Shopping in Aix-en-Provence by Anais et Pedro
Shopping in the footsteps of bloggers
Aix-en-Provence, a small town not far from Marseille where everything can be done on foot, which is pretty cool!
We are going to take you on a tour round the quaint cobbled streets to discover some great shops and show you some of our favourite places to spend a lovely day in the sun!
Don’t forget to look up because there is some outstanding architecture to be seen here.
10 Rue Courteissade 13100 Aix-en-Provence
We finish our tour of the shops with our second favourite shop in Aix: Sessun! Another brand that we simply love and it’s also from the south!
The shop itself is just gorgeous, and their collections are to die for… Everything and we mean EVERYTHING is just beautiful! Their dresses, skirts, bags, shoes, trousers… the cuts are perfect, the colours and patterns are well chosen… Why not treat yourself to an outfit for tonight before we head off to discover a little culture at the Vasarely foundation!
5 Rue Aude 13100 Aix-en-Provence
An iconic brand from the south and now famous worldwide, if you are looking for something made from light and airy fabric that is easy to wear, you are sure to find it here.
The brand recently celebrated its 10th birthday! Its "loose" cuts, silky materials, t-shirts in every colour that can be worn with anything and for every occasion have all lead to its great success. And there are so many ways to wear their t-shirts, opt for a casual look with a pair of shorts or go smart with a black skirt, try a pair of slim cut jeans for that rock look, basically, it’s a must have for any wardrobe!
34 Rue Bédarrides 13100 Aix-en-Provence
Next we are going to visit Triaaangles: no that’s not a typo, there are 3 “A’s” for: Art, Accessories and Achat (buying in English)!
Triaaangle originally started business with a website selling a range of products such as mobile phone cases, cushions, picture frames, bags, etc. These were all personalised with artists’ drawings and graphics!
Then they opened a shop in Aix where you will find all their products. We love their t-shirts, and there are new arrivals all the time, we’ve even got our own one that says "Club barbecue, for the love of sausages"!
11 Rue Paul Bert 13100 Aix-en-Provence
To continue the fun we will now go to Bo Access, a gorgeous little shop that’s not to be missed.
Here you will find accessories including small handbags, bags, shoes, snoods, clothes and some beautiful jewellery. Everything here is just gorgeous and has been well selected; you’ll want to buy it all! There is a warm welcome at the shop; it really is one of those places you just don’t want to leave!
Now we will have a break for a sandwich or salad along with some freshly pressed fruit juice and then we will continue our tour!
15 Rue Constantin 13100 Aix-en-Provence
To finish our day, we will go and have something to eat but, first, let’s enjoy an aperitif at Contrepoint, a simple, friendly restaurant run by our friend Jacques.
You receive the warmest welcome here and the food is delicious (didn’t that work out well…)! A nice glass of chilled Rosadou and then you can relax on the terrace (a well-deserved rest after walking all day long…), accompanied by a charcuterie platter followed by: duck breast cooked in honey served on a slice of brioche, a burger, XXL salads, scrumptious desserts… everything Is made with quality products and is truly delicious… you could find this restaurant with your eyes closed, just follow the irresistible aromas from the kitchen!
1 Avenue Marcel Pagnol 13090 Aix-en-Provence
We are now going to take the bus to the Vasarely foundation: the building itself is well worth the journey!
Inside you will not only find giant paintings from the artist himself, which are instantly recognisable, but also works by his son Yvaral (acronym of Vasarely) who is (huuuuuugely) inspired by his father’s art, as well as paintings and installations by modern artists who work on interaction with people in temporary exhibitions. To better understand Vasarely’s work it is best to have a guided visit which is really interesting.
Anais et Pedro
We are Anaïs and Pedro, we love loads of things, like the States, Japan, pizzas, Motorhead, Vietnamese food and karaoke… On our blog, we talk about our travels and the places we love in Marseille and elsewhere. We also host really fun evening events from time to time.
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