Awaken your taste buds
Enthusiastic shoppers and food-lovers have plenty of choice among the 800 boutiques devoted to fashion, interior design and gastronomy. Not forgetting the excellent market which is held on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays at Place du Marché. Ambiance guaranteed!
For a bite to eat or to enjoy a drink, the town has many great addresses. From home-made dishes to fine-food restaurants, not forgetting the Portuguese and Eastern European grocery stores, the Mexican and Swedish restaurants, typical British pubs and other international offerings! A considerable choice to regale your tastebuds!
There are a number of local specialities in Saint-Germain, some of which are concocted from ancestral recipes. Come and hear the stories about potato puffs, Béarnaise sauce and Saint-Germain soup.
You can also visit one of the local cheesemakers’, patisseries or chocolate shops which include some age-old retail names, like Grandin and Hardy, and taste the “Debussy” or “Saint-Germain” cakes and cheeses, or a “pavé d’or” or “palet Louis XIV” from the Pascal Le Gac chocolate shop.
If you have the opportunity to come and meet us at the Tourist Office, you’ll find these famous chocolate palets alongside other products from Saint-Germain and the surrounding area! We will also be pleased to offer you a booklet on gastronomic history.