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DESTINATIONS france marseille Shopping Monoprix


Monoprix is one of the most famous store chains in France. Here you can find everything from food to cosmetics, to interior design items and affordable clothing. If designer boutiques prove too pricey, Monoprix is solid alternative to find nearly anything you're looking for.


Marseille’s main shopping areas are in the central and southern parts of town and cater to all tastes, from Côte d’Azur luxury and large department stores to quirky little boutiques and stores. If you want smaller shops then head to the Cours Julien area, which has built up a reputation as an alternative, bohemian quarter. The area is also great for food and antique markets at weekends. Le Panier, Marseille’s oldest neighbourhood, is the best place for local products. Rue des Petits Puits and places des Pistoles are good streets for Provençal pottery and shops selling lavender soap and olive-based goodies.