Ashley Tinker

DIY Stores and Builders Merchants in France

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker:

It can be difficult to find stores near you in a foreign country. Your common knowledge of simple store names just isn’t there. If you’re renovating a house in France, depending on where you’re located, this is where you’ll find your building materials:

DIY Stores (French equivalent of B&Q or Wickes (England)

Electrical and plumbing supplies are more expensive in these stores. However, these are open for longer hours and the larger stores don’t close for lunch. …Continue reading here for Ashley’s Curious Provence list of home hardware and supply stores for your renovation project in Provence.

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Ashley Tinker

Ashley Tinker

Ashley was born and raised in Montréal, Canada. She has always been drawn to the history, way of life and beauty of Europe. Her feelings for Europe were reconfirmed while studying art in Florence, Italy. Ashley says that stone buildings, colourful shutters and terra cotta tile rooftops fill her dreams and now her days.

Ashley moved to Provence in 2014 with her partner Robin (he also shares her Francophile passions). They are in search of the French joie de vivre, which they find at every turn in the local markets and natural beauty of Provence. This couple are indulging in local olives and wine as the Provencal sunshine changes craggy rocks into things of beauty.

You can see all of Ashley's blog posts on Curious Provence.

Take a look at Ashley's beautiful fine art photography on her Photographer in Provence website.

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