Poitou Charentes

Poitou Charentes

La RochelleGiftsJewelleryPoitiersCandles, church candlesFashion and decoration

La RochelleGifts

Choosing a gift is quite an art! Artemuse offers a wide range of culturally and artistically inspired gift ideas and decorative objects. In our shop you can discover our reproductions of sculptures from “la réunion des musées nationaux” (the federation of national museums which runs and promotes 34 national museums and their collections in France), jewellery, a selection of African and Asian objets d’art, works made by artists and craftsmen from throughout the world and fair trade products. In addition to the quality or the originality of each product, you will learn about its history, how it was made and its origin, allowing you to please someone by offering a gift which is really different.7, Rue St Yon - La Rochelle

Couteaux Farol [Farol Knives]Case 64, quai Louis Prunier - la RochelleTraditionally manufactured sailors, pocket and table knives are sold in a former wholesale fish merchant’s hut a stone’s throw from the Maritime Museum and 200m from the Aquarium. JewelleryEliot Bijoux [The Eliot Jewellery Shop]67, Rue des Merciers - La RochelleThis costume jeweller offers you a wide range of fashion, gold plated and solid silver jewellery. It also boasts a spectacular range of rings, necklaces and sets of jewellery, but also metal and leather watches. If you would like to indulge yourself or offer a gift, you will definitely find what you are looking for at Eliot Bijoux [the Eliot Jewellery Shop]! Poitiers


Ciergerie Guedon [Guedon Candlemakers] - 113, grand'Rue - 86000 POITIERSThe traditional manufacture of candles and church candles. A wide gate opens into the courtyard of the traditional candle factory, one of the few remaining places of its kind in France, as there are only three or four others which still exist throughout the country.The factory is a genuine living museum.François Guédon continues to use the taper dipping carousel and the other ancient tools as did his grand-father, the founder of the company. Fashion and decoration  La Boutique à Chapeaux [The Hat Shop] - 8, rue de la Régratterie PoitiersYou will find a wide choice of shapes, ribbons and colours of men’s and women’s panama hats in this shop. L'Atelier des Rêves [a shop selling tableware, accessories, stationery] - 59, rue de la cathédrale Poitiers  The trio of designers was one of the first to use printed designs for homeware collections and in particular tea towels, hanging decorations, trays and badges which their brand distributes through the LZC shop.

The number of fashion boutiques in the Rue du Marché Notre Dame in Poitiers is on the increase. There is a newcomer at number 8, “Tralala”, which is specialized in unlabelled designer clothing at reduced prices. You will find brands such as Maje and American Retro there and in particular our favourites are American Retro’s little stars on the backless dresses, vintage-look blouses and little short jackets.

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