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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.

Made in Laguiole, France: Finely Crafted Knives from Forge de Laguiole

These beautifully forged blades make for fabulous gifts.

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.
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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...