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Take a peek into the glassworks of the Vosges…

When the mist covers the top of the deciduous tree forests, obscuring the outline of the Vosges…

Art and craft

La Manufacture Cogolin: the art of weaving…

A stone’s throw from Saint-Tropez in the small village of Cogolin, La Manufacture Cogolin uses…

Authentic fabric

Basque fabric: welcome to striped country

Want to bring back some of the cheerfulness of the Basque Country with you? Along with stunning…

Ho Ho Ho!

5 must-see Christmas markets in Alsace

A smell of spices that tickles your nostrils, a hot drink in one hand, a "bredele" or a "manele" in…

Little marine shirt

Behind the scenes of the manufacture of Armor-Lux…

In the factories in Quimper, in Brittany, Armor-Lux has been making its iconic blue-and-white…

History of the nose

Inside the secrets of perfumery in Grasse

Do you want to unlock all the secrets of perfume? Go to Grasse, on the Côte d'Azur, and visit its…

Art and craft

Autumn on Normandy’s Cider Route

In autumn, Normandy smells great. The scent of cider apples and the first wafts from distilleries…

Become a jeweller

How I created a jewel at the École des Arts…

Have you ever fancied being a jeweller? When I took a course “From Design to Mock-up” at the École…

Precision craftsmanship

Behind the scenes at Revol Porcelain in Drôme!

Less than 70km from Lyon, in Saint-Uze in Drôme, the Revol family has established itself as one of…

Art and craft

“Grasse: the mecca of perfumery”

Marc-Antoine Corticchiato founded his house, Parfum d’Empire, in 2002. Even if his lab is based in…

Art and craft

The art of preparing for Christmas in Alsace

Christmas in Alsace is a real tradition, more than anywhere else in France. It’s a holiday season…

Art and craft

The Christmas Bulb: the secret process of…

What would Christmas be without the Christmas tree and decorations? The tradition of the…

Modernity and traditions at the foot of the slopes

The Alps' Châtel, from village to ski-lift

Nestled in the heart of the fabulous international domain of the Portes du Soleil in the Alps,…

A living heritage

The wool factory that brings fabrics to life in…

At Brun de Vian-Tiran, we've been fascinated by woollen fibres for more than 200 years. And, we…

Impassioned artisans

10 beautiful French gifts to give this Christmas

Christmas shopping? Don't worry about the annual headache. This year, make yourself (and others)…

Arts and crafts

Let's set a table with Lorraine artisans

Quiche, mirabelles, pâté lorrain—there are numerous and tasty culinary specialties in Lorraine.…

100% local

Pays Basque: 6 specialties to slip in your…

Espadrilles, Basque cake, Espelette pepper, Ossau-Iraty ... these products may not be familiar to…

Natural sensuality

In the Alps this summer, get in touch with nature

Why not turn off your phones and take a wander in the footsteps of the craftsmen of the mountains…

Behind the lights #4

A behind-the-scenes look at artisan tableware

You eat with your eyes first – and beautiful tableware only enhances the iconic dishes of French…

Hippie chic

Fashion, decor, delicacies—a seven-stop shopping…

In the Mediterranean’s most famous village, some say simply having a straw hat and a set of bocce…

5-minute guides

The 5-minute essential guide to French lavender

Its gentle aroma evokes sunny countryside Provence. At one time only harvested in the wild, today…

Behind the lights #4

Behind the scenes of a fine jewellery house in…

Place Vendome, in the heart of Paris, is known the world over for being the beating heart of fine…

Behind the lights #3

Bread, a Parisian tradition

If the most beautiful Parisian love story is that of the city and bread, what would Paris be…

Opening of the MuSaMa

Marseille soap: museum quality

A museum devoted to Marseille soap has just been inaugurated in the center of the Phocaean City…

Behind the lights #2

The lace of Calais-Caudry

The art of lace weaves together tradition and modernity, people and looms. In Northern France, in…

Polynesian fragrances

Portrait of Lovaïna Guirao, Master Perfumer of…

Inspired by the scents that adorn the Polynesian islands, Tahitian Lovaïna Guirao fragrance…

Behind the lights #1

Glove-making: French savoir-faire for the skin

The story of a glove always begins at the heart of the Millavois basin in Aveyron, Occitanie.…

Fashion

How Chanel gets ready for the "Metiers d’Art"…

In France, and especially in Paris, Haute Couture expertise is more alive than ever before. A few…

Art and craft

One to watch: Anaïs Bouilly, jewellery designer

Anaïs lives out in the countryside near Rennes, in Brittany. She returned to the land of her birth…

Art and craft

An immersion in modern stained glass art in…

Also known for its stained glass, Champagne is one of the best French regions for the craft. A…