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    aux Halles: Aux Halles or covered market

    by gwened Written Dec 29, 2014

    This is a fantastic place to spend the day buying but eating too, the Halles or covered market of La Rochelle.
    This is the big food market open every day in the morning but the outside vendors continue with fruits and vegetables

    The market open every day mornings and Fridays all day up to 19H. Around it there is the fruit and vegetable market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. The building dates from the 19C and open for the first time in April 1835.

    All around it you have old wooden houses, more shops, cafes, and with terraces out in the street with a vibrantn clientele even at night

    more in English on city page
    http://www.ville-larochelle.fr/en/economy/markets/markets/h/0ed6dff3e48bfd3428f669e8b558aaf1.html

    What to buy: you have about 60 merchants selling first quality products from butchers, fishman, oysters, wines, and regional specialities, around the street there is a big market too wednesdays and saturday mornings

    What to pay: the best prices for the best products, what you came to France for ::)

    aux Halles or covered market inside the market ceilings closer to the market walking arriving at market and out merchants the market right side
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    le Logis de la Folle Blanche cv: shop cognac and pineau at Bossuet

    by gwened Written Dec 29, 2014

    You come to the Poitou charente and you need to seek out cognac, armagnacs and pineau liquors world renowns/ This is a owner and Producer with boutique store right in the old town of La Rochelle.

    Paul Bossuet has won 65 medals in 35 years of competition in the greatest contests of great wines of France...! The main property is in the middle of the vineyards in a house dating from the 1600's between Saintes (7.5 kms) and Cognac( 17 kms). From La Rochelle you can go on the N137 direction Saintes,then N141 direction Cognac, and you will see the signs to his property.

    He is recommended by the best in the business from Gault et Millau, to Hachette, and Petit Futé here. He is an independant vineyard grower giving you the assurance of the best traditional family business, the ones I recommend and support.

    It is best to call ahead if coming to the property at the number below in contact, of course at the boutique you dont have to call ahead.
    Boutique in La Rochelle open Mondays to Saturdays from 9h-12h15 and 14h15 -19h
    tel +33 (0) 5 46 41 31 92

    What to buy: You can buy the whole gamme, from Pineau rosen blancn, vieux or old pineau, cognac apéritifs, cognac digestifs, cocktails, liquors of Saintonge with fruits

    What to pay: better prices right from Producer winegrower showcasing his products in his own boutique

    Paul Bossuet pineau/cognac boutique the store front of Bossuet
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    Nicolas: wines Nicolas

    by gwened Written Dec 28, 2014

    Could not leave the city without checking out on my favorite wine liquor chain in France. Nicolas are all over and of course in La Rochelle too.

    The stores are same layout, small compact and full of choices with ample knowledge and friendly service.
    Open Mondays to Fridays from 9h30 to 19h30 Saturdays open at 9h, Sundays 9h30 to 13h

    You will take to hotel, apart or home a nice souvenir at reasonable prices.

    What to buy: wines, champagne, liquors, porto superb choices

    What to pay: good choices good tips and wonderful fair prices

    Nicolas at night see Nicolas on right daytime
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    la Panitiére: pastries galore

    by gwened Written Dec 28, 2014

    simple walking all over the city, hungry but not meal time yet, what do you do here? buy yourself a nice pastry, pain au chocolat, suisse chocolat, butter croissant, or fruit tart and keep going;great!

    The selection was nice, the service very friendly,and the food sublime, on the run can't ask for anything better, if in town for a quick fix ,this is it.

    They are open Mondays to Saturdays from 7h15 to 20h;can't expect webpage for this you need to walk the beat!

    What to buy: pastries as above delicious.

    What to pay: good prices Under 3 euros for each

    La Paniti��re
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    La Mie Caline: breads and sandwiches caline

    by gwened Written Dec 28, 2014

    I follow this chain of bakeries all over, put it here because what we do is buy their breads and sometimes the sandwiches, but the breads are well done. The one in La Rochelle was no exception, skip the breads at supermarkets and come here to buy them.

    Here open Mondays to Saturdays from 7h to 20h, and Sundays from 8h to 19h

    What to buy: breads, baguettes and local varieties.
    http://www.lamiecaline.com/fr/produits/pains

    What to pay: best prices for breads

    La Mie Caline
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    LA Maison d'Espagne: The best from Spain

    by gwened Written Dec 28, 2014

    and on this sea port the best from Spain could not be missed, from sea to land, hams of course, they are here awaiting for you....

    The store is very nice, clean spacious, sort of like a museum presenting the greeat foods of Spain, with the ham iberico as its prime contender.

    Open Monday from 9h15 to 12h30 and 15h30 to 19h30. Tuesday to Saturday from 9h15 to 13h30 and from 15h to 19h30. Closed on Sunday

    Former restaurateurs to La Rochelle, Olivier and Claudine PONS, offer since early 2006 in a resolutely modern setting close to the market, a range of Spanish products from small artisans of the peninsula. Behind the window, the Ibérico de bellota hams, the chorizos from the same origin (pata negra to the acorns and outdoor-reared), lomo and other cured meats will make you salivate, you aficionados. Canned anchovy Santonia, pimentos del piquillo, olives, capers, pickles of the harvest of the year, quail in escabeche, olive oil from Jaén, Monte to raw milk, real Bottarga, Octopus, squid, coral of Sea Urchin, albacore tuna in oil or escabeche, turrón and authentic and clear wines.

    some problems with the webpage but the store is there just came from there.

    What to buy: ham ibérico is great but also nougats(turron)and piquillo peppers, and olives and olive oils. I came with my iberico pata negra !

    What to pay: for imported goods, the prices are right ,you get the best of Spain here.

    LA Maison d'Espagne arriviing at La Maison d'Espagne
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    Conserverie la Belle Iloise: Fish can from Brittany of course

    by gwened Written Dec 28, 2014

    This one is a natural stop if to compare the store with ours back in Brittany. It is from the Ile Belle Mer in the outer gulf from me. Two stores here this one and another at rue du Temple.

    It is open Mondays to Saturdays from 10h00-12h30 and 14h00-19h00. Sundays 10h00-13h00 and 14h00-19h

    As usual the store is small but packed and well deco by species like a museum tour shopping for the best from the sea. Great for on site and take home.

    What to buy: CANNED SARDINES are wonderful in many sauces and combi. And great soups.

    What to pay: great product typical of its region, and the prices are right;you pay for the best.

    La Belle Iloise
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    l'Atelier du Chocolat: get those chocolates

    by gwened Written Dec 28, 2014

    and of course, could not visit here without finding me a succulent chocolatier and I found it at L'Atelier du Chocolat. tucked away in a nice quaint street with arcades in some sections. A small shop full of chocolate flavor,and a chain of these even in paris.
    They open Mondays from 10h to 19h, and Tuesdays to Saturdays from 09h to 19h.

    What to buy: chocolates of course. truffles and a mix box of chocolates we took.

    L'Atelier du chocolat
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    Dock Games/Micromania: video games

    by gwened Written Dec 28, 2014

    And we could not avoid stopping here with 3 boys so Dock it was. They did manage to buy something as we wondered around... The store is small but loaded, and the service is nice and expert.

    For all your video games needs this one is in city center. They are fans of Micromania and this just became their store in town.

    Micromania is a nationwide chain of video stores that carries the latest, the old and the new, with expert and friendly advice. You can do exchanges and resale your used games and machines here.

    What to buy: video games and accessories new and used.

    What to pay: prices are standard on all stores

    Dock Games/Micromania
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    Carrefour City: groceries at Carrefour

    by gwened Written Dec 28, 2014

    great for groceries until late 22h (10PM) on city center near the marché and on the ville en bois near our apartment, very handy indeed.

    Carrefour is a good brand here always reasonable prices and choices, and these city store even if convenient and a bit higher up, are just that convenience and choices not to go hungry.

    Great for the family renting apartments like us, but also,for solo on a sandwich and soda do wonders to your budget.

    http://www.carrefour.fr/magasin/city-la-rochelle-guiton
    this one is near the market in city center, and below in contact is the one closest to us but we visited both and good.

    What to buy: food items but also sundries for apartment

    What to pay: city stores are convenient so the prices are a bit higher but not much and again great choices.

    Carrefour city at rue Guiton carrefour city near us at la Ville en Bois aisles at city center store more aisles in city center store carrefour at city center rue Guiton
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    Infini Thé: get your teas here INFINI

    by gwened Written Dec 28, 2014

    well boys are into it, so this is a must stop, teas anyone? small compact store with all the trimming of teas and accessories right in city center.

    Store opens Mondays afternoons to Saturdays 10h-12h30, and 14h-19h
    This is the page listing all their teas in French of course but you know who they are

    http://www.infini-the.com/index.php?page=fr-25

    and the great categories of teas in French again ::)
    http://www.infini-the.com/index.php?page=fr-9

    The boys have green teas, and some fruit ones or mix fruits.

    What to buy: teas of course,and green are always welcome at home.

    What to pay: comparable to where we live so nice and different

    Infini Th�� into the store INFINI THE
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    Villa Médicis: Decoration, antiques, gifts

    by Norali Written Dec 13, 2003

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    Hmm.. What a name!

    The shop is a small one on Rue Fleuriau, in the same street as Musée du Nouveau Monde. It's easily accessible.

    The welcome makes it special.

    What to buy: Decoration trinkets... such as statues, vase.

    Items are rather of antiques than contemporary style.

    Home furnishing, paintings also if I recall it well

    What to pay: depends on what you buy

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    La Boutique du Marin: Marine and sailing trinkets

    by Norali Updated Oct 28, 2003

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    Where else than in La Rochelle, traditional port city, to find your marine and sailing trinkets.

    The shop was loctaed in city center, under the arches though I couldn't remember whether ity was Rue mercier or not. No sure.

    You will buy there lamps, ash-trays, lighthouse miniatures. Most of time, they are not that expensive and exist in styles that would match different tastes.

    I appreciate there the less usual pieces: boat models, in wood - in ironglass.

    What to buy: Besides, you don't have to wait for your dream-boat to buy and use those alloy or copper trinkets used on deck: lamps, mirrors, fittings hardware, navigation tools, marine bells, hooks, compasses, clocks....

    They may serve as gifts if not for you.

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