Top Choice Wine in Aix-en-Provence

Cave du Félibrige

Run by committed oenophiles Francois and Vincent, this trove of rare and delightful bottles aims to cover the many French styles and terroirs, paying particular attention to Provence. Deeper explorations of the cell…
Top Choice Market in Aix-en-Provence

Morning Market

No spot in Aix revs up your taste buds more than the city’s premier food market, where trestle tables groan each morning under the weight of marinated olives, goat’s cheese, garlic, lavender, honey, peaches, melons,…
Top Choice Food in Vieux Nice

Maison Auer

With its gilded counters and mirrors, this opulent shop – run by the same family for five generations – looks more like a 19th-century boutique than a sweet shop, but this is where discerning Niçois have been buying…
Top Choice Market in Cimiez, Libération & Vernier

Marché de la Libération

After the cours Selaya market, this is Nice's largest outdoor display of fresh fruit and veggies – and an authentically local experience. When it's in full swing, its dozens of stalls fill several city blocks along …
Top Choice Market in Carpentras

Friday Market

If you do nothing else in Carpentras, make sure you find time to visit the fabulous Friday market, when several hundred stalls fill rue d’Inguimbert, ave Jean Jaurès and many side streets. It's an institution, and a…
Top Choice Market in Antibes

Marché Provençal

A wonderful – and as its name hints, very Provençal – local market selling fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese and local products like tapenade (olive spread), all housed under a wonderful cast-iron roof.
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Marseille

Maison de la Boule

Pick up a set of handmade boules (complete with matching carry bag), plus plenty of other souvenirs of France’s iconic game. There’s also an indoor court and a little museum exploring the history of the sport, inclu…
Top Choice Cafe in Aix-en-Provence

Book in Bar

Bibliophiles rejoice: this brilliant Anglophile bookshop has a huge selection of English-language books for sale (amongst works in other languages) and a thoroughly pleasant tearoom to boot. Look out for occasional …
Top Choice Chocolate in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Joël Durand

Among France’s top chocolatiers, using Provençal herbs and plants – lavender, rosemary, violet and thyme – with unexpected flavours such as Earl Grey.
Cheese in Cannes

Fromagerie Ceneri

With cowbells strung from the wooden ceiling, and a stunning array of cheeses, this is the only place to shop for dairy products in Cannes. A master fromager-affineur (cheesemonger and ripener) in business since 196…