The Shopping in Bandol
Back in the 1920s, the coastal town of Bandol’s soirées and villas were the most glamorous in the Cap d’Antibes. These days, the town is more synonymous with rosé than royalty, drawing oenophiles to a terroir that’s supported vineyards since 600 B.C.E. To sample a selection of some of Bandol’s best wines in one place, pop in the Oenothèque des Vins de Bandol
. Another way to savor specialties of the region is at the daily market on the Place de la Liberté or at Le Grand Marché, which pops up Tuesday mornings on the Quai Charles de Gaulle. This seafront strip is hard to miss with its buzzing bars and shops, such as Marseille-based sunglass boutique IYÜ Design
. For shopping that’s less mainstream, vintage favorite Violette depot-vente
lies just a few streets away.