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Think of those things France is famous for, and you'll know what's in store in Giverny and the surrounding area. Let's see... Cuisine? Check. Wine? Check. Antiques? Check. Beauty and fashion? Check, check. And don't forget cheese, chocolate, and literature. Triple check.
Despite the name, you won't be hurting at Au Bon Pain on Rue St. Jacques (le pain means bread or pastry). Visit this bakery for a traditional, warm-from-the-oven taste of France. Another luscious bakery is le Pain Courronne on Rue d'Albufera. Lovely red wines, whiskeys, and fine liquors can be gazed at lovingly and purchased at Guerard et Floch on Rue St. Genevieve, or Cave de Gamilly on Rue de Gamillly.
You will find several antique shops in Giverny, including Abracadabroc on Rue Potard, Marquise Antiquites on Rue Carnot. Please buy an extra chunk of smooth, authentic brie to bring home and share when you visit the cheese menagerie at Fromagerie Priet on Rue St. Jacques and after that, walk down a few doors to Jeff de Bruges for some chocolates to fill in all those forlorn, empty corners of your suitcase.
Carre Blanc on Place de Gaulle specializes in fine linens, while Nataly's on Rue aux Huiliers has everything for the budding little runway queen in your stroller. Finally, Le Panier Nature at place Adolphe Barette local organic produce and Normandie specialties.