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Shopping

Shopping - Jacmel

There are lots of artists painting and selling their work along Portail Leogane. Most of the handicrafts are sold in the small shops by the entrance to La Jacmelienne.

Shopping – Port-au-Prince

Art & Craft Some galleries have a near monopoly on certain artists, so don’t expect to see a cross-section of all the major artists in any one, good gallery. The paintings hung at the Oloffson are for sale. Galerie Carlos Jara (T2457164) has a fine collection at 28 Rue Armand Holly, Pacot, 10 mins’ drive uphill from the Oloffson. Le Centre d’Art, 58 Rue...

Shopping – Petion-Ville

Recommended is La Promenade at the intersection of Grégoire and Moïse (southeast corner of Place St-Pierre), a garden turned into small shopping promenade with an outdoor café, 1000-1800. Art & Handicrafts Galerie Nader, 50 Rue Grégoire, PO Box 15410, T2575602, 2570855. Exceptional range of naïve and other modern Haitian artists, also exhibitions....

Shopping – Cap Haïtien

Ateliers Taggart Ateliers Taggart, T2621931, Rue 5 near Blvd (by Cap 2000). All kinds of handicrafts, especially weavings and metalwork, 1000-1700 Mon-Fri. Recommended. Galerie Des Trois Visages Galerie Des Trois Visages, excellent art gallery next to Ateliers Taggart. Others A tourist market by the port has handicrafts and naive paintings. Bargain hard....

Shopping

The Iron Markets sell only food items, charcoal, et cetera. The Iron Market in Port-au-Prince would be a fascinating place to visit but for the hustlers who will latch on to you and make the experience hell. Try out your bargaining skills at the Iron Markets in Jacmel and Cap-Haïtien. Haitians may tell you that many of the items for sale in the few tourist...

Shopping – Port-au-Prince

Art and craft Some galleries have a nr monopoly on certain artists, so don’t expect to see a cross-section of all the major artists in any one, good gallery. The paintings hung at the Oloffson are for sale. Galerie Carlos Jara (T 45-7164) has a fine collection at 28 rue Armand Holly, Debussy, 10 mins drive uphill from the Oloffson. The Nader family has two...

Shopping – Pétionville

Pétionville has many elegant boutiques, galleries, bookshops and delicatessen. Rec is La Promenade at the intersection of Grégoire and Moïse (SE corner of Place St Pierre), a garden turned into small shopping promenade with an outdoor cafe, 1000-1800. Art and handicrafts Galerie Bourbon-Lally (T 57-6321/3397), 24 rue Lamarre, corner of rue Villate, owned...