The Best Shopping on the French Riviera
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
Visit the French town synonymous with artisan perfumeries, the store that has been making the iconic Côte d'Azur footwear for decades, or one of the many traditional Provençal markets.
28 Rue Henri Seillon, 83990 Saint-Tropez, France
It would be hard to find a fashionable Parisian woman who doesn’t have a pair of Tropéziennes in her wardrobe. Originally created for the local fishermen, this Greek-style sandal has become the iconic footwear of the French Riviera,...
2 Rue du Vieux Collège, 06500 Menton, France
Menton is France’s lemon-growing capital, a fact that the whole town celebrates: The tiles in Menton’s Fontana Rossa gardens are painted with lemons, and local restaurants feature them in lick-your-spoon-clean soufflés. Every...
Cours Saleya, 06300 Nice, France
The picture-perfect Provençal market Cours Saleya in Nice is a visual bouquet of regional bounty, with colorful floral displays, golden zucchini blossoms, red tomatoes, and green greens. Camargue sea salt, pressed olive oils, and...
06140 Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France
This company carries the label of EPV, as certified by the French government for its continued work in a trade considered part of the French heritage. The family business began in 1958 when nearly every local village...
7 Rue Saint-François de Paule, 06300 Nice, France
Candied fruits are a favorite sweet in France, and when you sink your teeth into one, releasing the sticky-sweet goo and biting zest of a preserved clementine, you’ll have a new favorite, too. Henri Auer came to the region in 1820, drawn by...
Traverse des Lices, 83990 Saint-Tropez, France
Founded in 1955, the owner of La Tarte Tropézienne, Alexandre Micka, invented the eponymous cream-filled brioche that was discovered and named by Brigitte Bardot while shooting And God Created Woman. The Place des Lices location of this...
22 Rue Henri Seillon, 83000 Toulon, France
Often featuring local artists, the work at this gallery represents contemporary regional artistic trends and provides an interesting look at Provence through the eyes of artists. The staff is very welcoming and knowledgeable, and the gallery...
158 Avenue de Verdun, 06360 Èze, France
Regular tours of the Fragonard distillery explain the 400-year history of the French perfume industry and give a unique peek into how luxury fragrances are created today. A small museum also details the longer history of perfume in the world and...
9 Boulevard de Strasbourg, 83000 Toulon, France
Located on a prominent corner in Toulon, this iconic French department store provides an unparalleled experience in shopping. Galeries Lafayette is known for its collection of premium brands and impeccable service—a haven for shoppers.
55 et 56 rue Lamalgue, 83000 Toulon, France
What sets La Fiancée du Pirate apart from other home décor and gift shops is its joyful spirit—colorful patterns and whimsical prints saturate the store's wares. And unlike many shops, the staff is equally full of joy and love to share their...
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