My hypermarkets Auchan !!

So, here I am writing about a hypermarket chain of France. This is the Auchan (in Spain they are known as AlCampo) , meaning to the fields. A supermarket chain from the Nord region, and now all over France. We love it in the Yvelines dept 78 our old home where we shopped exclusively there.  It became a routine affair of ours to do and plan the shopping so we have time to sightseeing as well. Auchan was our hypermarket. The nostalgia of many trips in Europe especially FranceSpain, and Luxembourg where we shop on our favorite hypermarket , Moving to Bretagne there is none unless you go further out. One of my stories on everyday life in my belle France. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

We always love to shop at Auchan, and we have good souvenirs of our shopping on the road warrior trips such as in Pau. The CC Auchan in a wonderful place with all you need including Micromania ,and Flunch cafeteria, nice refreshing site to relax after a long day of sightseeing and very close to our hotel and in out of the city into our sightseeing mode! The store is here:


Another spot we love and had come even recently again to Saint Nazaire. We came first here and on our way back , we just did our groceries at Auchan, area of Trignac, heck its only 110 kms from us so on a cool day it was no problems, love it! More on it here:

st nazaire auchan cc trignac jun13

A while back I was visiting a friend co worker in Nantes, and needed to do our groceries on the way back. Cruising thru we saw the Auchan sign at Saint Sébastien sur Loire , a town just over the street from Nantes. We decided to stop by and had flash memories coming back from our experiences at Auchan. Which by the way it is the closest to us now.

st sebastien sur loire cc auchan arriving jun20

We remember the shopping experience here and once coming back to the area this time for wine purchases on site, on our way back we did our groceries here at Auchan too. Another memorable moment this time without my dear late wife Martine. Sad but with many souvenirs as well. One of those simple  places that stays with you no matter what. The Auchan hypermarket of Saint Sebastian sur Loire was on our way on the N844 so we stopped and did our groceries!!!  The Auchan Saint-Sébastien’s shopping mall is made up of almost 90 stores of all kinds. Whatever you are looking for, you will find it, for young and old, men or women, young and old. Admittedly, having everything in one place provides many benefits. You can prepare a trip with the different agencies present in the gallery, dress the whole family there thanks to the many specially dedicated signs, change your glasses, have a makeover, have your car repaired, eat there at the restaurant or simply come and stroll around and shop there when the weather looks grim. The shopping center is located in the immediate vicinity of exit/sortie 46 (Porte de Saint-Sébastien) of the Périphérique Sud of Nantes N844.  The official Auchan hypermarket in Saint Sébastien sur Loire:

The official Centre Commercial or shopping center of Auchan in Saint Sébastien sur Loire:

You will love the centre commercial  Quatre Temps (shopping center) at La Défense,  its one of the best in the area. You have 219 stores, 46 restaurants, and 28 cinema showing rooms! Last count and all surrounded by a great public transportation hub and the Arche de la Défense tower . You have shopping galore at the Auchan hypermarket! webpage:

The Westfield Centre Commercial Quatre Temps:


The shopping center or centre commercial Les 3 Fontaines  in Cergy ( 95)  were a favorite for the grocery shopping at Auchan right off the A15 autoroute , and other stores as well as the best Hertz rental in the area while we lived not far. webpage:

The CC Les 3 Fontaines

The Centro Comercial “Parque Corredor” has an hypermarket Alcampo (from the French chain Auchan), and more than 180 stores.  By car as we do mostly is on the road M-108 Carretera or highway of Ajalvir-Torrejon between Km 2 and km 5 well posted on the road. You can go here by bus from Madrid Estacion America on bus 224 and then change in Torrejon de Ardoz for bus 254. webpage:

The official Parque Corredor shopping center:


And in our beloved Cuenca ,Castilla La Mancha, Spain, we love it as base on a house in the mountains outside the town, we came regularly to shop here and very nice selection and nice bakeries too in the shopping center around Auchan. Oops it is call here AlCampo ,and have discounts for gas/petrol with the shopping ticket!!! webpage:

The Centro Comercial (shopping center)  Alcampo


You have a huge supermarket AlCampo at the wonderful in Madrid shopping center la Vaguada by metro line 9 Barrio del Pinar. This is a wonderful shopping center that I encourage you to take a look. In a nice residential area of my beloved Madrid. webpage:

The Vaguada shopping center


This is the Kirchberg district,outside city center Luxembourg surrounded by  many European Union institutions. However, for the shopping center ,the Auchan hypermarket and the cinema next door is tops. Easy out by bus no 16 from city center and we have gone several times by car with a nice underground parking. webpage:

The centre commercial Kirchberg:

lux kirchberg auchan cc ent 2007

 A bit of history I like

Auchan is a supermarket chain belonging to the Mulliez Family Association. The brand  was founded and managed by Gérard Mulliez in 1961 until 2006. In 2018, it is the twelfth largest distributor in the world, and the sixth largest French distributor.  Gérard Mulliez opens the first Auchan store in a disused factory of the Phildar company, founded by his father, also named Gerard. Covering an area of ​​600 m2, this store was located in the district of Hauts-Champs, Roubaix (Nord 59). This store had to be abandoned in the 1980s because it wasnot  competitive with the one that had been built in Leers (Nord 59). The building was shaved to make way for a more modern store in 2003. In 1981,  Auchan  created the Alcampo brand in Spain. In 1983, Auchan created Banque Accord, the group’s banking subsidiary. In 1989, Auchan opened its first hypermarket in Italy, and  in 1996,  opened hypermarkets in Luxembourg and Poland. In 1998 Auchan opened its first hypermarket in Hungary and Thailand. In 2004, the first Auchan hypermarket is opened in China. In 2006, the first Auchan hypermarket opened in Romania. In 2016, Auchan’s first hypermarket was inaugurated in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, and Auchan moved to Senegal. In 2019 withdraw from Italy with the sale of almost all of its subsidiary. Auchan announces to withdraw also from Vietnam. Its 2018 turnover is 50.3 billion euros, including more than 50% realized abroad. The Auchan group’s main shareholder is the Mulliez family association (AFM), founded and run by the Mulliez family, a family from the north of France. The participation in the Auchan group is the largest in the association which also has shares in other brands such as Banque Accord, Décathlon, Leroy Merlin, Kiabi, Norauto, Boulanger, Saint Maclou, Flunch, Alinéa, GrosBill, and Pimkie.

There you go folks, a wonderful memorable recollection of my Auchan hypermarkets, we shop anywhere ! Again, hope you enjoy this most personal post on Hypermarchés Auchan!  And remember , happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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