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.

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...

Top Films: 5 French Big Screen Biographies

Our film critic selects 5 memorable movies.

Sophie Hallette and the Tradition of Fine French Lacemaking

The world held its breath as Kate Middleton stepped from the royal Rolls Royce on her wedding day, ending months of anticipation as to what this major trendsetter and probable future queen would be...

French Food Provenance: Cassis, The Black Currant from Burgundy

The grape is not the only fruit cultivated in the famous Nuits-Saint-Georges commune.

Top Tastes: The White Wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon

These wines are always ahead of the game.

The Santons of Provence: A History

In Provence the holiday season belongs to the colorful world of santons—santous or santoùos in Provençal, “little saints” to the rest of us. A wrinkle, the shining dot of an eye, a graceful pose,...