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The French Quarters is the most beautiful setting in Pondicherry. Right in front of the sea, facing the Promenade, you will spot neatly arranged rows of houses in a grid pattern. It is very idyllic and European in ethos and...Read more

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Anokhi Pondicherry

Anokhi, Pondicherry

Anokhi in Pondicherry This shop is in a quiet lane in the French Quarters in Pondicherry. Anokhi is a retail chain store...

10:00 am – 7:30 pm

The Metal Craft

The Metal Craft

The Metal Craft is a small boutique for bronze statues in the French quarters in Pondicherry.

Geetanjali

Geethanjali

As you enter Geethanjali, there is an open courtyard with lovely water liles and small stone fountains. It is a beautiful setting...

10am-8.30pm

Janaki

Janaki- Home Decor

Janaki is a project to promote conscious and sustainable living. This is a very spacious store on two floors. Garments, pottery, aromatherapy...

10am-8.30pm

Curio Centre

Curio Centre- Furniture

Within walking distance from the Geethanjali store is Curio Center, which stocks antique wooden furniture and curio pieces .What appears as a...

Boutique St. Laurent Pondicherry

Boutique St. Laurent- Scented Candles

Boutique St’Laurent Pondicherry shop in St Laurent street is on the 1st floor. It is a residence converted to a store ....

Elegance

Elegance- Gift Shop

Elegance Pondicherry gift shop has quite a selection of artefacts and gifts from all over India . Wood, brass and bronze artefacts,...

09:30 am to 06:30 pm

Cluny embroidery Centre

Cluny Embroidery Centre, Pondicherry

If you are interested to buy or place an order for embroidered home furnishings , then Cluny Embroidery Center is the place...

8:30am-12pm , 2pm-5pm

Decraft

Decraft- Stoles

“Colourful and bright sequined tops in chiffon , salwar suits ,scarves and stoles and shawls are all on display . The owner...

10am-9:30pm

treasure

Treasure-Pashmina Shawls

Treasure is a small Pondicherry shop . The owners are from Kashmir. They stock authentic pashmina shawls ,woolen shawls and carpets. They...

aura

AURA

The location of AURA is just opposite to the beach on the Promenade , which is a great spot for Pondicherry shopping....

9:30am-1pm,4pm-8:30pm

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The French Quarters is the most beautiful setting in Pondicherry. Right in front of the sea, facing the Promenade, you will spot neatly arranged rows of houses in a grid pattern. It is very idyllic and European in ethos and atmosphere. There is a lot of history here. The French ruled in Pondicherry from 1670 to 1954 and left an indelible mark on the city with their architecture, among other influences.

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In addition to the Gandhi statue, there is also a tall statue of Dupleix as well as a French War Memorial on Goubert Avenue on the Promenade. There is also a marble statue of Joan of Arc, which is located in front of the Church of Our Lady of the Angels in Dumas Street. The Bharathi Park, the Governor’s residence, the Pondicherry Museum and the Aurobindo Ashram, are all in the French Quarters.

If you are in the beautiful city of Pondicherry, you ought to visit AURA in the French Quarters. The shop is fairly spacious and popular for its range of personal care products. Its location, just opposite to the beach on the Promenade, also makes it perfect for shopping in Pondy.

Shops in Rue Rolland & Rue Dumas

The French Quarters is characterized by churches, convent buildings and villas painted in white or cheery yellow. Several of these residences have been converted to boutique shops in Pondicherry. Wander around these streets, all with French names, on foot and shop at a relaxed and easy pace. There is no market frenzy that you would typically have in other big cities. Rue Dumas, Rue Romain Rolland, Rue Suffren and Rue du Bazar St Laurent are some of the streets with best shops in Pondicherry.

Many of these shops have small cafes with interesting cuisines situated within their premises.

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