Shops and Businesses

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Magasins et commerces

Unless you have a personal assistant, running errands is an unavoidable part of life. Food needs to be purchased, clothing washed, and money moved around on a regular basis. Here are the French names for the shops and robbers businesses that provide essential supplies and services.

une épicerie   small grocery store
un marché   farmer’s market
une grande surface
un supermarché
un hypermarché   superstore, giant supermarket
une boucherie   butcher shop
une boulangerie   bakery
une charcuterie   pork butcher
une confiserie   candy store
une crémerie, une laiterie   dairy
une fromagerie   cheese shop
un magasin de fruits et légumes   greengrocer
un marchand de vins   wine shop
une pâtisserie   pastry shop
une poissonnerie   fish store
une banque   bank
un bistro, bistrot   café / bar
une blanchisserie   laundromat
un café   café
une droguerie   drugstore
un grand magasin   department store
un kiosque   newsstand
un magasin de confection
un magasin de vêtements
  clothing store
une pharmacie   pharmacy
une poste   post office
un pressing   dry cleaner
un restaurant   restaurant
une quincaillerie   hardware store
un tabac   tobacco shop with bar/café

 Also see Shopping terms and phrases and Faire les courses (reading comprehension).

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