Shopping in Strasbourg
The pedestrian city centre, especially Grande Ile, is the perfect place for a bit of shopping. From Place Kléber or Cathedral Square, you can meander through the streets and discover lots of different types of shops.
A few streets have an especially large number of shops, such as Grand’ Rue, Rue des Grandes Arcades and Rue de la Haute-Montée.
There are all sorts of shops, and some streets are more specialised. For example, you’ll find more luxury brands on Rue des Hallebardes and Rue du Dôme. Some of the food-service businesses are grouped together on Rue des Orfèvres.
As for Rue des Juifs and Rue Sainte-Madeleine, they feature some more trendy shops and a few artisanal boutiques.
Department stores and shopping malls
In addition to numerous shops, Strasbourg also boasts two department stores, mainly specialising in fashion, luxury and cosmetics. Galeries Lafayette have been here since 1912, in a building that is now part of the city’s architectural and historical heritage. As for the Printemps department store, it’s in a building that was completely renovated on the outside in 2013, giving it a futuristic look.
Close to the city centre, there are shopping malls, such as Centre Place des Halles, featuring major French and international retail chains.
Bargain hunters will love the outlet mall ‘Roppenheim the Style Outlets’, located about 30 minutes from Strasbourg. The shopping mall provides free shuttle service from Strasbourg, twice a day, by reservation only.
At the numerous outdoor markets in Strasbourg, you can go shopping as you wander through the streets. The most famous ones are the market on Place Broglie Square (Wednesdays and Fridays) and the market on Boulevard de la Marne (Tuesday and Saturday mornings).
The farmers’ market on Rue de la Douane, and the mountain and craft market on Place du Vieux Marché aux Poissons Square, both on Saturday mornings, are also well worth a visit.
More specialised markets also set up for business on a regular basis in Strasbourg, too:
- The booksellers’ market, Rue des Hallebardes and Place Kléber Square, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 am to 7 pm
- The flower market on Rue des Grandes Arcades, on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 7 pm
- The collectibles dealers on Place de l’Etal Square, Place de la Grande Boucherie Square and on the corner of Rue de la Douane, on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 am to 4 pm.
What should you bring home from Strasbourg?
don’t forget to bring home the must-have bredele, the traditional little Alsatian Christmas biscuits, christstollen (Christmas fruit bread) or traditional Alsatian Christmas decorations.
In the shops of Strasbourg, you’ll also find Alsatian pottery, kelsch, table linens and, for the kids, the traditional stuffed-animal stork!
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