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Shopping in Normandy - authentic goods, best outlets, malls and boutiques

You should definitely bring something delicious from Normandy. Normans are true gourmets and there is an endless list of delicacies you should taste. The first thing every tourist should bring is a block of local cheese. You can find almost five hundred varieties of cheese here, both soft and hard, both with and without mold. The most popular sorts among tourists are Comté, Cantal, Mimolette and Laguiole. An original souvenir is a violet jam. In case if you love something spicier, be sure to buy dijon mustard. You can buy delicious sausages, pates and sweets here. Madeleines cookies are a perfect souvenir for sweet teeth. Be sure to buy a bottle of famous French wine, Pastis liqueur and local cognac.
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You can also buy a large number of cosmetics and perfumes in Normandy. French people always try to look perfect, and they have strict requirements for self-care products. The same can be said about clothes, so handbags, shoes and clothing items from leading designers of both local and global scale can be bought even in small cities. You should pay your attention to local brands such as Camaieu, Cacharel and KOOKAI. Sales are held here twice a year, in winter and summer. You can buy high-quality items at a nice price but from past collections.
You can buy high quality toys for children in Normandy. For example, Vilac produces both soft toys for babies and a great variety of educational games for older children. Deglingos produces soft dolls which are popular even among adults. Metal coasters are perfect for those who want to decorate their house. Locals and tourists love these gifts. A picture by local artists is a truly Norman gift. There is a wide choice of them: from landscapes and still lifes to famous attractions and battle scenes. Locals love art and they are ready to sell their works at quite reasonable prices. Reproductions of Manet works are extremely popular here. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Tapestries are very common items among Normans. They love colourful things and use compact tapestries as pillows, bedspreads, covers or tablecloths. They are usually with the paintings of landscapes, battle scenes or sketches of everyday life. Those who are interested in French culture should definitely buy a beret in Normandy. This headdress is an integral part of the national costume and there are different varieties of this item: from different materials to different colour palette. You can buy small statues of knights, musketeers or copies of local attractions in memory of the old days.
One more souvenir, largely sold in the shops of Lower Normandy is originated in Provence. It is a mixture of aromatic herbs used in cooking by chefs throughout Normandy. Here you can buy a variety of picnic baskets, olive oil, a bowl for olives, and a bag of lavender. Lavender is a symbol of Provence and France. The little sachets of lavender are a wonderful souvenir for your close people. Local ceramics will definitely attract your attention. Melomaniacs may be interested in records of local composers and musicians of the past. Bookworms will be interested in books which can be found in different languages with colourful illustrations. If your friend collects different models, you may bring a small wooden boat to him.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Normandy and surroundings

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Designer outlets in Normandy and nearby
♥   Outlet 'Gunwharf Quays' Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3TZ, United Kingdom, 203.2 km from Normandy. On the map
♥   Outlet 'Marques Avenue La Seguiniere' Z.I. de la Ménardière, Rue du Bocage, La Séguinière, 49280, France, 219.5 km from Normandy. On the map

Shopping in France

Magnificent shopping awaits tourists in other cities of the country. In Marseille, you should look at the street Saint-Ferreol, where large shopping centers and boutiques are concentrated. You must also visit the local markets, where everything is sold: from fresh seafood and cheeses to delicacies and sweets. In Lyon, shopping centers are located on two central streets - Republic Street and Edoura Herriot Street. On them are located both elite boutiques with expensive clothes and jewelry, and more inexpensive brands. Nice, offers a huge opportunity for shopping. On its streets there are more than 7 thousand boutiques and shops. In addition to clothing, in France, it is worth buying a few perfume bottles and cosmetics. The quality of perfume, as in France, is not found in any other country in the world. … Open
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Shopping advices for the whole region around Normandy

Shopping advices for Normandy. The best spots for buying designer clothes and local delicacies from France - shops, galleries, boutiques and outlets. We provide you with the shopping streets map, so you can plan your efficient shopping routes, while hunting for authentic souvenirs, goods, drinks, shoes and clothes in Normandy.
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