Wine in Poligny

Caveau des Jacobins

This 13th-century Gothic convent, abandoned by the Jacobins (Dominicans) after the Revolution and nabbed by the vignerons of Poligny in 1907, makes for an unforgettably atmospheric place to sample the wines of Jura.…
Ceramics in Megève-St-Gervais

Atelier du Potier

The potter's studio, a rambling, poster-plastered workshop and gallery, is tucked away near the church in the centre of St-Gervais. Local legend Monsieur Baranger can often be seen at his wheel, where he throws pots…
Food & Drinks in Grenoble

Épicerie Fine J.P. Bresson

A timeworn French delicatessen transported from your most sugary day-dreams. The finest candied fruits, gourmet marshmallows and artisan chocolate bars are presented like medicines in an old-fashioned pharmacy, alon…
Food in Chamonix

Cooperative Fruitière Val d'Arly

A shopfront for a venerable collective of more than 70 artisanal producers, this fruitière is the best place in Chamonix to stock up on Reblochon, raclette and Tomme de Savoie cheeses, along with Morteau sausage, vi…
Food in Chambéry

Marché des Halles

More than two-dozen local producers assemble in Chambéry's covered market, selling regional specialities like charcuterie and cheese, alongside butchers, fishmongers, florists, Vietnamese takeaway food and more.
Food in Briançon

Biscuits Vauban

Despite the name, biscuits – piled high in flavours from almond to violet – are only half the story. Browse bags of caramels, chocolates and (our fave) coucougnettes (erstwhile winner of the title 'best sweet in Fra…
Books in Briançon

La Muse Gueule

A bookshop-cafe with bite, La Muse Gueule is an intriguing hideout selling second-hand volumes from literature to philosophy, mostly in French but with some titles in English and German. But it's less about the book…
Food & Drinks in Grenoble

Cave de la Laiterie Bayard

Established in 1931, this richly lactic-smelling dairy shop does a roaring trade in Alpine cheeses, fresh milk, yoghurt, butter and pâté. To accompany your hefty wedges of dauphinois cheese, there's a trove of wine,…
Food in Poligny

Juramonts Comté

Not sure if you prefer your Comté young or aged for 16 months? Nibble before you buy at this helpful fruitière (cheese shop) by Poligny's tourist office.
Food in Briançon


Local food producers gather to sell cheese, vegetables, jams and more at this weekly market.