A dynamic region, millions of visitors every year, a strong sense of fashion and trends – all the conditions needed to make the Côte d’Azur a leading shopping destination. Here is a selection of the not-to-be-missed fashionista shopping spots on the Côte d’Azur!
“Carrés d’Or” on the Côte d’Azur!
4 shopping spots not to miss…
Cannes, Nice and Monaco have one thing in common: they all have their own “Carré d’Or” where all the chic boutiques are concentrated. In Cannes, it is limited to two long parallel streets: La Croisette and rue d’Antibes. In Monaco, the most famous brands in fashion, watchmaking and jewellery compete fiercely on Place du Casino. In Nice, rue Alphonse Karr and rue Paradis and Avenue de Verdun are favoured by fashionistas.
During the summer months, fashionistas also delight in Saint-Tropez, the trendiest of trendy French villages, where some legendary brands – Dior, Hermès, Chanel and more have set out their stalls not in shops but in private mansions. Spectacular!
XXL shopping on the Côte d’Azur!
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Other spots very popular with Côte d’Azur residents and visitors are its shopping centres. They rival each other with their brands and activities in order to attract their visitors. Two spaces are XXL size. In St-Laurent-du-Var, Cap 3000, with its 300 boutiques, is the oldest shopping centre in France and, without a doubt, one of the most modern.
Opened in 2018 in Cagnes-sur-Mer, Polygone Riviera has a village feel with its squares, streets and sunny terraces dotted with numerous places to stop and relax.
More modest, but ideally located in the heart of the Côte d’Azur capital is Nice Etoile. And the Palme d’Or for sophistication goes without a doubt to the Galerie du Métropole, the mecca of Monegasque elegance.
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Head off to the boutiques run by designers and craftspeople on the Côte d’Azur!
Tired of the big international brands and looking for designer boutiques and craft studios? Go off the beaten track, stroll through the picturesque alleyways of Vieil-Antibes, Vieux-Nice, Saint-Paul de Vence, wander around Juan-les-Pins, stray into the narrow streets of Cannes, Saint-Tropez and Eze. You’ll find fashion designers with chic or cheeky hats, inventive jewellers, handmade sandals, made in Côte d’Azur swimwear, original perfumes and a thousand other fantasies to decorate your wardrobe or your home. And if you haven’t found anything to fill your shopping bags, don’t worry, you still have one last chance: Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and its shops!
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CAP 3000, SHOPPING WITH A SEA VIEW!
Located opposite Nice Airport, for the last fifty years Cap 3000 has been welcoming the Côte d'Azur for a XXL size shopping experience. Inaugurated in 1969, Cap 3000 has always been at the forefront of fashion and shopping trends. Thanks to its recent expansion and 300 shops, Cap 3000 is now the first ever shopping and leisure centre to offer a spectacular view of the coast and direct access to the sea.
LOVE IT, TAKE IT HOME: 100% MADE IN CÔTE D’AZUR
With the Côte d'Azur France brand and the artisans and designers associated with it, you can put the Côte d'Azur’s colours, fragrances and specialities in your suitcase. A whole lifestyle based on holidays and travel comes under the Côte d'Azur France brand. Discover our selection of specialities and essentials from the Côte d’Azur!
DISCOVERING THE GRASSE PERFUMERIES!
Grasse had some flair when, five centuries ago, it began creating perfumes. A world of fragrances that is still the source of its wealth and delights its visitors. Come and discover the very essence of the Pays de Grasse, its DNA, and its history. It was listed in 2018 as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage site for its perfume-related know-how! We now invite you to discover Grasse’s perfumeries.