Postcard From Burgundy - Part 3 - Bopping Around Beaune

Postcard From Burgundy – Part 3 – Bopping Around Beaune

Beaune is a charming town, walkable, manageable, with good little shops, and a bustling Saturday market. Good food too of course. And wine, which you know. One of my favorites was Laronze-Decor, managed by the charming and gracious Nicolas, whose family owns the shop, and come to find out a […]

Beaune is a charming town, walkable, manageable, with good little shops, and a bustling Saturday market. Good food too of course. And wine, which you know.

Carousel in Beaune
Carousel in Beaune town square

One of my favorites was Laronze-Decor, managed by the charming and gracious Nicolas, whose family owns the shop, and come to find out a kitchen shop and bed and bath boutique as well. It is such a delight to stumble on a place that has things you haven’t already seen everywhere else, which, says Nicolas, is exactly his aim.

Laronze Decor in Beaune
Laronze Decor in Beaune

They carry a range of housewares, including the wonderful Jacquard Francais linens, which you do see elsewhere, but not everywhere.

Laronze Decor in Beaune
Laronze Decor in Beaune

One chandelier in particular was very cool, and it held votive candles. It was about $200 I think. Why didn’t I get it? Not easy to pack but I would have found a way. But wait, they ship… Dang… Maybe I will call them…

Chandelier in Laronze Decor
Votive chandelier in Laronze-Decor
Laronze Decor in Beaune
Laronze Decor in Beaune
Placemats in Laronze Decor
Reversible plastic placemats in a range of fruit and flower designs. I scooped up a few that were bunches of grapes and grape leaves for the ranch. Will show those to you later. I know you can't wait.
Laronze kitchen shop in Beaune
The Laronze kitchen shop is run by Nicolas's aunt.
Laronze kitchen shope, Beaune
Le Crueset display in Laronze kitchen shop, Beaune
Olive wood utensils, kitchen shop in Beaune
Olive wood utensils
Knife Man
Knife Man. Ouch.

Could not resist, for research purposes of course, the superb Alain Batt chocolate shop.

Alain Batt Chocolates in Beaune, Burgundy
Chocolate high heels. Not just for breakfast anymore. Alain Batt chocolates, in Beaune.

The French do have a way with display, non?

Chocolate snails, Alain Batt
Burgundy is famous for its snails, here memorialized in chocolate. Alain Batt chocolates, in Beaune.

I once sent a Valentine card to His Grace the Cowboy that had a drawing of a snail on the front and said “Slow and steady our love does grow. I sure so love you, my escargot.”

Tomorrow, Saturday, is Market Day…

Photos by Frances Schultz for FrancesSchultz.com/

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