Lorraine shopping

Food 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 (bergamo…
Market 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 b…
Food 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 …
Food & Drinks 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.
Homewares 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.
Homewares in Nancy


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

Marché Couvert

Bountiful produce from the surrounding Meuse region is for sale at this twice-weekly market, held in a 19th-century hall.
Food in Verdun

Braquier Shop

Stop by here to buy a box of Verdun's famous dragées (sugared almonds).