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For souvenirs in Vallauris, head around to avenue Georges-Clemenceau, lined with small shops selling brightly glazed, locally made ceramics. 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 pottery at the same time). 

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).

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