Shopping in Provence: discover south of France
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Shopping in Provence

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Provence has a lot to offer to people visiting the area.

South of France is blessed with so many assets – a rich history, beautiful landscapes and a wonderful climate – that you can not go and visit France without visiting this Garden of Eden. Shopping in Provence is also a wonderful activity to do on your own or with friends and family.

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Provence shopping

As for conventional shopping in Provence such as fashion clothes, jewelry, shoes and accessories, you will need to stop by one of the major urban areas such as Aix en Provence or Marseille.

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Eating souvenirs

Probably most enjoyable souvenirs is Provence’s culinary art.

Shopping in Provence: Olives oil

Established in Provence by the Greeks few centuries ago, olive tree has become a staple ingredient in Provence food and also an emblematic tree of south of France. Do you know that olive tree lives about 2000 years?

Many different olive types are grown here. Most popular ones are the Picholine (green and marinated in herbs), the Nicoise (black, most famously used in the same named salad), and the Lucque (bright green, mild in flavor). 80% of them actually go towards making olive oil rather than being eaten as table food.

Shopping in Provence: Fruit & Vegetables

Provence is the top region in France for fruits and vegetables. Fruit and vegetables flavor you experience in Provence will delight you. On top of them discover orchards of apples, pears, peaches, cherries, figs, apricots & plums. Savor top rated vegetables such as juicy tomatoes, asparagus, eggplants, zucchinis, bell peppers, pumpkins, and enjoy a wide range of herbs to cook with.

Shopping in Provence: French Truffles

Provence is the largest truffle producing region in France, although production has decreased dramatically over past years thanks to deforestation and a focus on vineyards. Truffles are fungus requiring limestone soils, warm climate and oaks to grow under. Truffle hunting season lasts from November to March. The most prized truffle is the ‘truffe du Perigord‘ and French Chefs adore them, calling them ‘black diamonds’.

Shopping in Provence: Wine

What better than a glass of Provence rose on a hot summers day? The region is really well-suited to wine production thanks to its climate and has been producing wine for more than 200 years. While Cotes de Provence wines are mostly famous for their rose wines, rich, full-bodied reds are also produced, along with light and fresh white wines.

Shopping in Provence: Lavender

Blue lavender flowers fields can be seen during summertime. You can shop lavender related products such as soaps, oils, icecreams, cakes and candles throughout Provence.

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