Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA)

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA)

ArlesAvignonShopping itineraries in Avignon

MarseilleWhere to go shoppingTraditional shops in MarseilleGood deals in Marseille

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Aix-en-Provence

 
Fashion and decorationSantons Fouque [Fouque's Ornamental Figures] - 65 Cours Gambetta, Aix en Provence - www.santons-fouque.comOrnamental figures have been made in this workshop for four generations. Mireille Fouque has inherited this family expertise and welcomes the public in her typically Provençal-style house and workshop where she holds regular moulding, trimming and decorating demonstrations. The "Coup de Mistral" ornamental figure has pride of place among Fouque’s collection of 1,800 models. It has been exclusively created by the company since 1952 and is its mascot.
Henri Ventajol Création [Henri Ventajol Design] - 10 Cours Marcel Bremond, Les MillesDoes your home lack personality? Then head for Henri Ventajol's workshop. This wrought iron craftsman’s creations are clearly steeped in authenticity and include indoor furniture (beds, sofas, tables, chairs, etc.) and outdoor furniture (balustrades, pergolas, etc.). Every item is unique and made to measure.
Les Marches du Palais [an antiques dealer] - Mireille LouvardThis antiques dealer specializes in Provençal furniture from the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries, such as wardrobes, dressing tables and bookshelves, which are mingled with objets d’art such as mirrors and earthenwareBijoux Belle Etoile [Belle Etoile Jewellery] - 3, Rue Maréchal Joffre, Aix en Provence - www.bijoux-belle-etoile.comLaurent Robin is a designer from Aix who has chosen to make entirely home-crafted jewellery, thus ensuring the originality, modernity and quality of his creations. He offers beautiful bronze and solid silver jewellery at competitive prices. GastronomyLes Halles [The Covered Market], traditional market - Place PieOpen throughout the year- every morning from Tuesday to Sunday, from 6 am to 1 pm.Thirty or so traders offer regional and seasonal products. The market boasts a green wall created by Patrick Blanc which covers its façade, a multi-storey car park and cooking demonstrations which are carried out by the region’s chefs on Saturday morning at 11 am.
La bouteillerie du Palais des Papes [The Wine Cellar of the Popes' Palace] - Free admission through the main entrance of le Palais des Papes [the Popes' Palace] or through the Place de l’Amirande -http://www.avignon-tourisme.com/index-en.htmOpening hours: every day from 10am to 7 pm, (the cellar closes at 5.30 pm from November to March).It is a place to discover the art of living in Provence through Côtes du Rhône wines, of which the city is the capital, through tastings, oenological activities, company gifts, sales and shipment. There is a selection of 50 AOC wines which are sold at the original cellar price.
 
Château d’Hugues [Vineyards and wine producers] -  86 Rue Joseph Vernet - http://www.chateaudhugues.com/The concept of Château d’Hugues presents wines from the estate in association with paintings and sculptures on the theme of vineyards. The fifteen vintages can be discovered during the tastings and by appointment during “wine and food matching” introductory sessions. Les Délices du Luberon [a range of sweet and savoury products] -  20 Place du Change - www.delices-du-luberon.frCondiments and spreads. Products from the “Délices du Luberon” range are made using traditional recipes which stem from established Provençal gastronomy and are perfect as an accompaniment.

Arles

Mélani Frères [The Mélani Brothers] - 154 Route Eyguières , ArlesThis very unusual workshop specializes in the manufacture of 18th and 19th century Provençal-style furniture. Olivier Mélani is a passionate and talented cabinet maker who works with walnut, beech and even lime. Everything here is reminiscent of the Provence region from the woody aromas to the decorations which embellish the tables, chairs and wardrobes.
Christian Lacroix - 52, Rue de la République, Arles - http://www.christian-lacroix.fr/english/sommaire.htmThrough his haute couture collections, Christian Lacroix, who was born in Arles, has become the ambassador of Provence's sensual and richly-patterned fabrics. The dominant theme of his collections is the wonderful natural scenery of Camargue, Arles and Provence.Librairie Actes Suds [a book and record shop] - Place Nina Berberova, Arles - www.librairieactessud.comThe Actes Sud Publishing House was established in Arles in 1983 and has a 300m² bookshop offering readers a permanent choice of around 40, 000 titles, coupled with an impressive classical, jazz and world music record department.Les Indiennes de Nîmes [traditional herdsmen’s clothing] - www.indiennesdenimes.frLocated at the foot of les Arènes [the Roman Arena], this boutique offers traditional herdsmen’s clothing (trousers, black velvet jackets, boots, etc.), in addition to colourful Provençal fabrics …so that you can dress like a true Camargue local! The shop provides everything you need to create a genuine early 20th century Camargue-style farmhouse interior.

Avignon

Atelier John Gormsen [John Gormsen’s Workshop] - 51 bis, Rue du Limas, Avignon - http://www.johngormsen.com/intro_en.phpJohn Gormsen, a contemporary Danish painter who settled in Provence in May 2007, has chosen to establish his art studio on the Pont Saint Bénezet neighbourhood, and has created the original concept of a gallery studio where visitors can discover his 6 different types of creations.

Carlisse & Régamelle [Costume jewellery and accessories] - 59, Rue des Fourbisseurs, Avignon - www.carlisse-et-regamelle.comA boutique workshop which creates jewellery and accessories such as purses, shopping bags, pouches, key rings, etc. Wood, mother of pearl, glass, resin and a variety stones are used to make the jewellery. The boutique also has a whole range of jewellery and accessories for little girls.

Shopping itineraries in Avignon

A shopping excursion through the streets of Avignon… to the fashion boutiques of the central business district. As you wander through the streets from the bottom of the Place de l’horloge, passing through the Rue St Agricol, in the Rue Grande and Petite Fusterie and the Rue Joseph Vernet, you will discover fine 18th century houses, major fashion brands, decorators, designers and antique dealers.The pedestrian zone: On a variety of well-stocked small shops are situated here: “Le Petit bonhomme de bois” (toys), “L’Eau Vive” (children’s books), “Liquid” (wine and drink-themed objects), “l’Occitane (beauty products), “la Cure Gourmande (regional products), “Carlisse et Regamelle” (costume jewellery craftsman designer), the decoration shops of the Place St Didier and the Rue des Fourbisseurs. The following are not to be missed: la chapellerie Mouret [the Mouret Hat Shop], located at 20 Rue des Marchands, which has specialized in hats since 1860 and of which the front is a listed building.

Le quartier de la place Pie et des Carmes [The Place Pie and Carnes District]: Apart from its flea market in the Carmes district on Sunday mornings and the little flower market on Saturdays, its many boutiques and arts and crafts shops, this Italian district of Avignon is also renowned for its covered market open in the morning from Tuesday to Sunday, which group together thirty or so traders.

The major retail chains of the Rue de la République: this is the city’s main street which accommodates major retail chains such as Monoprix, la Fnac, Zara, Etam, Sephora, etc, in 19th century Haussmannian -style buildings.

 

Marseille

Where to go shoppingPlaces to shop offering different specialities A stroll through the cityAn invitation to discover an exclusive selection of addresses provided by the Marseille City Centre Trade Federation.Les commerces de la ButteCours Julien & Notre Dame du Mont : "Le quartier des créateurs"
C'est un lieu d'artistes, un quartier où il fait bon flâner tout en faisant son shopping.The traditional shop tourFollow the traditional shop tour to discover Marseille’s hidden treasures. In total, twelve or so shops which have preserved their know-how for more than a century will be visited in the city of Marseille.

Shopping & heritageAn original itinerary in the city centre which allows visitors to discover architecture & go shopping

Marseille: a fashionable cityApart from its relaxed way of life, its exceptional natural and cultural heritage, Marseille is also a city of fashion and a breeding ground for designers

Department stores and shopping centres

Markets and second-hand goods dealersIn Marseille you will find a large number of permanent and mobile markets. To better soak up this traditional atmosphere which makes southern villages so appealing you must stroll around between the stalls.

Traditional productsFrom traditional objects to regional products, a wide range of goods is on offer, to take away or eat in.Marseille’s traditional shopsLe Panier / Vieux Marseille [Le Panier / Old Marseille]

A gourmet and traditional itinerary leaving from the Rue de la République. Xocoalt (chocolate mouthfuls weighing 5g to so that you’ll hardly put on an ounce) – 28, Grand’ruePlace aux Huiles (soaps, flavoured oil oils, objects made olive wood, etc.) – Place DavielLe Comptoir du Panier (quilted throws, soaps, etc.) – 5 Rue de la PrisonLa Compagnie de Provence (soaps with design packaging) – 1, Rue CaisserieLes navettes des Accoules [traditional biscuits] - 68, Rue Caisserie Espace Céladon (glasses, ceramics, mosaics) - 40, Rue saint FrançoiseLa Chocolatière du Panier - Rue du Petit puitsEtoile Errante (a ceramics workshop) - 20, Place des pistolesL’Atelier d’Agnès (ceramics, sculptures) - 14-16 Place des PistolesLe Transfo (ceramics, mosaics) - 3, Rue du Petit puitsSantons Arterra - Rue du petit puits72% pétanque (olive oil, soaps, objects made from olive wood) - 10, Rue du Petit PuitsAu cochon dingue (funny, colourful terracotta pigs) - 6, Place de LoretteLe clan des cigales (gift items, card shop) - 8, Rue du Petit-PuitsD+Design (vintage design boutique) - 52, Rue de loretteVieux Port [Old Port] Au savon de Marseille(traditional soaps) - 106, Quai du PortLa Maison du Pastis - 108, quai du Port65 pastis et absinthes Le Marseillais - 12, Rue glandevèsclothing and small decorative itemsLe Four des Navettes [traditional cake specialities] - 136, Rue SainteLa boutique du chocolat [chocolate shop] – Centre design Marseille - 6, avenue de la CorseSantons Marcel Carbonel + Musée boutique [Marcel Carbonel's  Ornamental Figures + Museum shop] - 47, Rue neuve saint CatherineMarseille en Vacances (Original and attractive T-shirts) - 7, Rue de Bailli de Suffren or Rue du Panier- www.marseilleenvacances.comLa Cure Gourmande (traditional Provençal sweets, chocolates and biscuits) -19 La Canebière -  www.la-cure-gourmande.comMarseille en France (regional products) - 90, Quai du port

The City Centre

La boutique de l’OM [the shop of Marseille‘s football team selling themed items] - 44, la CanebièreLes Arcenaulx (decorative items / bookshop / team room / restaurant) - 5, Cours Estienne d’OrvesLe Marégraphe (Marseille-themed by-products) - 185, Rue ParadisDebout (coffee merchant) - 46, Rue Francis DavsoTorréfaction Noailles (tea and coffee merchant) - 56, la CanebièreDromel Ainé (chocolates, “navettes” (traditional boat-shaped biscuits flavoured with orange blossom) , “marseillottes” (chocolate-coated orange, honey or aniseed-flavoured nougat), etc.) - 6, Rue de romeLes Comptoirs de Provence (beauty and bath products, household air fresheners, groceries) - 40, Rue Francis DavsoBoulangerie Michel - 33, Rue VaconLes Marseillotes - sweets made from cocoa, almonds and aniseed, sold in the following places: the Tourist Office, Galeries Lafayette, the Maison du Pastis, Torréfaction Noailles [Noailles Coffee Merchant], etc.Marseille in the box - 2 Rue du docteur Aviérinos - www.marseilleinthebox.frAt last, there is shop that is completely devoted to Marseille. The shop’s concept is to offer all the city’s traditional products in gift boxes. The locals of Marseille or tourists will be able to discover or rediscover all of the city's hidden treasures, from rare or unique to everyday products which are always of quality. The shop is open from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 7 pm from Tuesday to Saturday.Le perroquet Bleu (a restaurant and delicatessen in the centre of Marseille)- 72 Boulevard des DamesL’escale marine [a gift shop] - Quai du port

Beside the Calanques

Atelier de faïence Figuères [Figuères Earthenware Workshop] (traditional earthenware reproductions but also trompe l’œil objects) – 12, Avenue LauzierLes boutiques des créateurs [The designers’ boutiques]: a stone’s throw from the Canebière, the Rue de la Tour which has been renamed la rue de la Mode (Fashion Street) is completely devoted to Marseille’s designers, of whom some have set up workshop boutiques there.La sardine à paillettes (accessories and fashion novelties): www.lasardineapaillettes.comDiable Noir (evening dresses): 5, Rue de la Tour Marseille -www.diablenoir.comMarianne Cat (clothing, decorative objects, jewellery, gallery) - 53, Rue Grignan Sessun  boutique [clothing, shoes] - 6, Rue SainteSugar (clothing) - 15, Rue SaintePain de Sucre (swimsuits)  - 17, Rue MontgrandPomponette (bags, underskirts, aprons, etc.) - 72, Rue BreteuilSacs Mary Créations [bags]- 1, Rue du Fort-du-sanctuaireTcheka – Nicolas Douyer (represents ten or so designers from Marseille) - 5, Place de la CorderieFabrique de boules de pétanque La Boule bleue [a manufacturer of petanque balls] - Traverse de la BuzineGood deals in Marseille Second-hand goods and clothes shops Diogène friperie - 10, Rue Rodolph Pollack Sara Vintage- 14/16, Rue François Barbini Le shop’in - 55, Rue Sainte Timomo - 17, Rue Bussy l'indien Dharma - 186, Rue du Paradis La Marotte - 207, Rue Paradis Ma Boutique - 87, Rue de Lodi NELL DEPOT VENTE- 45 Rue Consolat Le Troc des p'tits Bouts - 227 Route des 3 Lucs L'atelier chic- 8, Rue Sainte Bis Repetita – 4 Rue Bel AirDrôle 2 Vies – 3 Boulevard des AlpesL'Armoire d' Enzo - 11 Rue du Docteur CombalatLa Marotte  - 20 Rue ParadisNouchka – 43 Rue Paul CodaccioniTroc Place Delibes – 300 Rue du ParadisSpace - 2 Rue de la Grande ArméeL'Entrepot des Textiles – 339 Boulevard NationalEco Tex - 137 Rue de Rome

Factory outlet and clearance shops

Aviatic - 28, Cours Julien A sportswear factory outlet shopExcédence - 172 rue de Rome A factory outlet shop belonging to 3 Suisses, Excédence offers discounts of 70% off unsold catalogue stock, boasting men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and household electrical appliancesUnited Factory Store Marseille - Grand V Shopping Centre in la Valentine This 700m² factory outlet shop offers sportswear and principally distributes the 3 following brands: Jezequel, Old River, Look & Like. United Factory Store offers a collection which is essentially for men.Opening hours: from Monday and Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm.Premiers Pas - 5 place de la corderie The second-hand clothes shop in Marseille, known to all mums for its selection of clothing and low prices, has also launched a vintage collection. Anouck Vigier offers clothing from the 1940s to the 1970s for 0 to 10 year olds that has never been worn! Authentic vintage garments that are brand new.Mistigriff - 330, Avenue Prado Mistigriff is a leading clearance shop which offers major brands of streetwear such as Diesel, Levis, Kookaï, Nike and Adidas at ultra cut prices, as well as accessories and even perfumes.Stock 27 - 7 rue Jean Dussert Stock 27 is a clearance shop offering major brands such as Diesel, Gsus, Guess, Custo, Sinequanone, Giani Forté, etc. at moderate prices (20 to 50% cheaper than in traditional shops). Private sales are organised for the most loyal customers.Poivre Blanc - 29 avenue de Saint-Menet This factory outlet shop boasts half-price Poivre Blanc ski-suits, down jackets, salopettes, etc. for women and children, and discontinued items from the previous season.Madame Zaza of Marseille - 104, corniche Kennedy Madame Zaza of Marseille presents its collections of dresses, big jumpers and long overcoats in this discount shop with prices that are reduced by 40 to 50%. It also organises one clearance sale per season.Aurélie K - 18, bd Auguste-Ganay Aurélie K is the boutique where you can pick up a bargain! It boasts the Esprit, Terre et Mer, la Fée Maraboutée, Bande Originale, Cristina Gavioli, I.Code by IKKS clothing brands and unlabelled designer articles at very moderate prices.Degriff Stock - 70, Avenue des Peintres Roux A huge clearance shop which offers clothing brands such as DDP, Sinequanone, Marlboro, Eden Park, Calvin Klein, etc. for all the family.