The beautiful vineyards and the winery at Chateau Romanin is visited by tourist from across the country in large numbers throughout the year. Touring the expansive vineyards and tasting their exquisite wine is a must while in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Chateau Romanin boasts an underground wine cellar full of hundreds of bottle of wine. Make sure to buy a bottle of your favorite wine to take home with you.
Any visit to Avignon is incomplete for chocolate lovers without making a stop at the renowned Aline Géhant Chocolatier. Making artisanal chocolates, the shop offers a number of flavors in their specialized chocolates in praline, ganache and milk. Perfect for gifting your loved ones or for pampering yourself with a box, these delectable chocolates are not to be missed.
In the heart of the papal city, this market is a popular early morning rendezvous for locals. It is very busy on Sundays and during the summer theatre festival. There are about 50 traders – tripe-makers, butchers, pork butchers, delicatessen, cheese-makers, and vegetable producers - standing behind their stalls laden with the freshest and best quality produce. Launch yourself into these Provençal crowds and admire the colourful stalls of fruit, poultry and fish. Don't miss tasting the delicious olives available at Daniel's or go for a drink at the central bar to listen to the sunny accent so typical of the South of France. Soak up the intoxicating fragrances from the flower stalls at the end of the market. One purchase entitles you to one-hour free car parking.
One of the finest concept stores in the city, the CQFD showcases the authentic French creations. Started by Cindy Chastagner, the store specializes in curating French and eco-friendly home decor and furnishings. Bringing together the creations from the best product designers, this colorful store has a good mix of contemporary as well as antique pieces. Allowing its visitors to choose from a range of products that best bring out their personality, the CQFD is a haven of quirky stuff.
Cookies, cookies and more cookies tempt you into this pretty little pastry shop. Brainchild of Anne Daguin and Hermann Van Beeck, Petit Duc specializes in Calissons and other traditional cookies. The recipes are carefully researched by Anne and made into mouth watering baked goodies by Hermann. The quality ingredients used, interesting names like the Good Goddess, and the yummy smells wafting through the store lure you into picking up more than you should! You can order ahead for special occasions as stocks run out pretty fast.
Avignon was the capital of Christianity during papal times and has since become capital of Côtes du Rhône wines. It's a logical fate for a prosperous city where church statesmen used to enjoy mixing the serious aspects of religion and art with good food and wines. Wasn't the first vineyard of the region planted by Pope Clément V in Châteauneuf-du-Pape? The Papal Palace's bottle-works had the divine mission of choosing the best wines in the area for the clergy's sumptuous table and this commendable tradition continues in the former gunnery. A rigorous annual selection of about 30 wines amongst the 650 available in the region is offered every year. The perfect excuse for travelling through the vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône!
Good, creative cuisine is offered here. A reservation is necessary.
Those who are rioting, fussing, running and playing the whole day need clothes that can take it! Shirts, dresses and underwear by Petit Bateau do. Additionally they have what it takes to be a favourite: blue and white striped or in bright uni colours they suit every child. Parents love the selection of high-quality clothing and underwear for their babies and kids.
La Forge has an unmatched reputation when it comes to creative metal works. In 1993, passionate metalworker Jean-Philippe Fally opened this workshop to cater to restorations of monumental structures in France or abroad. They provide a quick-fix to any ironwork related issues. Visit their location for interesting workshops like Exposition Carpentr'Art, L'Olivier dans le Mistral à Marseille and Exposition L'artisanat Provençal d'hier et de demain to name a few.