Baccarat crystal. Limoges porcelain. Scented gloves and handmade Parisian umbrellas. The prized digestifs, Armagnac and Cognac.
Organized by region, with one chapter devoted to Paris, MADE IN FRANCE takes you on a complete tour of the dazzling artisanal legacy of France, uncovering off-the-beaten-path destinations and one-of-a-kind, hidden workshops where everything from lingerie to chocolate is turned out completely by hand, piece by piece.
This book includes instructions for getting a free copy of the companion guide, ARTISANS OF FRANCE, with complete, continually updated listings of Laura’s personally recommended shops and artisans across France.
Laura Morelli, art historian and trusted guide in the world of cultural travel and authentic shopping, leads you behind the tourist traps to discover some of France’s most traditional arts.
Laura holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University and shares how, what, and where to buy; hints on recognizing quality and authenticity; and tips for bringing home the artisanal treasures of France in your suitcase.
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Delicious to read and artfully photographed, as appealing as the beautiful products that it so enticingly describes. — Traditional Home
Full of historical information, advice on avoiding scams, and ways to pack it all up to take home… –House & Garden Magazine
Offers travelers a complete guide of what to buy where. –“Leather-Bound Edition,” CNN Radio
This beautifully illustrated and instructive shopping guide will lead you to the “best of the best” of Old-World artisanal traditions and handmade crafts. –Endless Vacation