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Nice, France

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Nice Shopping

After Paris, Nice shopping boasts most of France’s popular high-end and exclusive boutiques as well as some of the largest department stores. Nice is an easy city to walk around, so you can start with all the designer shops along the beautiful Rue Du Paradis, continue on through the pedestrian zoned streets where you will find incredible bargains in clothing, jewelry and traditional gifts, and end at one of the unique crafts shop around the Old Town cathedral. Shop at one of the candy or chocolate shops for hand made specialties such as crystallized rosebuds or marmalade made of rose petals and tangerine. Stop at a perfume shop, a must in Nice shopping, for Eau de Nice, cologne made out of the region’s yellow mimosa flowers. You’ll wish you had brought an empty suitcase, as you’ll agree that Nice is a shopper’s paradise.

See and Be Seen
Nice Shopping is not just about shopping. Nice is the place to see and be seen and what a better place than around the most amazing designer boutiques. Go west of Place Massena to Rue Du Paradis for famous fashion houses including a shop with the popular brand “Faconnable”, found all throughout France. Don’t forget to stop at one of the many trendy cafes; it’s a nice way to take a break from Nice shopping.

Large Department Store
As you continue on to Rue Massena, you will find Galeries Lafayette, an enormous department store, where you will find everything you can possibly imagine, including great sales. This store is the second in size after the Paris branch. It is a must in Nice shopping.

Great Outlets
Continue your great tour of Nice shopping and head to Avenue Jean Medecin and Rue de Verdeen, both filled with an amazing array of outlets and popular chain stores, offering fabulous fashion at great values.

Arts & Crafts
Take a stroll to the narrow streets around the Old Town Cathedral where you will find artistic studios displaying great art and antiques. You’ll find specialty hand-made silk lampshades or artfully carved furniture.

Do not leave without seeing or purchasing Nice’s traditional pottery, made of Provencal terra cotta; the most classic are cups and plates. You’ll find several of these shops in the area, but a favorite of most visitors is L’Atelier des Cigales, which offers a great selection.

Tip: Sylvie T is an artistic studio located in the Old Town that specializes in hand-painted postcards. They are unique.

Open Markets
Nice shopping offers something for everyone and open markets are part of the city’s culture. At Marche a la Brocante, you’ll find oil and water color paintings of the Mediterranean as well as hand-made jewelry, all done by local artists. On Mondays, locals as well as visitors come to this market for the huge display of antiques.

But no shopping spree would be complete without taking home the fragrant Eau de Nice, or a hand-made jar of marmalade. Your memories of Nice shopping will be sweet as well as unforgettable.
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