Souvenir Shopping in Monaco, Monte Carlo

IMG_2755Despite popular belief, not all tourists in Monaco are billionaires.  If tacky tee shirts aren’t your style, but you want something relatively inexpensive but personal, there is an adorable shop in the heart of “souvenir row” near the Prince’s Palace on the pedestrian street rue Comte Felix Gastaldi. Fun aprons and chef’s hats can be customized in less than three minutes with the name of your favorite cook back home.

I wish that I had the name of the store for you, and believe me I am kicking myself over it. I usually take note of every place I visit, but in this case I was in a huge rush to ensure that I procured an apron for my mother-in-law for a Mother’s Day present before I headed back to the Fairmont Monte Carlo to cover the press conference announcing their first female pastry chef – Claire Verneil. Whew, I made it with apron in hand but alas I don’t have the name or exact address of the shop. I have Googled it to no avail. If any of my readers have been here and know the name, please contact me!

Want proof of how quickly they sew the names on the items? Here’s a short video!

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  • Lisa
    Posted at 01:49h, 13 July Reply

    Hi there. Can someone help me out. Looking to contact a souvenir shop in Monaco where I can buy a souvenir bag.

  • Joy
    Posted at 11:11h, 24 June Reply

    Excellent! Good detective work:)

  • Weekend In Paris
    Posted at 10:39h, 24 June Reply

    Joy, I was able to put in the street name and pull up the businesses on that street thanks to you! I have narrowed it down I think: Ombre and Soleil or Podling – both of which I found receipts for in my files. My guess is Podling, but I can’t be sure.
    Many thanks for your help narrowing down the fields!

  • Weekend In Paris
    Posted at 10:33h, 24 June Reply

    Hello Joy!
    Thank you so much for trying…the page would not open up for me. I wonder if I am missing something in the link? Or perhaps it won’t let me access it from the US?
    I would love to get the name because it’s driving me crazy!

  • Joy
    Posted at 10:24h, 24 June Reply

    Here’s a list of shops on that street…. Maybe one of these will ring a bell?

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