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    Tax-Free: Global Blue

    by Muscovite Updated Dec 4, 2014

    Not that I do shopping wholesale, in fact, I seldom arrive at the minimum 175 euros.

    This time, however, I bought a couple of presents for my relatives in the Molinard outlet in Nice – very convenient, it’s on the way to the beach, behind Apollo and next to the newly-constructed parking-lot.

    When I came to the airport, the customs officer directed me – and other non-EU passengers – to the new machine, type ATM, but it neither gives you the money, nor, gracefully, takes it; it only registers the code on the filled form you get from the shop.

    Frankly, this whole high-tech business looked a bit worrying, but what do you think – just a month later I got some 20 euro back to my account.
    It works!

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    CHACOK: Extrodinary and Ellegant

    by Chickytrick Written Nov 6, 2013

    Elegant, sometimes extrodinary women clothes. Interesting design, high quality, bright colours or elements.

    Check it out. It's interesting. And you wont't find tgem in any city you go.

    What to buy: I bought sweaters, long sleeved Tshorts, summer pants, something else. I love all what I bought!

    What to pay: Not cheap.

    There is something in the bag :)
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    Local wine - supermarket

    by Muscovite Updated Apr 25, 2013

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    What to buy: Just fancy, they don’t just drink wine, they make it right here, too! Not exactly in Promenade des Anglais, but definitely within city limites.

    Château de Crémat was established, as far as I could find out, in 1906 and is now the leading producer for Appellation Bellet. Bought in 1920 by Irene Bretz,a wealthy American and a friend of even more famous Coco Chanel, it belongs since 2001 to n enthusiastic wine-lover Cornelis Kamerbeek from Holland, who will gladly arrange a sightseeing tour for a comparatively insignificant fee.

    Don’t ask me about the quality – a 20+ euro bottle doesn’t go well with a budget tourist menu. I am quite happy with local produce 10 times less expensive (see photo #2). It's not 'local-local', but it definitely comes from Provence.
    On the other hand, a fine bottle like this would make a great souvenir, especially if accompanied by a no less great story.

    What to pay: From 2 to 25 euro - I hope

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    Ventimiglia market

    by Muscovite Written Jan 15, 2013

    You want shopping or souvenirs? That’s not exactly the same.

    Ventimiglia market is famous for bags – leather 50 – 80 euro, as far as I can remember, but that’s not what I call a bargain; imitation leather – I bought one for 10 euro, quite happy, but it will last exactly 1 year.
    ‘Cashemire & silk’ – 25 – 30 euro for a sweater (I bought mine 4 years ago, however)
    Footwear – I don’t recommend, prefer quality for money
    Cotton underwear – my favourite, 2 – 3 euro apiece, and no worse quality than any retail chain
    ‘Provence tablecloths’ – may just as well buy in souvenir shops
    Good luck!

    P.S.
    Oh yes, they sell wheeled suitcases – normal size, normal quality starting from 35 euro!

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    Vegetable stalls

    by piosku67 Updated Aug 20, 2012

    I snapped a shot while crossing the street from my hotel and heading to a tram stop. It could be an image of the essence of France, fresh vegetables on street stalls and nice and beautiful people. Why not? Or maybe an image of our imagination of France should be.

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    Confiserie Florian: chocolates and candied

    by didier06 Written May 1, 2012

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    At the port , this sweet shop is well known in nice. You can visit the workshop manufacturing candy, and then make your choice among the many products, a little bit expensive but good quality. Chocolates, candied flower petals, candied fruits or crystallized flowers (crystallized violet flowers that were preferred Queen Marie-Antoinette) , enough to satisfy the gourmands or simply to offer.

    open: 9h-12H / 14H-18H30

    Closed on 25 december.

    the shop
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    De Neuville: Craving for chocolate?

    by Elainehead Updated Jan 28, 2012

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    Check out their website (in French) and drool! ;)

    What to buy: Chocolate, glazed fruit, typical desserts in Province (calisson d'Aix, etc)...

    What to pay: It's a bit expensive. I bought a round box for 20€ (around 20 pieces of chocolate).

    De Neuville chocolate
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    Hit Import: Local CD/vinyl shop

    by Elainehead Updated Nov 21, 2011

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    More rock oriented, so I don't think you'll find Rihanna's latest CD, but you'll never know.

    Besides CDs/vinyls, they also sell music DVDs, T-shirts, music memorabilia (mugs, dolls, pins, bags, etc), etc. If you'd like to hear/watch an album/DVD before buying, they'll let you listen without any hesitation.

    The staff is very friendly and helpful.

    What to buy: CDs are usually cheaper than Fnac and Virgin Megastore. They also sell local bands CDs.

    What to pay: You may pay less than buying at Fnac or Virgin Megastore.

    Inside Hit shop
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    Finding a perfume

    by Muscovite Written Dec 16, 2009

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    It would help if you could copy and post everything that was written on the bottle.
    Then you will know that it is maybe made – or was, they tend to keep up with the progress – in one of the three perfume factories, Molinar, Fragonar or Gallimar. They have Internet sites and, I think, you can order a delivery service. In all probability it will be Molinar, they do have their own outlet next to the Promenade.

    Chances are, however, your friend bought her perfume in one of the souvenir shops in the Old City, they are not bad at all and much cheaper. Then, indeed, you can count only on someone living in Nice to find it.

    What to pay: From 10 euro in a souvenir shop to 50 - 100 at the factory with a name

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    Perle d'Azur: Excellent Souvenir Shopping!

    by VeronicaG Updated Dec 7, 2009

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    Always on the lookout for gifts to take home for the family, one peek into this shop told me that this was going to be a worthwhile stop.

    There were all kinds of enticing gifts and souvenirs in Perle d'Azur. Besides friendly shopkeepers, you'll find postcards; sunglasses; table cloths, napkins, placemats, ovenmitts, cloth bread baskets all in bright patterns and hues; ceramic magnets and coasters; fabric and woven totebags, coffee mugs, perfumes, scented soaps, keyrings, small toys and many, many other items.

    This was just about one-stop shopping for me, as I was able to find many small gifts here. There was quite an assortment from which to choose and these were priced moderately.

    I purchased a cloth breadbasket in a cheery red and green print and matching napkins which I know will get used over the holidays. Each time I use it, it will bring to mind our visit to France. (pic #2)!

    A Shoppers Wise Choice-Perle d'Azur
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    Parfumerie Rose de France: Interesting perfume prices

    by Elainehead Updated Nov 8, 2009

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    This perfume shop sells most perfume brands 20% off. If you have doubts, go to Sephora to compare prices. You may not find this place right away, because there's a huge "Alain Soriano" written all over, so it may be misleading...

    I got my Miss Dior Chérie (L'Eau de Toilette) there for under 50€.

    They also have a sister shop selling beauty products (lipsticks, creams, etc) which is a few doors away. They also sell with 20% off normal prices.

    What to buy: Perfume

    What to pay: 20% off than Sephora prices.

    Rose de France shop
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    Chez Luisa: Brazilian & Portuguese products

    by Elainehead Updated Aug 21, 2009

    Chez Luisa is tiny shop selling products (mainly food/drinks) from Portugal and Brazil. You are very well-received here (contrary to some French shops) and prices are more expensive than other Portuguese shops. My mother-in-law (RIP) used to buy cod fish here.

    You will find drinks and alcohool at the back of the shop.

    Closes in end of July till the end of August.

    What to buy: Can of Guaraná Antarctica: 1 Euro.

    1/2 liter bottle of Guaraná Antarctica: 2€50

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    Rue du Paradis, off Zone Pietone: Designer label junkies go here

    by NiceLife Updated Aug 8, 2009

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    A whole street given over to designer labels - all the famous houses in haut couture from France and Italy, conveniently packed into one place. Good whether its for window shopping, or you have credit cards and know how to use them. Conveniently located between the Zone Pietonne and Bd Jean Jaures.

    Whilst the best Nice can offer, easily trumped by Cannes boutiques of the Croisette and rue d'Antibes, where such top-end shops are often actually busy. Like the Cartier on the Croisette, recently - busy with a three-man armed jewel heist at 10:30 in the morning. Its not just shoppers, but also robbers with an appetite for "luxe".

    What to buy: Er, clothes?

    Rue du Paradise (Route to Bankrupcy)

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    The Nice Etoile shopping mall: Nice Etoile

    by NiceLife Updated Aug 8, 2009

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    Nice Etoile is Nice's main shopping mall, situated in the heart of the modern shopping area of the main street av Jean Medecin.

    The only other malls of note are TNL in the suburb Riquier (home to a giant Carrefour) and out of town CAP3000, near the airport.

    Opened up by an atruim to natural light , whizzy lifts cast as scifi-style pods glide silently up and down the interior walls, escalators, chandeliers, modern hotel-style seats, and atmospheric deployment of pink and purple lighting. Oh and shops. Not to forget the purpose of a mall. Shops.

    What to buy: Nice Etoile is home to dozens of frock-shops including C&A (yes, you read correctly, "C&A". A marque I thought had been despatched decades ago to a home for aged and retired retail brands, but still live and kicking here) and many shoes, bags and other girly essentials. Also for domestic lifestyle enhancement there's Habitat (even more expensive in France), and Maison du Monde should you feel a need for a pair of green and orange scented candles.

    Eating needs are catered for by several establishments ideal for casual coffee and pastries, and the icecream kiosk is actually rather good, as well as being cheaper than the standard tourist tarrif.

    And there's parking for serious shoppers.

    What to pay: French priced for locals. Which means fashions generally inexpensive, everything else a bit fierce.

    The new Nice Etoiles Lift, anyone? New atrium allows in natural light for shoppers Fooodcourt with dj. (This is a shopping mall?)
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  • All: How big is your wallet?

    by pablo0898 Written Apr 27, 2009

    All shops

    What to buy: Nothing! Dont even got to Nice unless you are loaded. Dont get me wrong its a lovely place, but everything is rip off. We have just got back of our honeymoon we went for a long weekend, fri - mon. It cost us around £850. Expect to pay upto £10 for a pint of beer, £8.50 for a single shot of vodka with orange, £6 for a portion of french fries in a restaurant. £2 for a can of coke in a shop, £1.50 for a mars bar. £3.80 for a can of red bull. £4 for a baggeutte with rubber cheese on it. Dont use taxis unless you have no choice and make sure you have plenty of money on you!

    What to pay: Loads

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