Midi Prix Supermarché: Chez Annick...
Situated in the centre of the village, this is the main store for food, drink and other related items, including tobacco. The stock is limited, but the food is always fresh and the essentials for life are all here. One good point is that the selection of local wines is excellent and reasonably priced. Meat products are mainly locally sourced, as are the cheeses. Adjoining the main shop is a bar/tabac that stays open until 8pm, where a selection of locals and a couple of English ex-pats can often be seen.
What to buy: Local wines, fresh meat and some cheeses
What to pay: A slight premium over nearby supermarkets in Brantôme, but this shop is ideal for campers and short-term visitors.
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Chez Robert: Souvenirs Extraordinaires!
A general store, whose stock is anything but general, Chez Robert (the first Tabac on the high street) is a treasure trove of ancient and modern souvenirs, fishing tackle and other bits and pieces that you are unlikely to find elsewhere. For people who want to fish in the nearby river Dronne, this is the place to buy a permit that allows one to do so. While waiting for the mustachioed owner, Robert, to fill out the necessary paperwork, it is worth browsing the shelves for some of the interesting souvenirs that are strategically placed behind the generic products at the front of the display cabinets. It's worth attempting to cut a deal on products that are still priced in "old" French Francs rather than Euros. Once the negotiations are over, the shop has an adjoining bar where you can enjoy a coffee or something stronger (reviewed separately)!
What to buy: Souvenirs, a wide variety of smoking products
What to pay: Slightly over the odds, but in an amusing and informative way
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