Made in France

French craftsmanship is unparalleled in the world. Baccarat crystal. Limoges porcelain. The historic patterns of Toile de Jouy. Scented gloves and custom-made umbrellas in Paris. The prized digestifs, Armagnac and Cognac. Laura Morelli, author of Made in Italy, has created the first guide devoted solely to France s handmade goods. Organized by region, with one chapter devoted solely to Paris, Made in France takes the reader on a complete tour of the dazzling artisanal legacy of France, uncovering one-of-a-kind hidden workshops and off-the-beaten-path destinations, like the exquisite lingerie boutique, Cadolle, in Paris (the owner of which descends from Herminie Cadolle, the woman who invented the brassiere), or Lyon, France s best-kept secret.Made in France includes advice on how, what, and where to buy, featuring a special primer on French shopping, hints on recognizing quality and authenticity, and a calendar of craft festivals throughout the year.