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    Place Gramont: market days at Pau

    by gwened Written Aug 26, 2014

    We love this, and walking all over Pau feeling hungry we saw this market and on the way back purchase veggies tomatoes, bananas , ewe's milk cheeses and ham bayonne , and we were set for the evening family chow just the additions we needed.

    On the street stands on Sundays morning, 8h to 13h wonderful street life.

    What to buy: they have food items from roasted chicken to vegetables and fruits to cheeses all for the table ready to go and from local farms

    flowers too, and oysters seafood you name it.

    What to pay: best prices always fresh from the farm

    Place Gramont stands Sunday am market the arcades flower fruits seafood Place Gramont
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    Passage de la République: great pedestrian shopping arcade Pau

    by gwened Written Aug 21, 2014

    many small shops from clothings sundries and butcher shop; all in a enclose arcade at rue de la République, a passage or passing thru street. very quaint and nice, a change.

    The maison de l'Espadrille for these wonderful sandals is superb. Chapelerie de Pau, Christine Laure for clothing, Atelier Zocalo for off price clothings from emerging countries (there are also at Carcassonne);boulangerie pâtisserie La Tourtière ;etc.

    It is a different way of shopping more personal and unique items usually not elsewhere. enjoy it with the family come into the passage. no web just come as you are ::)

    What to buy: we got our sandals here!!!

    What to pay: best prices away from tourist spots this is great here

    Passage de la R��publique off R��public entrance inside stores passage de la r��publique
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    l'Atelier du chocolat Pau: more chocolates at Pau

    by gwened Written Aug 20, 2014

    we settle for the food, chocolates !!! the L’Atelier du Chocolat at Maréchal Joffre is excellent. However , it has several shops all over France. In Pau they are open Mondays and Tuesdays from 10h to 13h and 14h to 19h; Wednesdays to Saturdays 10h to 19h.

    They have a more presence nationwide and offers a great variety of chocolates.

    What to buy: we got the touron basque or the basque nougat, good ones are the plaques with the tour eiffel on it all in chocolate !

    What to pay: best for the best of chocolates lovers.

    l'Atelier du Chocolat
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    Galeries Lafayette Pau: The French store at Pau

    by gwened Written Aug 20, 2014

    The must while visiting France anywhere, the store has class style and its what you should call French. its my favorite dept store in France, and can't help than stop by anywhere I see one even just to look sometimes ::)

    open until 19h30 and 20h on Saturdays, closed Sundays. You can buy online and pickup in store. if from abroad your passport gives you 10% discounts and save on the sales tax refund as much as 12% see Customer service when in the store.

    What to buy: we buy clothing here mens and womens.

    What to pay: the best for the best you can always wait for sales.

    Galeries Lafayette from pl Clemenceau arriving Galeries Lafayette
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    Palais des Pyrénées: palais des pyrénées at Pau

    by gwened Written Aug 20, 2014

    you have in an old palace a row after row of stores on both side leading all the way to the bd des pyrénées (square George V) in the back, it starts at the place Clemenceau.

    It is like a long promenade of stores on both sides Inside and outside. Some of the stores are La Brioche Dorée - Via Uno - Fnac - Réserve Naturelle - Quiksiver - Orcanta - Sephora - Lissac - G-star - Celio - Tom Tailor - Armand Thiery - Bershka - H&M - France Telecom - SFR

    very nice lively rich, and clean place for the whole family.

    What to buy: FNAC electronics was it for us!!! for clothing we do Armand Thiery too.

    What to pay: we love our FNAC

    the promenade at Palais des Pyr��n��es place Clemenceau to Palais des Pyr��n��es
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    les Halles of Pau: covered market at Pau

    by gwened Written Aug 20, 2014

    well here is big, you can find anything from all kinds of food to clothing outside market. the place is loaded with fleas stand and clothing specially on Mondays, then everyday on food items.

    you have a wide open bay where stands set up with vendors selling fruits and vegetables and cheeses. Then you go Inside thru nylons turntiles to find mini kiosks selling meats, cold cuts, cheeses, wines, etc the works

    easy parking off street or at the Halles-République underground garage next to it.

    You have local vendors there Mondays to Saturdays from 5h to 13h, (open the afternoons on before Holiday periods) ,and the the kiosks Mondays to Fridays from 6h-13h and 15h30-19h30, and Saturdays from 5h to 14h.

    and then there are others site the tourist site in contact.

    What to buy: the works especially on Mondays when we were there;

    What to pay: best prices good for our food needs for the time there

    Halles covered market Pau the kiosks inside the vendors of fleas stands open hall the wines inside monday clothes fleas market
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    Chocolaterie de la Couronne: chocolates at Pau

    by gwened Written Aug 20, 2014

    wonderful choco store at the palais des pyrénées shopping center at place Clemenceau. there since 1953.

    This is a pack store in a rather small space, but for choco lovers like us is sublime, very good reputation in the area and well done.

    Open mondays to Saturdays from 9h-12h30 and 14h to 19h closed Sundays. One of the folks who came here was Général de Gaulle!!

    What to buy: we went for the suedoise or swedish and the palet des pyrénées, delicious,try it!

    Others known to those we spoked in the store are the Perles d'or (golden pearls), and the Cerises à l'Armagnac (cherries in liquor armagnac)

    What to pay: best for the best we love it

    Chocolaterie de la Couronne
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    CC Auchan Pau: supermarket shopping auchan

    by gwened Written Aug 20, 2014

    nice shopping center just off the beltway or rocade D817 of Pau direct to city center and plenty of shops ,resto like Flunch cafeterias and especially grocery shopping for a hungry family.

    Also, great prices on gas/petrol for your car/auto. THe Flunch cafeterias are a good value especially when a large family coming over and use very much by locals too.

    What to buy: food items, cups, paper plates utensils etc all for a family on the go.

    What to pay: best hypermarket prices

    Centre Commercial Auchan gas:petrol service station Auchan best prices inside Auchan hypermarket inside going to Flunch anyone? get your caddy and go to Auchan
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    Boutique Francis Miot: Delicatessen

    by siwi Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Francis Miot creates marmelades, chocolates, aphrodisiac bonbons, and funny specialities (funny in french)...

    What to buy: Les coucougnettes, les tétons, les castagnes, les chocolats, le choco'cisson, les confitures et notamment à la Couille du pape ou encore au Gratte-cul. Bref, tout un programme...

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    The Little London Larder: Fancy Baked Beans, Curry or Brown Ale?

    by aaaarrgh Updated Apr 22, 2010

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    Chuckle... I realise Pau is described as a very English city, but I didn't expect to see a shop filled to the brim with British food :-)

    The Little London Larder opened in 2006 and is run by a friendly and knowledgable French lady. She previously lived in London selling typical French food!!

    You will find all the 'home comforts' from Britain here - baked beans, Marmite, curry paste, Jaffa Cakes, Newcastle Brown, Liquorice Allsorts, Cheddar Cheese, tinned haggis etc. etc. The prices are all at a premium, but allegedly still less than the big French supermarkets. And all lovingly procured and transported from the UK.

    As a concession to Englishness there are a couple of small tables with lace tablecloths ;-)

    Open Tuesday to Saturday. Let's hope it survives its first year!!

    *BAD NEWS! TLLL succumbed to the high exchange rate of the British £ and has closed*

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    Place Georges Clemenceau: The upscale shopping centre

    by mikey_e Written Dec 30, 2008

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    This is essentially a mall, and there is nothing that really makes it special or unique when compared with other shopping centres. The thing is that this is the best place to go for decent priced goods that are name brand, and also a good place to go for coffee or food where you needn't fear falling into a tourist trap. Here you will find SFR, FNAC, Sephora and a few women's clothing stores.

    What to buy: Pretty much the standard goods you would expect at the stores listed above.

    What to pay: Standard retail prices

    Busy walkway between the shops Entrance to the parkade on Place George Clemenceau
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    La féerie gourmande: You cannot go out without your coucougnettes...(:

    by kokoryko Updated Mar 23, 2008

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    When I visited the place with my boys late afternoon, the workshop was about to close, and we only could see few activity there. One of the workers was still busy with chocolate (First picture), but nearby were lots of racks laden with the famous “coucougnettes”, where I learned they were dried with ventilators. . . . . Other parts of the workshop were already deserted (picture 3) and only people were busy at packaging, near the shop in a nicely decorated room (picture 4). After a free tasting session (the kids love free tasting!), we went through the shop, and found back the huge copper buckets which welcomed us when we arrived. . . . .
    This was only virtual for you reader, but I can ensure it is worth for the eyes and the palate in real!
    Monday-Saturday 10:00 to 12:00 and 2:00 to 5:00 pm
    Shop open till 6:00pm
    visit: one hour and 30 mn
    Entrance:
    Adults : 4.60€
    Children (less than 12 Y) : 3€

    What to buy: COUCOUGNETTES, CHOCOLATE, OTHER SWEETS AND CANDIES....

    What to pay: Expensive. . . .

    Working with chocolate. . . may I drip my finger? Refreshing the coucougnettes In the workshop Packaging The buckets (cauldrons) which cooked tons of jam.
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    Mouthwatering. . . .: La féerie gourmande

    by kokoryko Written Mar 23, 2008

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    Like in a technical museum you can see tools, metals, raw material, but then you also see the result of how they are used (well, the modern version of the tools), and what they produce with the skills of the creators and workers. There are two sorts of creations, basically: unique productions, which are only for display there, and the products you can buy; of course, there is a shop and all products so well displayed can only appeal for a bit of shopping after the visit of the museum and workshop.
    On the main picture is the raw material I like so much when it is well processed. . . . sugar cane and cocoa. . . . in the museum you may see a giant chocolate elephant (second picture), as a tribute to the cocoa growers, and more “exotic” creations like this 4 metres high centre piece (picture 3) made with sculptured white chocolate featuring little angels, sirens, flowers. . . ((picture 4) and a very incredible white chocolate sculpture ordered by the court of England as a tribute to Lady Di (picture 5)! So, we walked through the museum, but still dit not see where all these things are fabricated. . . .
    Monday-Saturday 10:00 to 12:00 and 2:00 to 5:00 pm
    Shop open till 6:00pm
    visit: one hour and 30 mn
    Entrance:
    Adults : 4.60€
    Children (less than 12 Y) : 3€

    What to buy: CANDIES AND CHOCOLATE. . . AND COUCOUGNETTES

    What to pay: Expensive, but worth it!

    Cocoa and cane. . . . promises for a feast! Too big for me! I'm not fond of white chocolate. . . . Like marble. . . . ? What inspires the artists here. . . . .
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    La féerie gourmande: Sweets, candies, chocolate, sweets, candies, .....

    by kokoryko Written Mar 23, 2008

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    The gourmand fairy: don’t be afraid your valet slims. . . . your waist will widen inverse proportionally. . . .!
    Well, the féerie gourmande is a museum, a sweets workshop, a shop, exactly the place where to take the kids who are fed up with visiting boring “serious” museums, attending cultural events, excited or exhausted by hours and hours sitting at the back of your car, wanting something for them, not only the parents. . . . . . So, take the opportunity to show them how excellent sweets are made, show them the sweets (and their industry) have a history, that there is technology behind the caries providing sweets; they will enjoy, and you too! And, last but not the least, this place is run by Francis Miot, the creator of some world famous award winning sweets, who sometimes is on location to tell the children and adults some funny stories about sweet addicted people. . . . . interesting paradox from this man.
    One only tip is not enough to describe and write about that place.
    From outside, the place located in a suburb of Pau does not look attracting, except the colours on the façade, but arriving you immediately see the big copper buckets where sweets, jams and jellies were cooked not long ago(main picture).
    When you get inside you first visit the museum, quite educative, displaying a number of tools where copper or brass dominates, see displays of sugar pots, can try your taste (the kids like to have confirmation of how sweet or bitter tastes. . . ) at some educative displays, learn about the origin of the base products (sugar, cocoa. . . ) how they are processed, look again at tools, forms, well all you wanted to know about sweets, jams, chocolate, candies and did not know before. . . . . Look for the other pictures to have an idea of what you can see.

    What to pay: Expensive, but it is worth!

    Entrance For jams and candies, you need copperware For sweets, you need sugar. . . All sorts of copper cauldrons Forms for sweets
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    Le parapluie du berger: The wonderful shepherd’s umbrella

    by kokoryko Written Mar 23, 2008

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    In the high Pyrenees valleys (and elsewhere), shepherds stay with their sheep whatever the weather can be, hot, fierce sun or thunderstorms, hail, heavy rain. . . . For this they have an umbrella which is a wonder of local craft industry; this umbrella (le parapluie du berger, it is a trademark) is almost unbreakable, never folds axially because of the wind, can last more than 20 summers in the mountains (then, the shepherds replace the cloth only and ask the craftsman to check if all is well in the mechanical parts), is wide enough to house 3 persons, or one photographer with his equipment on a rainy day, etc, etc. . . An incredibly practical tool. Only one workshop located in Pau still manufactures this sort of umbrella, and if you have umbrella “problems”, whatever the part of the world where you live, if you pass by Pau, I give you that tip: check “le Parapluie du berger” shop in Pau, there may be what you were looking for, since years.

    What to buy: There are two types of this umbrella, the one for the shepherds (the real one: parapluie du berger) and the one for the person walking in the mountain to visit him (le campagne, which is mine, in fact), but except the width and the shape of the handle, they are the same: nine wooden stretchers, beech wood grip and axis, heavy solid cotton cloth, steel springs and notches, brass rings. . . etc. . . And the manufacturer claims it also is a lightning rod protecting you from lighting when walking in high mountain exposed to that danger; I must confess, I would not like to try it for that!
    A bit heavy, but incredibly efficient, solid and –yes—elegant.
    A bit expensive (the campagne model was about 100 Euros, few years ago, the professional one 130 Euros), but think this one has a guaranty for life, and you may use more than ten umbrellas worth 20 Euros within 20 years. . . . not only a good investment (my father in law used to say: cheap is always too expensive!), also something nice and elegant!
    And if there is a problem, the umbrella will be repaired at the workshop (euh, if you are overseas. . . ), but cases for repair are very rare.
    On the main picture is my umbrella at work with two nice persons in the “Jardin des Plantes” in Paris. I show here a “professional” model in the show window, on the second picture, my umbrella again, in the shop-workshop, on the third picture, a part of the workshop on picture 4 and the shop seen from the street on picture 5.
    There are also other sorts of umbrellas on sale in this shop and the Basque walking stick: the Makila, walking stick and weapon, as a dagger or a sword is inside the stick.

    What to pay: Expensive, but worth it!

    My umbrella at work. . . (-: Show window My Umbrella in the shop. . . Workshop The blue shop; you can't miss.
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