Fromagerie Olivier

How Would You Spend €1,000 in Normandy?

With no effort at all I’ve got all the crème fraîche, delicious wine, hard cider, tipsy Calvados, gorgeous produce, fine meats, and foie gras whenever I want it. If I want linen goods, made with flax grown practically outside...
Toile de Jouy

Made in France: La Toile de Jouy

The name toile de Jouy, now commonly used generically, stems from the village of Jouy-en-Josas, just south of Versailles, where the fabric was manufactured and where the Toile de Jouy Museum now perpetuates the story. The fabric has come...
An Erté 'costume collectif'

From Fashion to Movies: Erté & the History of Art Deco in Paris

The world’s first Art Déco building was the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées built in Paris prior to the First World War. Between the two wars, the style was popularized by designers and artists who used...
Anis de Flavigny

Anis de Flavigny: Bonbons in Burgundy

The village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain nestles securely on a prominent hilltop overlooking the soft valleys of Burgundy’s Côte-d’Or. As one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, it offers all the charm, history and ambiance that you’d expect: ancient...
Prunier

Made in France: Caviar d’Aquitaine

Well-dressed people are gathered on the Rue de l’Odéon in up-scale Saint-Germain-des-Prés for the opening of Caviar de Neuvic, Paris’s newest gastronomic mecca totally dedicated to caviar. Dainty shell spoons surround an extravagant mound...
Marius Fabre soap

Savon de Marseille by Marius Fabre: Secrets Behind the Famous French Soap

Few emblems of Provence – or of France – are as universally familiar as the tidy, olive-green cubes which are stamped Savon de Marseille. Mild and all-purpose, this olive-oil-based soap is among France’s most...

Made in France: The Opinel Knife Celebrates 125 Years

An exhibition of the 100 best-designed objects in the world, held at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 1985, placed the Opinel ‘No 8’ knife right up there with a Rolex and a Porsche....

The France Today 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

A beautiful selection of France-themed gifts at all price ranges.

Sèvres: Making the World’s Finest Porcelain Since 1740

A recent exhibition at the Cité de la Céramique, the home of the Manufacture National de Sèvres and a Ceramics Museum, included a continuous video loop of the sculptor Valérie Delarue, in the throes...

Calvados: Tasting Liquid Gold in Normandy’s Pays d’Auge

Learn about the traditional apple brandy at the family-run Boulard distillery.