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The center of town and shopping district radiate out from the place Hugues Plomb and its fountain. Gourmet foodstuffs can be found in and around the iron-and-glass Halle Saint-Thibault near the place d’Europe (a very seductive food market is held inside on Wednesday and Saturday mornings). Boutiques and shops abound in the pedestrian district of place des Arcades, rue du Général-Leclerc, rue St-Thibault, rue St-Martin, and rue Porte Lucas. You'll find stores selling gifts, clothes, antiques, books, and regional food items.

For champagne, you can go to the individual houses along the avenue de Champagne or one of the shops representing a variety. Both La Cave Salvatori, 11 rue Flodoard (tel. 03-26-55-32-32; Mon–Sat 9am–noon and 2–7pm, Sun 9am–noon), and 520, 1 av. Paul Chandon (www.le520.fr; tel. 03-26-54-36-36), stock a wide array of labels and vintages.

For wine-themed items such as champagne buckets and flutes, try Home, 12 rue du Professeur Langevin (www.home-boutique.fr; tel. 03-26-51-83-83).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.