Aix en Provence Shopping
What to Buy
Visiting Aix-en-Provence means having a chance to sample many kinds of area products. From tempting food items to perfume created from luscious local area flowers to the region’s noted wines, you will find many choice products.
There are generally two kinds of places to shop. Open air markets take place several days a week in the city’s public squares. Vendors often sell items they have grown at home, including fruit such as apricots and cherries; as well as goods they have crafted personally, such as furniture and leather items. These open markets are an ideal place to purchase authentic products directly.
Local Area Shops
Upscale local shops sell luxury products of all kinds. Window shopping in Aix-en-Provence can be a fun way to pass the time. Small boutiques also abound, giving shoppers the opportunity to find hand-picked goods in an elegant setting. Many local vendors also have traditional shops that sell specialty regional products. Calissons, a sweet made from ground almonds covered in sugared icing, are often packed into gift boxes that make the ideal item to bring home to friends and relatives.
Other popular items that can be found in Aix-en-Provence shops include chocolate truffles; elaborate, freshly made pastries; tarts; and cakes. Many local shops also sell textiles in traditional colors such as red, blue, and yellow that call to mind the region’s sunny skies and abundant produce. A napkin, dishcloth, or tablecloth fits easily in a suitcase to take home.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Aix-en-Provence shopping.