Have you already visited the Palais des Papes and the famous Pont d’Avignon? Then it’s time to explore the city’s best boutiques – head to the city centre to spend the day shopping in Avignon!
Fill up on Sweet Things
First stop on your day of shopping, the lovely Aline Géhant – Avignon‘s temple of chocolate. A real paradise for gourmands and gourmets of all kinds, the shop offers many varieties of chocolate. From the refined coconut praline to the smooth lemon ganache, there is something for every taste. If you have any apprentice chocolatiers in your clan, book a workshop for your children. It’s now or never to develop their talents in a fun and creative activity.
Aline Géhan – Chocolatier d’Avignon
15 rue des Trois Faucons, Avignon
Les Halles d’Avignon
Stroll in the Food Hall
No day’s shopping in Avignon would be complete without passing through the famous Marché des Halles. Easy to find thanks to the magnificent plant wall that adorns the hall’s facade, this market is an ideal place for chatting and meeting up. Frequented by locals and visitors as well as the greatest chefs who come to stock up on incredible ingreidents, the Marché des Halles has been an institution in Avignon since the beginning of the 20th century. Talk with the fifty or so traders to get their recipes that showcase their products to the fullest and let yourself be tempted by a glass of wine at one of the market’s bistrots. Papetons of aubergine, berlinguettes, papalines of Avignon and even candied fruits, Les Halles are a Provençal journey for all your senses!
Marché des Halles
Place Pie, Avignon
Open every morning from Tuesday to Sunday From 6 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. weekdays and until 2 p.m. on the weekend.
Le Beaucoup Store
Find that Rare Pearl
Here, nothing is done half-heartedly. Le Beaucoup Store is made up of three shops, each dedicated to a well-defined theme: fashion, interior design or lifestyle. In an elegant atmosphere at the heart of a former townhouse, this concept store combines Scandinavian influence with boho touches. Want to refresh your wardrobe or re-do your decor? You’ve come to the right place: you’ll find the most elegant clothes or the trendiest knick-knacks. From a stylish tablet cover to the perfect little summer dress, you won’t know where to start! This essential shop for your day of shopping in Avignon, will delight the most fervent fashionistas among you.
Le Beaucoup Store
3-7 et 12 rue Rouge, Avignon
L’Occitane en Provence
Master the Power of Plants
How can you imagine a day of shopping in Avignon, without passing through a L’Occitane en Provence shop? Once inside, you will immediately be thrust into a world of perfumed plant aromas. Creams, perfumes and other skincare products, the brand focuses primarily on healthy products that are both skin– and eco-friendly. The staff gives great advice to help you choose wisely, so you will leave with the products that are best suited to your skin type and lifestyle.
L’Occitane en Provence
10 bis rue de la République, Avignon
Discover this Collective of Local Artisans and Designers
Want to consume differently while striking gold in Avignon? Make the acquaintance of the collective of local designers and artisans, Les Fabricateurs. From the restoration of old books to traditional gilding, via drawing and painting studios, the range of talents and know-how of the collective is very extensive! How to spot the shops belonging to the collective? It’s simple. All you have to do is follow the giraffe on a penny-farthing, the quirky logo of Les Fabricateurs. Check their site regularly to keep up-to-date with the latest events organised by the collective. Is the day’s shopping in Avignon making you hungry? Head to Café Gustave for a well-deserved gourmet break. Soup or sandwich? It’s your choice for a delicious Provençal moment.
1 rue Félicien David, Avignon
Gustave Café-Restaurant-Salon de Thé
6 place de la Principale, Avignon
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