Every Year the contest for the best baguette in all of Paris takes place with the baguettes of bakers from the whole of the French capital competin...
Travelling to any country, sometimes you just want to blend in and not look like a tourist, you want to live the local way and pretend to know what you are doing. In Paris this can be quite hard, especially if you have limited French language, but here's a few tips that might help.
The term Laguoile has become synonymous with knives and cutlery of a particular shape, however REAL Laguiole is manufactured in the Massif Central region of France, in Thiers and originally in the small village of Laguiole.
Savon de Marseille ... Many try and copy it, but only few still make it in the traditional way with the same time honoured ingredients. Petite France only supplies legitimate Savon de Marseille.
Many French products are so good as they have developed over time, utilising hand craftmanship, skills, knowledge and abilities developed over time, years, decades, generations. Products developing with a distinct cultural need or requirement, with the availability of natural ingredients and resources and to satisfy a growing level of sophistication in society.
The French Government has a specific way in which they recognise and support companies which manufacture in France and who utilise traditional practices of excellence. The Enterprise du Patrimoine Vivant or Living Heritage Company award. Petite France loves sourcing from these amazing companies.