Tips for living in Fribourg

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SHOPPING IN SWITZERLAND

Have you ever wondered whether prices in Switzerland are grossly inflated?

CLICK HERE FOR PRICE COMPARISONS

The website : http://www.barometredesprix.ch/ shows price comparisons for different categories of consumer goods.

 

 

FOOD SHOPPING

Big savings can be made if you buy your potatoes straight from the grower. Just cruise around the Fribourg countryside on Saturday and you should come across signs for selling potatoes - in AUTAFOND/CHESOPELLOZ/GRANGES-PACCOT for instance.

 

fruit and vegetables fresh from the growers:

Fribourg twice-weekly market- Wednesday (Place Python) and Saturday morning (Hotel de Ville)

- organic vegetable stands

 

http://www.grangeneuve-magasin.ch/fr/

 

- organic meat (porc) on sale here

- fruit, vegetables, dairy products

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USEFUL ADDRESSES

 

EMERGENCY SHELTER/FOOD

 

LA TUILE

 http://www.la-tuile.ch/

 

BANC PUBLIC SCHOENBERG

http://www.banc-public.ch/banc-public/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=1&Itemid=69&lang=fr

 

EMERGENCY HEALTHCARE

http://www.fri-sante.ch/fr/bienvenue.html

 

TROC IN FRIBOURG

Système d'Echange Local

http://www.selsarine.ch/

 

 

 

SHOPPING AND TRAVEL BARGAINS

http://www.deindeal.ch

 

 

 

Day passes for Swiss Railway

Did you know that some Communes supply subsidised day passes for railway travel in Switzerland? Granges-Paccot, for example, sells 8 Cff passes(non-nominative) per day at 30 CHF each. For this Commune, the DAY CARDS can be ordered via internet.

Search the website of your Commune for more information.

http://www.tageskarte-gemeinde.ch/KarteReservieren/Gemeinden/tabid/80/Default.aspx?Kanton=FR

 

 

English language newspapers and magazines in Fribourg -Do you know that there is free access to English language newspapers and magazines in Fribourg? These are available in the READING ROOM of the - Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire Fribourg- Rue Joseph-Piller 2, CH - 1701 Fribourg, Centrale téléphonique : 026 305 1333,Internet :

www.fr.ch/bcuf

The READING ROOM is located on the right-hand-side as you enter from the street and is the first room on the left as you enter the EXHIBITION HALL.Free loans of books (English language books available), CD's, video films are also possible if registered as a LIBRARY MEMBER (free and open to all). Talks in French and German are also available on how to use the library.

 

 

 

FREE CONCERTS AT THE PHENIX

Please click on the following link for information on regular free concerts at the Phenix Centre in Fribourg:

 

http://centrelephenix.com/centre_le_phenix/home.html

 

Natural History Museum Fribourg

live webcam http://www.fr.ch/mhn/en/pub/home.cfm

 

FREE ENTRY

OPEN *EVERY DAY 14:00 - 18:00

*except between Christmas and New Year,

14:00 - 16:00

 

 

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CULTURAL CARD FRIBOURG

http://www.kulturlegi.ch/fr/p92002280.html 

- for reduced rate access to cultural events and sport in Fribourg