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Market Stall

Anyone know anything about running a market stall in France? I've just bought a place not too far from Rennes and plan to spend half of eah year there. I don't want the hassle of starting a fully fledged business-just a simple market staff with the minimum of fuss. The stall would sell quality Scottish designs such as bags, scarves etc in wool or Harris Tweed. Thanks
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register as autoentrepreneur, get yourself a Carte professional ambulante, (market licence) from prefecture and your off and running

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 tj wrote:
register as autoentrepreneur, get yourself a Carte professional ambulante, (market licence) from prefecture and your off and running


The Prefecture no longer issue market licences.  It is the Chambres de Commerce.

The easiest way is to go to your local Chambre and get them to help you fill out the forms.  You will need the usual paperwork - copies of passport, recent utilities bill, photographs etc etc etc.  Give yourself plenty of time to do this as the licence (in the form of a plastic card) is posted to you after a couple of months.

You can register as an autoentrepreneur at the same Chambre at the same time, which is handy. You can register as an autoentrepreneur online but the advantage of getting the Chambre to help you is that you are less likely to tick the wrong boxes.

Go very early in the morning so be the first at the help desk, otherwise you will be there a long time, waiting for them to deal with everyone else.  Make sure that you have every bit of paperwork necessary.  If you have one piece of paperwork missing, you will have to go back on another day.

You will also need to get a place at the markets, which is not always easy.  The placier is the person to speak to (sooner rather than later) and the successful market stalls are likely to be booked up.  If you have a small stall (for example, 2 metres), they might try to fit you in somewhere.


Nous ne pouvons pas tous faire de grandes choses, mais nous pouvons faire des petites choses avec beaucoup d’amour.
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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>Cathy wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4"><BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>tj wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">register as autoentrepreneur, get yourself a Carte professional ambulante, (market licence) from prefecture and your off and running</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE><br><font color="#000080"><br><font color="#000080">The Prefecture no longer issue market licences.  It is the Chambres de Commerce.<br></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>


is this something new? here it is a paper one with photo and gets a renewal stamp every two years,

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any thanks for your help.
Quentin
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Very useful. Many thanks for your help

Quentin
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The regulations changed last year (beginning of 2010, I believe) so that the Chambres do the paperwork and not the Prefectures.


Nous ne pouvons pas tous faire de grandes choses, mais nous pouvons faire des petites choses avec beaucoup d’amour.
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