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.
The mass of blue and white on the Canebière is where genuine football mania and profiteering business collide. No less than 5 television screens show loops of advertisements along with anything related to the city's pride and joy - its football team. There is a wide assortment of clothes and gadgets touching on the obsessional for sale, including cuddly toys, board games, Zippo lighters and even a comic strip biography of Papin, with a preface by Bernard Tapie. Practically a second home to supporters of Olympique Marseille.
This unusual and lovely little shop, with a flavor of the Dark Continent, divides its stock between crafts and jewelry. There are all sorts of wonderful things to buy here: a Tellem rain stick, a Bambara mask, polished bone hair slides and Tuareg sandals, as well as a variety of African pearl jewelry, all providing a rich, authentic framework for the amazing Farafi collection. With a mix of old and new, designs are made from treated natural fibers in a traditional weave with printed patterns in warm, earthy colors.
Degriff'stock is heaven for those who wish to wear designer labels at discounted prices. Spread out over 400 square meters (4305 square feet), you'll find a huge choice of the most glamorous yet affordable names: Louis Féraud, Halfon, Cerruti, Nina Ricci, Alain Manoukian and Kookaï. There is something for everybody: men, women and children. And don't forget the leather goods, accessories and health and beauty products. A real Aladdin's cave.
Situated in the Jas de Bouffan district, this shopping mall offers a complete range of quality services and shops. The automobile center will efficiently service your car while you are shopping, and throughout the year promotional campaigns are mounted according to the season as well as the usual special offers.
Traditional savon de Marseille soap has been made in Marseille since the 14th Century. The soap industry prospered in the city for several centuries. Nowadays, many different types of industrial soaps and detergents have become widely available on the market. There still are a few soap factories in Marseille, which still make the product the traditional way (mainly based on olive oil and lye). The soap factory La Licorne can be visited (34 Cours Julien, 13006 Marseille.) Savonnerie la Licorne also has a shop (opened June 2010) located near Théâtre de la Criée. Great for souvenirs – and it smells so good in there!
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.
Perched above the Noailles district, this seafood specialist sells an assorted catch of fresh seafood in a 500m2 store. The refrigerated stalls harbour the best selection of fish from the Mediterannean coast, caught by local fishermen. Also on display is an incredible array of strikingly colourful African species at prices that would take some beating.
A bicycle, an armoire, toys, books, jewelry and trinkets, as well as secondhand clothing and shoes: everything that can be reused can be found at Emmaüs at Pointe Rouge in Marseille. The first Emmaus communities were founded by Abbé Pierre and are places where people in need can find a home and some work. Here, the "companions" practice recycling, fixing and reselling of materials received as donations. It is a good place to shop inexpensively or to drop off stuff after a good spring cleaning. Call ahead for free pickup of heavy/bulky items.