For souvenirs in Vallauris, head around to avenue Georges-Clemenceau, lined with small shops selling brightly glazed, locally made ceramics. These include Les Petites Porcelaines at no. 39 and the Salle Arias-Picasso at no. 35. The latter, housed in the former barbershop frequented by Picasso, exhibits works from the local pottery guild as well as linocuts that Picasso gifted to the association. Picasso’s former ceramics studio, Galerie Madoura, rue Georges et Suzanne Ramié, is open to well-dressed tourists (the sort that look interested in buying some pricey pottery at the same time). The Musée de la Poterie, 21 rue Sicard (tel. 04-93-64-66-51) run by a private enthusiast, offers free tours of a working ceramics factory. It's closed on weekends.

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.

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