Joël Laplane, Luthier
Anchored in tradition but also an innovator, Laplane crafts guitars for the stars of classical and flamenco music. The studio has reopened in February 2013 under the direction of Yoann Charbonnier.
Babolat: Great Racket
French Open winners Rafael Nadal and China's Li Na both play with Babolat rackets.
Smile and Say Cheese
France’s only Brie de Meaux fermier heads the roster of cheeses from contented cows at the Domaine des Trente Arpents.
Peugeot: Great Grind
Long before Peugeot started manufacturing automobiles, the company made its first pepper mills.
Buy your art supplies where Cézanne, Pissarro and Bonnard bought theirs—at Sennelier, founded in 1887 and still in the family.
Bernard Joly, Ferronier
Bernard Joly creates pergolas and pavilions, tunnels, trellises and aptly named gloriettes to embellish gardens.
Today the fifth generation of the Nadalié family carries on the tradition of skilled tonnellerie, or barrel making.
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