Francois Freres (Fabricant de Parapluies): "Handmade quality Umbrellas" Top 5 Page for this destination Poitiers Shopping Tip by DSwede
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Francois Freres is a quality fabricant de parapluies (maker of umbrellas). Being a handmade craft, passed on from artist to apprentice, this store deals solely on the craft of keeping you dry.
They make their own umbrellas and may even make custom if you have the patience. They also specialize in repairing umbrellas too if you happen to have one with sentimental value.
The fabrics vary in type, including economical plastics, through high grade reinforced canvas.
The ribs are typically made out of durable and flexible carbon fiber, so they will not bend or break like metallic ones.
What to buy: They have economical, compact umbrellas. They also have large walking style with hooked handles. They have symmetrical and asymmetrical. You name it, they will probably have it.
They have an array of patters, shapes, colors and sizes.
What to pay: Prices start at 15Eur for basic and upwards of 200Eur for custom
Address: 137 Grand Rue, Poitiers
Directions: On Grand Rue. If walking down from the Notre Dame, it will be on your right side, near Rue Montgautier
Phone: 05 49 41 18 77
Theme: Local Craft