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A popular art gallery is Galerie Sassi-Milici, 65 bis av. Georges Clemenceau (tel. 04-93-64-65-71; www.sassi-milici.com), which displays ceramics and works by contemporary artists.

Market days in Vallauris are Tuesday to Sunday 7am to 12:30pm at place de l'Homme au Mouton, with its flower stalls and local produce. For a souvenir, you may want to visit a farming cooperative, the Cooperative Nérolium, 12 av. Georges Clemenceau (tel. 04-93-64-27-54). It produces such foods as bitter-orange marmalade and quince jam, olive oils, and scented products such as orange-flower water. Another unusual outlet for local products is the Parfumerie Bouis, 50 bis av. Georges Clemenceau (tel. 04-93-64-38-27).

Landlocked Vallauris depends on the sale of tourist items and ceramics. Merchants selling the colorful wares line both sides of avenue Georges Clemenceau, which begins at a point adjacent to the Musée Picasso and slopes downhill and southward to the edge of town. Some of the pieces displayed in these shops are in poor taste. In recent years, the almost-universal emphasis on the traditional rich burgundy color has been replaced with a wider variety geared to modern tastes.

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.