Shopping itinerary in Aubagne by Sogirlyblog
Shopping in the footsteps of bloggers
A typical Provence village, but Aubagne has some hidden surprises!
A few minutes from Marseille, we discover a universe that is typically Provencal as we enter the streets and alleys of Aubagne, with the production of Christmas crib figures or “santons”, ochre walls and a mixture of craftsmen that welcome you into their world and invite you to wander through the town, often unacknowledged by the regions habitants.
Le petit monde de Marcel Pagnol
Esplanade de Gaulle 13400 Aubagne
Discover the universe of Pagnol, created in 1975, through the 200 figurines displayed like scenes from his films.
Marcel Pagnol was born in Aubagne in 1895. His Provence is shown in scenes made with santons, among which Fernandel or Raimu, two renowned French actors, can be recognised. You can learn more about the town’s actor through posters and photos.
14 cours Maréchal Foch 13400 Aubagne
How about a meal before going off to discover the streets of ancient Aubagne?
Come and try Florentin’s home cooking, in the shade of the tall plane trees! Thanks to a copious meal you will find plenty of energy to continue shopping this afternoon! Grilled dishes, pizzas or salads are all on the menu, and it’s great value at just €20 per person for a main course, dessert and a drink!
La Tour de l’Horloge
Rue Cité 13400 Aubagne
Walk through the steep, winding Provencal streets and you will discover upper Aubagne!
When leaving Marie Flore Créations, walk towards the area covered with mosaic tiles and you’ll come to the Arnaud Mathieu square. Here you will discover the Clock Tower founded in 1900. Perfectly representing Provencal architecture, this is the perfect occasion to discover the winding streets of Aubagne and observe the towns’ surroundings.
Andréani Créations workshops
4 impasse de Rome 13400 Aubagne
The perfect place to discover all the secrets of ceramics!
Hidden away in a quiet cul-de-sac is a workshop that is waiting to let you in on its secrets. Here they make jewellery and tableware in limited editions and sell it from the premises. Since 2005 Renaud Andréani has continued to create his jewellery to the delight of fashionistas!
So Girly Blog
Amélie has been sharing her fave addresses and must-dos on her "So Girly" blog since 2009. One of Marseille's first bloggers, Amélie is devoted to offering a positive image of her city and region. Her sparkling lifestyle blog is a great place for networking and exchanges.
Discover other itineraries
Aix-en-Provence, by Ma Cigale est fantastique
The historic district of this Town of Art sets our cultural and living heritage to music. I am taking you on a journey through time. This is the perfect moment to discover some of the iconic squares and monuments in the town, to relax on a terrace, to fill your shopping basket at the Provencal market, to stock up on local delicacies and shop in some Made in Provence designer boutiques.
A free afternoon is all you need to discover the very best of Istres. After a delicious lunch at La Table de Sébastien, potter about Istres' historic and typically Provençal old town. A visit to Saint-Sulpice Chapel and the Centre d'Art Contemporain will get you in the artistic mood. While a leisurely stroll around the Jardins de l’Étang is the perfect end to the day. We guarantee you'll leave a little piece of your heart in this fortified town!
Between sea & hills, La Ciotat with all the family
A renowned seaside resort, the town of La Ciotat has plenty of surprises up its sleeve! You can opt for a casual seaside stroll or take the easy route into the hills. This break offers a variety of activities: outdoor recreation led by "Expenature", the beautiful ''Jardins de l'Espérance" park, fun and games at the "Flots Bleus" Casino and culture at the Eden Theatre – the world's oldest movie theatre still in operation! There's no doubt about it, La Ciotat has something for every taste. What's more, the town has recently refashioned its footpaths, now accessible to reduced-mobility visitors, for an enchanting break between town and country.
When we talk about the South of France, what's the first thing we think of? The MEDITERRANEAN SEA! (and the sun of course – it's all part of the package).
When a tourist comes to Marseille, one of the first things they have to eat is the local speciality: Pizza!
In a sauce or salad, red is the colour!
Not having qualifications doesn't mean your life is ruined
Art de vivre
The accent: our identity