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.
candy

Anis de Flavigny, France’s Oldest Brand, Produces Candy the Size of a Pea

The divine little candy has been produced in a Burgundy village for centuries.

Champignons de Paris: The Famous Mushroom and their City Farmers

Discerning Parisian chefs and locals know where to find the famous mushroom...

Dispatch from Bouzigues: The Art of Eating an Oyster

Oysters farming is a thriving part of the culture and economy of the Étang de Thau (the Thau Lagoon between Sète and Bouzigues) in the Languedoc Roussillon region, and the picturesque town of Bouzigues...