Baby milk on holiday in France
Baby milk in France can be different, perhaps thicker than formulas in the UK. There are very few baby milk brands available in the UK that are also available in France, but alternatives can be found. You are advised to check the contents of any milk or food product before giving to your baby. There are mineral waters available suitable for making up bottles. Baby juice is also available. To be fully ready for your supermarket experience, have a look at our information on supermarket opening times, trolleys and bag policies.
|In the UK:||In France:||Buy it from:|
|Aptamil||Milupa||Carrefour (stage 2 onwards only)|
|Cow and gate||Not known to be available|
|Heinz||Not known to be available|
|SMA||Not known to be available|
|Others baby milk brands available in France:|
|Nestle Nidal||Carrefour, Intermarche|
Baby juice or Jus in French are available from brands such as blédina (a Danone brand) and Nestle.
You will often need a euro or 50 cents coin to use a trolley. Most supermarkets have trolleys with baby seats.
When buying fruit and veg, you'll find that some items will be ready priced and others require bagging and weighing, either on self service scales or hand them to a centrally placed assistant who weighs them. You will be required to wear the plastic disposable gloves provided when picking up your fruit and vegetables.
Many shops now do not provide free plastic carriers so you need to buy a 'bag for life' or take your own with you.