel supermarkets open by SBB but that's it.
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Re: Shopping on Sundays Across The Border

In the french area around Geneva several of the larger supermarkets are certainly open for a few hours on Sunday mornings; 9-12 I think. And there are a few local markets for veg, etc. as well. Again, finished by 12'ish.

Only way to find out for sure if the french shops across the frontier from Basle are similarly open is to look I suppose, as no-one here so far has admitted to breaking the sabbath with cross-border shopping!
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Old 17.06.2017, 22:50
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breaking the sabbath with cross-border shopping!
Well, then you may also look at some jewish stores as they will be open (which is what we did in Amsterdam before shopping times were more advanced)
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Old 17.06.2017, 22:52
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Re: Shopping on Sundays Across The Border

If we are talking 'over the border' in genera, then over the border in France one the opposite side of lake Geneva from Angela border Valais) the supermarkets are also open on Sunday's until noon.
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Old 17.06.2017, 23:04
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In the french area around Geneva several of the larger supermarkets are certainly open for a few hours on Sunday mornings; 9-12 I think.
Also, Geneva airport Migros is open until 9 or 10pm, 7 days a week. And Migros at Cornavin until 11pm on Sundays.
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Old 17.06.2017, 23:24
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Re: Shopping on Sundays Across The Border

All the bakeries in St Louis (France) are open on Sunday until noon-ish. There is also a good Turkish supermarket/Butcher in St Louis a few hundred meters from the border. And as Adrian mentioned a decent Carrefour mini-market, all on the same road (Ave de Bale).
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Re: Shopping on Sundays Across The Border

Divonne has a market till one-ish and Casino is open till noon.
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Old 18.06.2017, 08:50
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Only way to find out for sure if the french shops across the frontier from Basle are similarly open is to look I suppose, as no-one here so far has admitted to breaking the sabbath with cross-border shopping!
That's because the cross-border shopping opportunities are even more limited on a Sunday than the Basel shopping opportunities, so it just isn't worth it (unless you live very close and want some fresh baguette).
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There's a Carrefour City in St Louis. Weil is dead (well, for shopping - cafes and restaurants are open).
I gotta pop over there next time in Basel. They got crumpets!

Weird though:
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Grumpy, did you put vinegar into your crumpets? Not seen that in any recipe.
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Re: Shopping on Sundays Across The Border

Maybe the OP doesn't realise that shop opening times are regulated by the town halls in Europe. The shops must be open for a minimum number of hours each week, and also a maximum number of hours. These are set by the local government officials.

There are usually special hours for shops at large travel centers, railway stations and airports, maybe 6:00 to 22:00 on 7 days each week. Sometimes there are Sunday morning markets, and in tourist areas the shops might be open every day.

Recently the larger towns in Germany have allowed longer shopping hours, maybe 06:00 to 20:00 from Monday to Saturday.
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Old 18.06.2017, 14:27
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Grumpy, did you put vinegar into your crumpets? Not seen that in any recipe.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=wh...s+have+vinegar
http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/438...crumpet-recipe

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Recently the larger towns in Germany have allowed longer shopping hours, maybe 06:00 to 20:00 from Monday to Saturday.
When I lived in Stuttgart, my local Rewe was open until 8pm 6 days a week. Now it's 10pm.
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Re: Shopping on Sundays Across The Border

The vinegar with the calcium carbonate will produce bubbles of gas. Maybe that's the way they get the small holes inside the crumpets?
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Re: Shopping on Sundays Across The Border

Thanks Adrian
The first link said how great vinegar works with baking soda. The second link doesn't use baking soda in the recipe while using baking powder and vinegar

As nothing beats trying, yes I'm at it now. Combining the two recipes

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The vinegar with the calcium carbonate will produce bubbles of gas. Maybe that's the way they get the small holes inside the crumpets?
I missed those in my last ones actually. So we (yeah, well I but I can report back) will see if this does the trick.
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Re: Shopping on Sundays Across The Border

I have a really good Pikelet recipe - like flatter crumpets. Made with buttermilk. Yum.
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