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SHOPPING IS BEST DONE BY REGION FOR CERTAIN ITEMS. FOR WINE
AND OTHER LIQUORS THE BEST PLACE TO BUY IS FROM THE
VINEYARD. THE PRICE IS LOWER AND THERE IS MORE CHOICE. FOR
CERTAIN FOOD ITEMS THE SAME RULE APPLIES, FOR EXAMPLE
MUSTARD, THE TOWN DIJON OFFERS MORE CHOICE. LIKE WISE THE
REGION OF PERIGORD IS FAMOUS FOR ITS FOIE GRAS.
OTHER THINGS OF INTEREST INCLUDE ANTIQUES, KITCHENWARE,
CHINA, PERFUMES AND CLOTHES.

PARIS THE CAPITAL IS FAMOUS FOR ITS FASHIONS AND PERFUMES.
THE MAIN DEPARTMENT STORES ON BOULEVARD HAUSSMANN PROVIDE
A LARGE VARIETY OF QUALITY GOODS.
FOR THE HAUTE COUTURE HOUSES THE RUE DU FAUBOURG SAINT HONORE,
AVENUE MONTAIGNE, AND GEORGE FIFTH TOWARDS THE PLACE DES
VICTOIRES AND LES HALLES ARE ALL FAMOUS.
LEATHERWARE AND SILK CAN BE PURCHASED FROM RUE SAINT HONORE
AS WELL AS RUE DU FAUBOURG SAINT HONORE .
STREET MARKETS ARE ALSO A GOOD PLACE TO SHOP ESPECIALLY FOR
SOME OF THE SPECIALITY FOOD ITEMS. IN PARIS THESE ARE FOUND
ON THE RUE DE SEINE THE RUE MOUFFETARD, PLACE MAUBERT, RUE
DES MARTYRS, AVENUE DU PRESIDENT WILSON AND ON THE RIGHT
BANK.

ANTIQUES ABOUND IN THE FIFTH AND SIXTH ARRONDISSEMENTS.
THERE IS ALSO A WEEKEND FLEA MARKET THE MARCHE AUX PUCES IN
THE DISTRICT OF LES HALLES.

NORMANDY AND BRITTANY ARE WELL KNOWN FOR THEIR RUSTIC
POTTERY. WHILE IN THE LOIRE VALLEY AT GIEN AND AT LIMOGES
CHINA WARE OF WORLD REKNOWN IS PRODUCED. IN THE SOUTH OF
FRANCE VALLAURIS IS KNOWN FOR ITS CERAMICS WHILE BIOT
NEARBY IS RENOWNED FOR GLASSWARE. OLIVE WOOD ITEMS ARE ALSO
ABUNDANT IN THE SOUTH ESPECIALLY IN THE LUBERON.

POPULAR CITIES:
PARIS | NICE | CANNES | PARIS - CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT | LE MANS
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