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Where can we buy coal?

Posted by SirLurkalot - Created: 13 years ago
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One of these days, winter will draw in, and we'll want our fire burning again.  We have wood, but it burns quickly, so we need coal.

Where on the Cote d'Azur can we buy bags of coal?  Not charbon du bois, charcoal, but proper coal?  Ideally near Antibes.

I've seen a recommendation on AI last year to buy Anthracite at Bricomarche, and I've visited the Villeneuve Loubet Bricomarche but couldn't find any of it.  Is is just in one branch of Bricomarche that coal is stocked?  Could anyone who knows how to buy anthracite be more specific?

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Posted by JES120 - 13 years ago

I think that you wil find that, in France you cannot burn coal in an open grate fire, if you do and there is a fire or suffocation you will not be insured.JES

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Posted by AC2 - 13 years ago

Hi there, did you ever find any coal? I'm in the same predicament as you and would be interested to know if you found any before checking out this Biot place myself.


Many thanks!



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Posted by reinrev5 - 13 years ago

From the Yellow Pages >>>> They advertise "charbons"

AVIA DRT (SARL) Distrib 518 Rte de la Mer 06410 Biot    .04 93 65 02 74
 Fioul de chauffage.Carburant
 Bois de chauffage.Charbons.
 Livraison 6 J/7.Réglement CB.


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Posted by SirLurkalot - 13 years ago

I went to Calabro today, and they didn't sell coal.  Anyone else any ideas?

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Posted by SirLurkalot - 13 years ago

Thanks No 6, I'll go and see what they can do!

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Posted by No.6 - 13 years ago

This might do the trick..


Calabro (Ets)

1543 rte Saint-Jean 06600 Antibes Juan les Pins    .04 93 74 01 46
Activité : • combustibles: fioul, bois, charbon (détail) Fioul - bois - gaz - ramonage