Shopping itinerary in Aubagne by Sogirlyblog

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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.

Le Florentin

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!

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Art Terra

9 rue Rastègue 13400 Aubagne

A must-see for those interested in ceramics and earthenware!
Anne Burnotte has been a ceramics designer since 1971, she crafts original creations. In her boutique-workshop, you can watch her make jewellery and glazed pottery, raku, stoneware or porcelain. She will also make personalised pottery to order.

Marie Flore Créations

4 rue Rastègue 13400 Aubagne

Unique pieces presented in a mystical universe…
For several years, Marie-Flore Duhart has been renowned for her jewellery enhanced by precious and semi-precious stones. She works with gem stones such as tourmaline, aquamarine and opals to produce unique pieces. You will also find fantasy jewellery made of Swarovski crystals or cultured pearls.

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.

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Inspirations

The cicada

The cicada

The sun's rays are warming you through the pine trees, but you will not know if the summer is here until you hear THE CICADAS!

La Poutargue

La Poutargue

'Boutargue', an amber-coloured jewel fished on the shores of Martigues...

The Olive

The Olive

Terroir

Olive oil, olive soap and olives with herbs… A fruit you can't do without!

Almonds

Almonds

(Re)conquering Provence

Can anyone resist an almond? Everyone raves about these little nuggets of happiness you can savour every which way – fresh, dried, whole, grilled, sliced, ground or made into a cream or milk!