La Cigale Shop
We’re located in the commercial heart of Parnell close to downtown Auckland. We are a little hard to find first time round. Just remember to come into St George’s Bay Rd from the Strand end and go right up the road into the turning circle and down the driveway on the left. Once you arrive the bonus is that we have plenty of parking!
From the outside our building looks quite unlikely but once in the door you will find all your senses delighted by your surroundings.
We have so many intriguing things to look at, you can taste our delicious food and wine, smell beautifully scented French fragrances, and you can touch unusual objects or cuddly fur scarves.
Our shop is divided into a series of rooms which flow into one another. People often describe us as being like a mini-department store with a very French emphasis.
The back area is a warehouse where we have space for antiques, French food, Provencal ceramics and more. Further to the rear of the warehouse you will find Wine Direct with their extensive selection of well-priced quality European wines.
Before or after you’ve seen everything you can sit and relax in our café and enjoy a coffee, a light snack or lunch. We serve simple, delicious French style food.
On Saturday and Sunday’s our Warehouse is transformed into our French Style Farmers Market. The whole shop smells of the delicious aromas of cooking paella and crepes, French artisan cheeses and much much more. The market is open from 8am to 1.30pm every Saturday and 9am to 1.30pm Sunday. This is a fabulous way to spend your weekend mornings.
Our shop offers an experience like no other. It’s an ideal place to shop for something different much of which we import directly from France. You’ll find French clothing, an eclectic mix of French antiques and brocante, beautiful scented products, a large selection of French soaps, homewares and gifts, garden pots and urns from south-west France, French cushions, gourmet food and lots more.
Open every day – Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday 8am to 2pm and Sunday 9am to 2pm
We can deliver anywhere in New Zealand or overseas.