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.
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!
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The "Porte d’Arles" gives us direct access to the historical centre, which is well worth a visit. I suggest starting by the Tourist Office. This decidedly contemporary building reflects the spirit of the town at the crossroads of tradition and modernity. We will do a little shopping and then take a cultural and gourmet break. We will take a quiet stroll in the Etang de l’olivier gardens before going the other side to the Etang de Berre for a bite to eat.
Between sea and lakes, a leisurely tour of the Côte Bleue
Explore the typical towns and villages along the 'Blue Coast' amidst lakes and the Mediterranean Sea at your own pace. First Istres with its beaches bordering the biggest inland sea in Europe. Then Martigues with its pretty canals, bridges and quays which have inspired painters for hundreds of years. And lastly Carry-le-Rouet, the pearl of the Côte Bleue, its coastline awash with creeks, beaches and hillside capes.
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According to Marcel Pagnol, "if we only judged things by appearances, nobody would ever have wanted to eat a sea urchin"