The pedestrian-only rue Grande is St-Paul’s most evocative street, running the length of the town. Most of the stone houses along it are from the 16th and 17th centuries, and several still bear the coats of arms placed there by the original builders. Today many of the houses are antiques shops, arts-and-crafts galleries, and souvenir and gift shops; some are still artists’ studios.
Galerie du Vieux Saint-Paul, 16–18 rue Grande (www.galeries-bartoux.com; tel. 04-93-32-74-50), is the place to pick up serious art, from sculptures by local artist Arman to bronze works by Salvador Dali. Just down the road, Galerie Capricorne, 64 rue Grande (www.galeriecapricorne.com; tel. 04-93-58-34-42), offers a colorful array of prints, including a selection by Marc Chagall. Galerie Paul Rafferty, 67 rue Grande (www.raffertyart.com; tel. 04-93-58-78-31), purveys paintings inspired by the local village life. Stock up on olive oils, fruit vinegars, and olive-wood chopping boards at Premier Pression Provence, 68 rue Grande (www.ppp-olive.com; tel. 04-93-58-07-69). It’s worth plunging into the town’s winding streets, too: Saint Georges Editions, 5 montée de l’Eglise (tel. 09-71-57-68-21), stocks superb, unique handbags, each one created from lengths of unusual antique textiles. Nearby Atelier Silvia B, 11 place de la Mairie (www.silviabertini.com; tel. 04-93-32-18-13) is packed with bright collages of St-Paul.
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