Crowds gathered at the top of one of the Auchan escalators this afternoon after a local woman was reported to have made a two day journey up to the first floor of the supermarket complex.
The journey started on Wednesday morning just as the lunch time rush was getting underway.
Auchan escalators are well known for being notoriously slow, to the point where there are now crowds of people supporting shoppers as they climb slowly up the escalators.
“It’s like a slow version of the Tour de France.” said one bystander.
“I just popped out of the office to get a sandwich,” said the woman. “I can’t believe it took so long, but with the people’s support, it helped me not die of boredom.”
Auchan are rumoured to be giving away discount vouchers to anyone who survive the long climb without just giving up.