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In the Old City, upmarket stores are clustered around Grand-Rue and adjacent streets and rue de la Poste. Many of Europe's leading designers are represented in boutiques in this area, and there are good art galleries as well. In the station area, avenue de la Gare, which joins the Passerelle (bridge) to the new city, is lined with stores, most in the moderate price range.

Souvenir stores abound, selling attractive handcrafted items, clocks, pottery, and miscellaneous objects. Paintings are featured at many fine galleries in the city. Porcelain plates, decorated with painted landscapes of the Grand Duchy, and cast-iron wall plaques produced by Fonderie de Mersch, depicting castles, coats of arms, and local scenes, are excellent mementos of a Luxembourg visit. The best place to find all these items is the streets leading off place d'Armes.

Two good sources of English-language books are Chapter 1, rue Astrid 42 (tel. 44-07-09; www.chapter1.lu), and Librairie Ernster, rue du Fossé 27 (tel. 22-50-77; www.ernster.com).

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.