La Rochelle

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DESTINATIONS france larochelle Shopping Matlama


Matlama specialises in the handmade production of bags and fashion accessories with unusual designs. It also hosts exhibitions featuring the work of local artists and craftsmen in a wide array of arts, including but not limited to paintings, jewellery and leather work.


Shopping in La Rochelle's intimate Old town is a wonderful experience and you can find a large number of cute boutiques and craftsmen, nice antiques, jewellery stores, designer shops and of course all the usual retail chains. Les Halles is a very interesting and colourful indoor market, where you will find fresh food products, first-class fish and seafood as well as rare local and tasty goat cheeses. Also visit the Island of Ré for its open-air markets with local products and scrumptious seafood as well as many array of great shops.