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Top Choice Design in La Rochelle

Prao Boutique

Vinyl collectibles and beautiful objects for the home, many handcrafted in the region, fill this small concept store. Design posters inspired by local lighthouses, surfing and shellfish by La Rochelle's very own Pra…
Top Choice Homewares in Saint-Pierre, Saint-Paul & the Triangle d'Or

Serendipity

Romantic and youthful, this delightful 'cabinet de convivialité' inspires bags of instant feel-good factor. After several years in Paris, Claire Chabellard returned to her native Bordeaux to create this colourful Al…
Top Choice Chocolate in Saint-Pierre, Saint-Paul & the Triangle d'Or

Chocolaterie Saunion

Follow local gourmets to this exquisite, oh-so-bourgeois chocolate shop, run by the same family since 1893. Fourth-generation chocolate-maker Thierry Lalet is at the helm today, crafting gold-foil-wrapped Galliens d…
Top Choice Vintage in Saint-Pierre, Saint-Paul & the Triangle d'Or

Blue Madone

Vintage designer fashion for men and women is the mainstay of Mathilde Milande's exquisitely arranged boutique, peppered from head to toe with an enchanting medley of retro lampshades, furniture and plants. Part of …
Top Choice Chocolate in Nantes

Gautier-Debotté

A young Jules Verne was awed by this beautiful chocolate shop's chandeliers, marble floors and circular velvet banquette where Nantais have lingered amid the sweet aroma of chocolate since 1823. Handmade specialitie…
Top Choice Wine in Saint-Seurin & Fondaudège

Cave Briau

Not only does the wine sold at this fantastically well-stocked cellar cover the whole range of prices (read: €2.50 to €5000 a bottle), bottles are also arranged by price making it dead easy to head straight for the …
Top Choice Wine in Saint-Pierre, Saint-Paul & the Triangle d'Or

L’Intendant

Welcome to what must be the grandest wine shop in the whole of France. A magnificent central staircase spiralling up five floors is surrounded by cylindrical shelves holding 15,000 bottles of regional wine at this h…
Top Choice Concept Store in Chartrons, Bassins à Flot & Bacalan

Do You Speak Français?

Gaëlle and Maxime are the creative duo behind this inspiring concept store stocking fashionable tote bags, t-shirts, fashion accessories and homewares. The boutique is easy to spot – look for the wrought-iron balcon…
Top Choice Mall in Nantes

Passage Pommeray

Pedestal statues represent traditional Nantais industries inside this ornate, three-tiered shopping arcade. It was built in 1843 to link the then–stock exchange with the post office and extended in 2016 to stunning …
Food in Saint-Pierre, Saint-Paul & the Triangle d'Or

Chez Delphine

An old-fashioned cherry-red bicycle with worn leather seat and wicker basket, casually propped up outside, beckons gourmets and romantics into this gorgeous cheese shop on pedestrian rue des Ramparts. The tantalisin…