Thursday, 5 January 2012

Saqui in Dinan - Aladdin’s cave

Saqui is our favourite shop in Dinan when we are looking for some unusual DIY bits! It is an ironmonger / hardware shop, a real Aladdin’s cave!

They sell work cloths, DIY tools and machineries, and the most obscure fixtures and fittings.

They have various catalogues and if the item you are looking for is not in the shop, they will order it for you at no extra charge.

Our recent purchases were:

Magnetic spring loaded catches

Lazy Susan (‘plateau tournant’ in French)

Things that you don’t find in a ‘normal’ DIY shop in France.

Don’t ask what we have done with the above items! My partner, Chris, Mr Gadget, is very creative! He is always looking for some usual stuff...

Here is a list of things you will find there with the French translation:

Ladder : échelle

Handle : poignée

Key : clé

Screw : vis

Nail : pointe

Drill : perceuse

Paint : peinture

Varnish : vernis

Wax : cire

Work cloth : vêtement de travail

Saqui is located near the bowling alley in the industrial estate near Intermarché in Taden/Dinan.

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