At the heart of the city center, Centre Bourse spans a multitude of shops that promise absolute retail therapy. It attracts all sorts of people as it has everything from designer stores to small-scale boutiques to hobby and art stores and a lot more. There are of course places to sit, eat or to rest between shops. The regular sales and discount offers running across the mall add to the overall shopping experience. Centre Bourse also has a parking lot that is open 7 days a week.
At the heart of the commercial center of "la Valentine" on the outskirts of Marseille, this large shop attracts a certain kind of clientele with its famous, top quality goods. In this Printemps store, you can find all kinds of beautiful things here such as collections from Cacharel to Rene Derhy. There are also dedicated sections to purchase silverware and chinaware. Overall, Printemps is a shop that combines real style with substance.
A massive and newly built center in the Northern district of Marseille, (the view is brilliant!) Grand Littoral attracts all kinds of people, near and far. It has more than 200 shops on only two floors and also the largest "Continent" hypermarket in Europe. Wander around the alleys as you are enchanted by all that's on offer here. If you get lost, follow the maps and signposts of this shopping city. The entire center is open from Mondays to Saturdays, with varying hours within each department.
Come and taste Amadeus, the worthy signature wine of this vineyard, which is located in a small Provençal village situated to the east of Aix-en-Provence, Eguilles. The wines are full of flavour and energy, very pleasant and easy to drink with Provençal country cuisine, which relies on simple Mediterranean flavours. This vineyard near Aix is well worth visiting.
This family-run establishment is based a few kilometers away from Aix-en-Provence on the road to Puyricard, and has been in business for about 30 years. There is an enchanting range of chocolates, with constantly changing designs and colors. The reputation of this house is worldwide and this alone makes it a good reason to enjoy sampling their wares when in the town center. A simple must for chocoholics!
When you're in Marseille, you have to get a good tan à la plage. Understandably, you may not talk the talk but a quick stop at Pain de Sucre will make sure you walk the walk. Swim wear specialists for over two decades, Pain de Sucre designs swim wear and lingerie in bold yet feminine colors, textures and prints. Slip into a pair and you'll know it's très elegant, très original and très très French.
This store, which boasts a prime location on the Canebière, just steps away from Rue de Rome, is continuously packed with satisfied customers from morning until night. It sells a wide variety of goods extending over several floors, including cosmetics, clothes, toys and a food section, throughout the day. It offers unbeatable value for money and the efficient staff are always helpful.
This bustling pedestrian street marks the heart of Marseille's shopping district. The wide variety of boutiques, galleries, superstores, bars, cafés, and restaurants practically guarantees that you will find anything that you are looking for. Shopping spots include the Galeries Lafayette, H&M, Sephora, Mango, Zara, the Virgin Megastore, and much more.
If you are looking for some fashionable clothing for women, Naf-Naf is the place to go to. Part of a worldwide chain of shops, Naf-Naf offers the best of Paris fashions. From casual-chic cardigans and leggings to eleborate silk dresses, there is something here for every taste and occasion. There is also a selection of clothing specially designed for kids and teenagers. These trendy and daring designs using bold fabrics and prints are sure to catch the eye and add a little flash to your wardrobe.
The Armand Thiery boutique for men, located in the center of the city, offers a simple yet stylish collection of clothes in both the classic and sports ranges. The straight-cut trousers are great for comfort, and the Fair Isle pullovers in either black or grey certainly do the job. In the all-weather range, choose from Italian pinstripe coats, black 4 button suits, ties and an impressive selection of shirts.
Zara's creations have undoubtedly filled an important gap in the fashion market, becoming an essential feature in any fashion conscious wardrobe and appealing to both the young and the not so young. The men's collection on the first floor comprises a simple, classic style in suits, and a more relaxed look in leisurewear. The forthcoming children's range incorporates flexible and comfortable clothing in a blaze of colors. The ground floor combines a stylish line of couture for women with designs for the more adventurous as well. The more classic fashions mostly range from sizes 34 to 38 and include fitted coats with belt and drainpipe trousers.