French DIY shops

What to expect from a French DIY shop or bricolage store

Buying tools and materials

Materials There are a few possibilities available when you are buying tools and materials for your renovation project. Most French towns have some kind of builders merchant where you can buy all the materials that you need. This is a good place to start – local delivery charges will be less or not apply at […]

DIY and bricolage shops in France

Your first French experience of a DIY store (bricolage store) could be a daunting one if you are more used to Homebase type shops in the UK, which focus on paint colours, home ornaments, extension leads and light fittings, garden furniture and so on. These kind of ‘department store’ DIY shops are less common in […]