Shopping in the French Riviera ranges from boisterous Provencal markets to glitzy upscale boutiques. You can buy local weavings, pottery, spices, herbs and teas along with fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. You can spend entire mornings at flower markets (such as the one on Cours de Saleya in Nice) and you can shop at the Parisian department store Galeries Lafayette on Nice's Place Massena. Luxury boutiques are also ubiquitous in the French Riviera from Nice, to Cannes and, of course,  St-Tropez!

Here are a few suggestions: 

  • Marche Provencal d'Antibes: open Tuesday-Sunday and is one of the best on the Riviera. Pick up some locally grown, fresh herbs.
  • To purchase traditional glassware and attend glassblowing demonstrations visit Biot.
  • For local perfume go to Grasse and Eze