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18.02.2012 11:30 to 14:30
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Meeting Point: Brausebad (Bus 50 stop to airport)

I'll be doing my typical Saturday morning shop.

Cycle from Basel to St Louis and go to the Farmers' market. Then on for a coffee & cake, and finally to the Geant/Casino supermarket before cycling back.

Or take the bus from Schifflande to St Louis (get off at the stop called "Carrefour"). The market is a two minute walk to the East, past the Post Office on Rue de Hunningue.
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=...ra=ls&t=h&z=18

The total amount of cycling is around 8km so very easy!

Bring Euros (or a card which works in French ATMs) and some ID, not that I've ever been asked to show it.

Meet at 11:30 sharp (I will leave at this time) at Brausebad, Basel by the bus 50 stop (airport direction). Or meet at the market from around 11:45.

http://map.search.ch/basel/brausebad?b=low
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Re: Shopping by bicycle in St Louis

Can we go by car?

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Re: Shopping by bicycle in St Louis

Sure! We can meet at the market around 10:45. From there, we can walk to the coffee bar (en route to Geant) and then to Geant. So you could park at Geant and walk to the market (and back) from there.

Or if you're really lazy and enjoy parking, you can drive to the market, then to the coffee bar and then to Geant.
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YAY let me talk to husband, it seems there is some work done in our neighborhood so not sure we will be able to use the car but I will do my very best yay!!!
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Yay!!! .
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Re: Shopping by bicycle in St Louis

Angela, I could lend you one bike for the day, if you want.
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Angela, I could lend you one bike for the day, if you want.

SOrry Biff that was cute...
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Re: Shopping by bicycle in St Louis

I guess that means Angela doesn't ride a bike.

Biff - I'll get you some spinach (we can split a kilo) and maybe the bread too!
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Re: Shopping by bicycle in St Louis

We were thinking of going shopping in St Louis on Saturday too but we usually walk over and bus back - can carry more food than on the bikes. WE haven't been to the market before - is it better than the Basel market?
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We were thinking of going shopping in St Louis on Saturday too but we usually walk over and bus back - can carry more food than on the bikes. WE haven't been to the market before - is it better than the Basel market?
I am guessing that it is a lot cheaper? Correct me if Im wrong Adrian!
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Re: Shopping by bicycle in St Louis

Bigger (i.e. more stalls), all local produce, and much cheaper. Cheaper that the Swiss supermarkets. In fact, it's even cheaper than the German and French supermarkets for most fruit and veg.
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We were thinking of going shopping in St Louis on Saturday too but we usually walk over and bus back - can carry more food than on the bikes. WE haven't been to the market before - is it better than the Basel market?
Errmmm... yes.

The biggest differences you'll see on the "olives", meat (of course) and pasta stalls - one can actually afford the fresh pasta on a wages less than 120 k CHF pa.

Can't go - daughter's birthday party...

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Re: Shopping by bicycle in St Louis

Where is this Farmers' market?
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Where is this Farmers' market?
Supermarket in St Louis
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Re: Shopping by bicycle in St Louis

but about which crossroads the thread is talking about?
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Re: Shopping by bicycle in St Louis

We're definitely coming but will walk over so can meet at the Market at 10:45. We'll be the bewildered middle aged couple salivating at all the goodies

I think we've seen the market grounds - but got there about 2pm when it was long gone - turn right where you would turn left for Geant?

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Errmmm... yes.

The biggest differences you'll see on the "olives", meat (of course) and pasta stalls - one can actually affort the fresh pasta on a wages less than 120 k CHF pa.

Can't go - daughter's birthday party...
I did think that the fresh pasta at the Basel Market was absurdly priced - I'll look forward to checking it out in France. I usually make my own ravioli and tortellini but prefer to make it in bulk and freeze it - but now my freezer here is so tiny.
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Re: Shopping by bicycle in St Louis

I might see you there, we usually go to the market after dog school that finishes at 10. We'll be the ones with 2 big dogs.

Angela, for parking, turn right to Rue du Temple, drive past the market and after the second crossing (rue de Synagogue) there is a bit bigger parking place, usually some space there.

Susy yes, check on the map, it's Rue de Huningue you want, market is at Pl de l'Europe. And indeed, they usually pack up around noon.
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We're definitely coming but will walk over so can meet at the Market at 10:45. We'll be the bewildered middle aged couple salivating at all the goodies

I think we've seen the market grounds - but got there about 2pm when it was long gone - turn right where you would turn left for Geant?
Yep, right instead of left. The market shuts around 12 or 1 (depending on the weather, how lazy the French feel that week, what the moon is doing etc.).

I'll give my mobile number (probably cheaper to text as most phones will be roaming on a French network) in case we don't spot each other. I'll be the non-bewindered middle aged singleton on a bike salivating at all the goodies.

Oh, and yes, coffee with cake. Definitely.
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And indeed, they usually pack up around noon.
Definetly I will miss it!
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