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France's would be happy shoppers

Ifop has polled the French on the prospects for Sunday shop opening, and in what was doubtless a staggering waste of time, I have mapped the geographical findings:
Black is the Paris region - >70% wanting Sunday opening
Charcoal grey - Languedoc, Provences Alpes Cote d'Azur,Champagne, Picardie, Bourgogne >60%
Mid-grey - Normandy, Nord-Pas de Calais, Centre >50%
Light grey - Aquitaine, Limousin, Midi-Pyrenees, Auvergne, Rhone-Alpes >40%
White - Brittany, Pays de Loire, Poitou Charentes, Franche Comte, Elsass Lothringen Alsace Lorraine <40%

There is a fairly poor correlation with 2007 voting, where the Socialists fared best in the north west, south west and west centre. I cannot lay hands on a map of church attendance, which is annoying.

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Blogger Blue Eyes said... 12:24 pm

I want Sunday opening in France! On my last but one wine trip we left the actual wine buying till Sunday afternoon - stupidly assuming that *supermarkets* would open! Aaaaaaaargh.

We had to make do with that awful shop in the tunnel terminal.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 12:31 pm

Yup, they ought to ask us. My favourite French retail anecdote involves a shop called Huit a Huit which shuts for two hours at lunchtime.  



Blogger Blue Eyes said... 12:39 pm

I'm a big fan of HaH - I suppose "huit a midi, deux a huit" would be quite a lot of extra signage.  



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