what's French for Charity Shop?

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what's French for Charity Shop?

Postby PJ520 » 8 Sep 2014, 10:17pm

Next year we are planning on riding across France, to minimize the number of checked bags we put our paniers in suitcases obtained from charity shops (one suitcase each) and dispose of them at the start of the tour. They must have charity shops in France. How do I ask at the hotel/B & B for directions to the nearest charity shop? My French is fairly good so I can handle the 'where is' part, is there a generic term like 'charity shop' as one can use in the US or UK?
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Re: what's French for Charity Shop?

Postby 700c » 8 Sep 2014, 10:36pm

Charité Magasin.

"où est le magasin le plus proche de la charité"

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Re: what's French for Charity Shop?

Postby Brucey » 8 Sep 2014, 10:52pm

700c wrote:Charité Magasin.

"où est le magasin le plus proche de la charité"


makes sense to me.

(BTW I know it isn't 'deja vu'.... :wink: )

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Re: what's French for Charity Shop?

Postby PJ520 » 8 Sep 2014, 10:59pm

Begorrah. A literal translation, who'd a thought it.
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Re: what's French for Charity Shop?

Postby wallyone » 8 Sep 2014, 11:08pm

There's the Secours Catholique in some towns, I think that's the correct spelling.

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Re: what's French for Charity Shop?

Postby Audax67 » 9 Sep 2014, 10:00am

You could try looking for the local Emmaüs (emm-ah-ooce) branch. They're a widespread charitable organization with a very good reputation, who sell donated goods from unwanted Christmas presents to large chunks of furniture. They do have a website http://www.emmaus-france.org/ with a shop-finder but this doesn't work too well. Better look on http://www.pagesjaunes.fr for "emmaus" in the town you're heading for.
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Re: what's French for Charity Shop?

Postby BE1 » 9 Sep 2014, 12:57pm

Audax67 wrote:You could try looking for the local Emmaüs (emm-ah-ooce) branch. They're a widespread charitable organization with a very good reputation, who sell donated goods from unwanted Christmas presents to large chunks of furniture. They do have a website http://www.emmaus-france.org/ with a shop-finder but this doesn't work too well. Better look on http://www.pagesjaunes.fr for "emmaus" in the town you're heading for.



The Salvation Army also run similar shops or rather depots. http://www.armeedusalut.fr/.

Another option is the Troc: not a charity they act as an intermediary between buyer and seller

http://www.troc.com/fr/pageResultat.php?pays=fr&searchProduit=suitcase&idCategorie=&ID_REGION=pays_58&ID_DEPARTEMENT=&search=Find&ID_PAYS=58&ip=3&op=&cp=d41d8cd98f00b204e980&mp=30#p