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Le Black Friday Made In France!


Black Friday in the U.S is typically the day after Thanksgiving or Le Black Friday aka Vendredi Fou (Crazy Friday). This year with the Coronavirus Confinement Lockdown in France, we have compiled some Made in France online shopping ideas to get a head start on your holiday gifts. From Savon de Marseille to LU Chamonix orange- filled cookies you can find many popular French Products without leaving your couch at home! Thank you for using our Amazon links and we hope you enjoy our selections.

“La simplicité est la clé de l’élégance.” Coco Chanel

Some nifty French finds here to get you started on your shopping spree:

French Luxurious Diptyque Candles

French Chanel Perfumes

” If you want to be original, be ready to be copied.” Coco Chanel

French Chef Le Creuzet Cookware

French Gourmet Food

Check out our Black Friday Ultimate French-Inspired Gift Guide!

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French A L.A Carte New Online Store!


Check out French A L.A Carte new online store!

You’ll find great looking , high quality, and original apparel like sweatshirts, joggers, leggings, and even socks! Also fun and practical accessories for your iPhone, shopping tote and of course we have a cloth face mask and even a fanny pack! Wear your patriotic colors with style and class, give them as gifts for your francophile friends. Check the store for new product listings here.

Wear your French patriotic colors from head to toe!

Makes a really good looking sweat outfit & leggings with full print and choice of eco friendly premium fabric.

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French Educational Board Games


Our top 3 best- selling selection of French Educational Board Games for all ages just in time for the holidays to put in the Chaussons or under the Sapin de Noel. These games will help you brush up on your French language skills or help you pick up some the language while you’re having fun with the whole family.

KLOO’s Learn to Speak French Language Board Game – Race to Paris

Winner of the “ToyTalk Best Board and Card Game of the Year”, has turned learning a language into a game. Players make sentences and learn words in French to score points. The longer the sentence and the more words you learn, the faster you can power your car around the special “Race to Paris” game board.

Compete, race and overtake – KLOO makes learning a language fast, easy and a lot of fun. But there is no need to be a language expert – you can start playing KLOO as an absolute beginner – just be ready for how fast you pick up the language! 

100 PICS France Quiz Game – Educational Travel Trivia Flash Card Games for Smart Kids

Discover France perfect as a present or stocking filler. Do you know crêpe from croque?! A fun and educational picture quiz featuring French food, landmarks, animals, phrases and more.

You can play it like a quiz with your family (reading aloud the clues and guessing the answer), or use them like flashcards or a guide book to learn about France before you go. Play alone or with friends and family (age 8 plus).

7 Families – A French Card Game Like Go Fish – Kids Card Game with a French Learning Twist

Jeu des 7 Familles is a French card game that originated in the 19th century and is associated with the old English game, Happy Families. It is very similar to today’s Go Fish and Old Maid card games. It’s a fast-paced game that makes use of close observation and memory as you figure out which players have the cards you need while attempting to collect as many complete families as possible to win the game.

The game is ideal for 2-6 players and typically lasts around 20 minutes. It consists of 42 cards that are divided into seven different animal families. Each family has a grandfather, a grandmother, a mother, a father, a son and a daughter. After the cards have been dealt, the game is played much like the Go Fish card game for kids. Players take turns asking one another if others have cards belonging to an animal family they are trying to collect.

While playing the game or separately, kids and adults alike can leverage the French vocabulary lists that come with the game in order to practice naming the various objects represented on each card in the deck, like learning flash cards.

Start learning French and making memories with your family and friends!

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Top 3 Raclette Table Grills


It’s that time of year again, no matter what is going on cold weather season calls for Raclette! The French are crazy about their Raclette which is a semi-hard cheese usually fashioned into a wheel of about 6 kg (13 lb). Made of Alpine raw cow milk it is most commonly used for melting, but can also be consumed in thin slices on your cheese tray. You can find Raclette cheese as a seasonal items in your favorite US stores such as Trader Joe’s or Costco or even order it right here! Of course , Raclette is also known as a Swiss dish and very popular in Savoie (France). Raclette comes the French “racler” which means to scrape off the melted cheese.

It’s a good time time to have a raclette party at home!

Here is our selection of our top 3 raclette grill . We chose these items specifically to grill right on your table for a maximum of 8 guests, they are lightweight, safe, and highly ranked from top brands.

Selection #1 – Raclette set by Top Chef comes with a bonus Fondue Pot.

We like this set because of it’s oval convivial shape for your 8 guests with a Fondue pot bonus and cool touch handle bars.

  • Serves 8-persons with 8 small pans spatulas
  • Use with Fondue pot or marble slab
  • Temperature control for different kinds of foods and functions
  • Cool touch thermo-insulated handle pan
  • Even heat distribution, no flames, no flare-up

Selection #2 Swissmar Matterhorn 8 Person Raclette with Cast Aluminum Grill Top

This set is made of cast aluminum and is also oval shape with a faux wood base and 8 non-stick triangular shaped raclette dishes with finger guard.

  • New matterhorn raclette meets all your entertaining needs.
  • Oval design with unique water transfer faux wood base. 1450 watts, 120V, 60Hz
  • Great for cooking breakfast, lunch and/or dinner
  • Variable temperature control; power-on indicator light.
  • Comes with 8 non-stick triangular shaped raclette dishes with finger guard for added safety. 8 heat-resistant spatulas.

Selection #3 – Swissmar Classic 8 Person Anthracite Raclette with Cast Aluminum Grill Plate

This raclette set also serves 8 guests and the rectangular shape is a bit larger to grill on top.

  • Interchangeable with granite grill stone or cast iron grill plate – sold separately
  • Variable heat control
  • Reversible grill/ top – non-stick coating for crêpes
  • Base is enameled steel
  • Comes with 8 Heat-resistant Spatulas; 8 non-stick raclette dishes and a user manual with recipes
  • Non-stick Raclette dishes have handles that stay cool to the touch

Keep calm and eat a raclette!

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La Maison Rigaud Made in France Smell Good Gifts


La Maison Rigaud founded in Paris in 1842 is one of the oldest perfumeries in the world. All of their products are manufactured in France or Made in France. Rigaud home fragrances are timeless, for example, the Cyprès candle – the first one created by Rigaud in 1960 – remains an international luxurious timeless and mythical benchmark in the world of scented candles today.

Cyprès or Cypres is a part of Rigaud’s Aromatic Fragrance Family which is reminiscent of the Mediterranean forests. Did you know that it was introduced to the White House by Jacqueline Kennedy in 1960? This is a blend of lavender, woody, crisp notes of pine needles, and the aroma of cedar wood. This fragrance is deceivingly mild-not at all overwhelming-but a lovely, elegant, fresh scent suitable for any room or occasion.

Other delightful scents and fragrances include: Cyprès, Vésuve, Bois Précieux, Gardénia, Reine de la Nuit, Cythère, Jardin d’Orient, Jasmin, Lilas, Rose, Tournesol, Lavande, Péché Mignon and Gourmandise. These natural fragrance essences were developed by renowned “noses” or “nez” in Grasse, the capital of perfume in the south of France. Each candle scent, just like a great perfume, is a true composition, with its top notes, middle notes or “heart,” and base notes .

Rigaud Paris, Cypres (Cypress) Home Diffuser with Reed Sticks -Diffuseur d’ambiance

  • Brand new from Rigaud Paris, this 250 ml diffuser comes in a classic black and white (noir et blanc) octagonal glass bottle with matching black and white reed sticks. Classic black and white outer Rigaud gift box.
  • The Rigaud Paris fragrance diffuser is ideal for instantly creating a scented and very long lasting pleasant fragrant atmosphere in the house.
  • Companion room candles in all sizes available in same cypres fragrance / scent.

Rigaud Cypres Bougie D’ambiance Parfumée

  • This standard size candle has a burn time of 60 hours and is accompanied by a silver snuffer.
  • Rigaud scented candles are presented in a thick glass container, decorated with a hand-tied embossed satin ribbon, and a silver-metal snuffer cap.

Rigaud White Gardenia Fragrance Candle

  • Rigaud Gardenia Candle is the finest, white gardenia scent in the world. Let Rigaud introduce you to charm and voluptuousness, evoking a floral bouquet blending the scents of white flowers with the green fresh notes of Provence rose. A timeless enveloping sweetness expresses itself in the midst of the contemporary lifestyle.
  • Top notes: essence of galbanum. Middle notes: gardenia – Provence rose. Base notes: cedar – musk
  • Presented in a transparent glass container with a burn time of 90 hours.

Rigaud candles provide strong and consistent diffusion of the scent with an exceptionally long burning time – from 20 to over 100 hours (!) depending on the size of the candle. Rigaud wax and scents are formulated to sublimate the senses with a high concentration – between 10 and 12% – higher than in an eau de toilette. Each candle is hand-poured and inspected to insure a premium quality product. Rigaud candles burn evenly, without leaving any deposit on the glass and they do not tunnel, unlike hard wax candles.

Rigaud Paris candles, diffusers and room sprays are considered by many to be the finest, most elegant, and highest quality candles and room fragrances made in the world today.

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French Shabby chic basics


French Shabby Chic style adds an elegant lived- in feel with distressed antique white and imperfectly perfect French vintage pieces. Big pieces of furniture like armoires, farm dining tables, and even old barn doors with distressed paint that make it look aged and vintage in hues of white and blue. Adding smaller accent items can also enhance the shabby chic look. Check out our selection of French Shabby Chic Products to mix and match that will add a touch of that romantic charming French shabbiness to your decor.

Creative Co-op Green Antiqued Pewter 
Mantel Clock

Evoke rustic farmhouses and cozy country cottages with this weathered clock. This mantle clock is elaborately decorated with aqua pewter and stunning detail. Your guests will assume it is an heirloom passed down through the generations. Set candle lanterns, blooming faux florals, and artful trays atop a console to create a charming vignette, then add a vintage-inspired touch with handmade pillows, weathered wall signs, antiqued mirrors, and more.


Yoillione Tall Galvanized Vase Farmhouse Pitcher 
This shabby chic flower vase will be exquisite as a centerpiece in your home or garden. Perfect for artificial flowers, a plant with soil, or fresh flowers.
Shabby Chic Throw Pillow

Antcreptson French Shabby Chic Square Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover, Shabby Chic Pink Rose Floral,Soft Pillowcase 18x18 inch

Kira Home Astoria 21" French Country | Shabby Chic 5-Light Chandelier, Leaf Design + Hanging Crystals, Lightly Distressed Antique White Finish

Kira Home's Astoria 21" French Country 5-light chandelier adds the perfect touch of old world charm and elegance to your home. With its sweeping arms and beautiful faceted crystals, this chandelier is quite the conversation piece. Designed with attention to even the smallest detail, this chandelier is stunning from every angle. Hang it above your dining table, in the foyer, or as a centerpiece in your bedroom.
Modern 5th Vintage Aqua Blue Ottoman Wooden Serving Trays with Handles Set of 3 Decorative Tray

Decorative vintage aqua blue color trays will be an elegant accent in your home
Multifunctional: Trays are perfect for farmhouse decor, coastal living room decor, Vintage kitchen, dining, coffee, tea, food serving, breakfast in bed, ottomans, or drinks.
HyFanStr Shabby Chic Rustic Style Metal Jug Pitcher Flower Vase Can
Rustic Style Bluish Gray Metal Vase Display home decor in a charming way.
Bring the trendy French country flair vase to decorate your home, balcony, or garden.

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