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As in almost all European cities, there are wonderful street markets.
Place des Prêcheurs : Tuesday,Thursday, Saturday.
Place de la Madeleine : Tuesday,Thursday, Saturday.
Place Richelme : every day.
Place de la Mairie : Tuesday,Thursday, Saturday.
Place des Prêcheurs : Monday,Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.
ANTIQUES AND FLEA MARKET
Place de Verdun : Tuesday,Thursday, Saturday.
Place Jeanne d’Arc :
• - Antiques days and flea market
• - Flea market days : very last Monday of the month except in July,November and December.
OLD AND SECOND HAND BOOKSTALLS
Every 1st Sunday of the month at the City Hall Square.
WITH MATERIAL AND CLOTHING ITEMS
Place Verdun and Place Monclar : Tuesday,Thursday, Saturday.
What to buy: Clothing, Provencal fabrics, tableclothes, knick knacks, books, antiques, dry goods, fruits, vegetable, meats, fish, olives, olive oil, spices.
Updated Jul 19, 2006
Address: Cours Mirabeau,Place Richelme,Place des Prêcheurs
This is a beautiful display of flowers. It is worth walking back here just to look and smell, if not to buy. I prefer the market at Place de l'Hotel de Ville
Everyday from 9am to 12:30
Place de l'Hôtel de Ville and Place des Prêcheurs
The website below will give you all the information you need.
What to buy: Flowers
Written Mar 6, 2005
Address: Place de l'Hôtel de Ville and Place des Prêcheurs
There are very few of Tintin Shops. Aix en provence has got one. You can find all kinds of items such as clothes, essay books about Hergé's work, Tintin scenes re-created in 3D, stationary, etc...
What to pay: Unfortunately , apart for the post cards, it is quite an expensive shop.
Updated Jan 1, 2004
Address: Cours Mirabeau
Ok now I am very serious about this !!
Bread is sacred in France. But very good bread has become very rare.
I buy my bread at the market of Aix en provence ONLY and store it in the freezer.
If you go to the market you MUST try some of the Olive bread and the Chestnut bread.
The baker is situated not far from the café la Madeleine. He is an Algerian and his name is OMAR. Try to make an effort to find him, his bread is really excellent.
What to pay: Bread : about 5€ / kg
Written Jan 1, 2004
The window display will lure you into this famous patisserie. The specialty are the Callisons d'Aix which are a delicious cross between a candy and a cake made from ground almonds, preserved melon and fruit syrup. There are other wonderful delites that will tempt you, such as chocolates and pastries. All pastries are freshly made daily.
What to buy: Try the callisons d'Aix.
Updated Jul 19, 2006
Address: 12 cours Mirabeau, Aix-en-Provence 13100
Phone: 33 4 42 26 06 78
Monoprix reminds me of Penney's only it has a grocery store downstairs. I did most of my grocery shopping there. Upstairs,I found hats,scarves,cosmetics and handbags to be my items of choice.
What to buy: Downstairs: food items.
Upstairs: clothing,cosmetics, bakery goods.
Since it has been 6 years that I have been there, please feel free to update me if there have been any changes.
What to pay: Average prices.
Updated Mar 6, 2005
Address: 27 Cours Mirabeau
The picture here gives a few of the numerous streets where you can shop. As a matter of fact, the whole historical centre of the city holds hundreds of shops of all kinds. From provencal fabrics or earthenware to expensive brand clothes.
What to pay: Aix en provence is a very expensive town. Many shops are "prestigious" for cosmetics or women clothes for instance. So don't expect to make deals there. You will find some really nice items though.
Written Jan 1, 2004
Cds, DVDs, this is where I used to come ALL THE TIME. they have most of the new titles in by artists from around the world, not just France, and they have a great second hand section downstairs, where I picked up many a rare CD that I had hitherto not yet found even in London.
Written Mar 5, 2003
Address: rue Espariat
Bechard's is the oldest bakery in Aix-en-Provence. They have an unbelievable assortment of sweets and honestly, I could easily spend every bit of money I have there happily. Aix is known for their "calissons." Calissons are made of ground almonds, preserved melons and orange rind surrounded by a wafer and covered in icing. They are sinfully delicious and the best I tasted were from Bechard. But what makes Bechard so special to me are their truffles. I originally bought several small bags as gifts for friends. But, then I tasted them and...well, I ate them all (oops). The shop itself if small and gorgeous. The staff were incredibly friendly and beyond patient with my not-quite French.
Honestly, whenever I learn of anyone going to France, I see if they can stop at Bechard for me. I am that addicted to their truffles.
What to pay: I don't remember exact prices, but I travel on a budget and don't recall being put out at their prices. The truffles are worth their weight in gold.
Written Apr 20, 2007
Address: 12 Cours Mirabeau
Being a student town, and a former home of Zola and others, Aix is a great place to get books. In the Place de l'Hotel de Ville there is a book market every other week on Sundays. Second-hand books can also be picked up at a place in Rue des Tanneurs (I forget the name).
But for first hand books, I don't think they come much better than Goulard. With two entrances (one on cours Mirabeau, next to Quick), this shop is a lot bigger than it seems from the outside. Foreign language books can be found, and all the travel books - of which there are plenty - are downstairs.
Just down Mirabeau is the Librairie de Provence, not as neat as the Goulard, and with more magazines and BDs.
For anglophone books, the best place is Book-in-Bar, a small cafe-cum-bookshop on Rue Joseph Cabassols. It is friendly, has some second-hand books, hosts events, has a WC, and customers can play a game of chess, if they desire.
And for more English (or even German) books, go to Paradox, at Rue du 4 Septembre, in the heart of the Quartier Mazarin.
Written Nov 19, 2002
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