Shopping in Lorraine

  • Shopping in Nancy


    They don’t make sweet shops like this 1840s treasure any more, where a bird chirps a welcome as you enter. One of the old-fashioned sweet tins made a cameo appearance in the film Amélie. Bergamotes de Nancy (bergamot boiled sweets), caramels, nougat, gingerbread, glazed mirabelles (plums) – how ever will you choose?

  • Shopping in Metz

    Marché Couvert

    If only every market were like Metz’ grand Marché Couvert. Once a bishop’s palace, now a temple to fresh local produce, this is the kind of place where you pop in for a baguette and struggle out an hour later with bags overflowing with charcuterie, ripe fruit and five different sorts of fromage.

  • Shopping in Nancy

    Maison des Sœurs Macarons

    When Nancy’s Benedictine nuns hit hard times during the French Revolution, they saw the light in heavenly macarons. They’re still made to the original recipe (egg whites, sugar, Provençal almonds) at this old-world confectioner. A dozen box (€8.50) makes a great gift.

  • Shopping in Nancy

    L'Épicerie du Goût

    This family-run grocery store on the edge of the old town is crammed with Lorraine delicacies. Cheeses, smoked saucisson, macarons, mirabelles (plums) in every guise, beer, preserves – you'll find it all here.

  • Shopping in Nancy


    Shop like royalty (or window-shop like mere mortals) for exquisite crystal and jewellery here, where the simplest ring – impossibly delicate – goes for €250.

  • Shopping in Nancy


    At Daum’s flagship shop you can admire limited-edition crystal knick-knacks and jewellery, often with a naturalistic theme.