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45 French and ‘French’ Things That You Can Find on Amazon

Bastille Day is Saturday, July 14, and to celebrate France’s national day, we’re dedicating the week to the very best French things. You may be familiar with stories we’ve done on French pharmacy products and cookbooks, but we’re going even deeper this week, from the best books on Paris and French baking to the greatest French pantry essentials and lesser-known French beauty products. Welcome to Made in France Week.

There’s so much to love about French stuff — from cuisine to art to style to sports (“Allez les bleus!”) to literature to beauty — that it’s not hard to see why Americans are so taken with French culture. In light of this, and in honor of Made in France Week, we’ve assembled some of the most uniquely French items you can find on Amazon (usually the best place to find crossover items imported from Europe), from items that were actually designed on French soil to “French” things that you’ll want for no reason at all.

Le Cluny French Linens Red Cotton Napkin
$8 at Amazon

The French are known for their high-quality linens, like D. Porthault’s luxury options that interior designers love. To dip your toe in, you could start with some affordable cherry napkins like these.

Winomo Artificial Baguette
$8 at Amazon

And you can’t cross a street in Paris without seeing a baguette slung under an arm or secured in a bike basket. The fresh, crusty real deal can’t be bought on Amazon, but here’s a fake one just for kicks.

Baggu Large Reusable Shopping Bag
$14 at Amazon

The famous Breton stripes in bag form.

La Maison du Savon Pamplemousse Organic Soap From Marseilles (Three-Pack)
$4 at Amazon

Because “pamplemousse” (a.k.a. grapefruit) just rolls off the tongue, and also because these handmade, hand-carved soaps from Marseilles are very French — they also come in Mimosa, Demon, and Patchouli options.

Gobel Heavy Tinned Steel Madeleine Sheet Pan
$16 at Amazon

So you could have your own Proustian moment at home.

Poodle Embroidered Applique Patch
$5 at Amazon

A stuffy French poodle to affix to a jean jacket or bag.

French Saucisse de Toulouse - 1 lb.
$55 at Amazon

You really can’t make a traditional cassoulet without authentic sausage from Toulouse — flavored with onions and wine, and seasoned with spices, salt, and pepper.

Pierre d’Argent Universal Cleaner
$28 at Amazon

And a lemon-scented cleansing soap from Pierre d’Argent that’s ecofriendly (of course) and sort of a jack-of-all-trades for scrubbing all surfaces in your kitchen and bathroom. It’s safe to use on metals, too, so you could have at your Staub or Mauviel sets.

Mustela Musti Eau de Soin Spray
$30 at Amazon

We’re big Mustela fans at the Strat for all things baby products. This French baby perfume is a standout, though, that we’ve written about before because it smells good enough to spray on just about everything.

Original Bernardel Rosin for Violin and Viola
$10 at Amazon

Violinists, cellists, and the like know these French Bernardel rosins for being some of the best for priming their bows (users credit it for their crisp, smooth sound).

Vilac La Petanque Balls With Stripes
$50 at Amazon

Traditionally a sport for old men in the south of France, pétanque is always good family fun (good aim and hand-eye coordination are essentially all you need).

Croissant 7 Inch Slow Rising Bread Squishy
$6 at Amazon

Relieve your tension with a foamy (not flaky) croissant squishy.

De Buyer Blue Steel Crepe Pan
$20 at Amazon

A traditional blue steel pan from De Buyer that’s come up more than once this week as the pan that French people turn to, to perfect their thin, delicate crêpes.

Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water
$14 at Amazon

Micellar water (a genius, gentle makeup remover and cleanser) is a French beauty secret that we’ve heartily taken up here in the States. Bioderma’s the French pharmacy wonder that’s considered the first and best — and we’ve covered it many times here at the Strat.

Lego Eiffel Tower
$35 at Amazon

The Eiffel Tower in Lego miniature — if only it lit up as well.

Emile Henry Flame Terracotta Tagine
$100 at Amazon

To create an authentic Moroccan food experience at home, this terracotta tagine dish (from French ceramics brand Emile Henry) is a must for serving your spiced lamb stew.

Peugeot Clef du Vin Travel Wine Tool
$50 at Amazon

If you love wine, you’ll want to have one of these handy clefs du vin for aging cheapo wines on the spot (every second that you leave this Peugeot wine key in the glass adds a year to its “age”).

Claude Monet Water Lilies Paint by Numbers
$40 at Amazon

What, like it’s hard? This paint-by-numbers Monet water-lilies print will let you try your hand at Impressionist strokes.

Eiffel Strawberry Bon Bons (Pack of Three)
$15 at Amazon

Addicting strawberry candies beloved by “les petits gosses” (little kids) in France.

Cheese and Wine Tray Fake Food
$80 at Amazon

A fake picnic spread of French favorites, all the way down to the fake Brie and nearly empty wine bottle.

Cire Trudon Abd el Kader Candle
$95 at Amazon

A fruity, floral candle (that Jennifer Connelly loves) from the historic French candle brand Cire Trudon. They’ve been around since the 1600s, and are also known for their intricate candle busts of Napoleon and Marie Antoinette.

Mariage Frères Wedding Imperial Tea
$33 at Amazon

Even if you’ve never set foot in one of Paris’s fancy Mariage Frères tea salons, now’s your chance to nab one of their deliciously aromatic teas, like this chocolaty Wedding Imperial one.

Secret Paris Coloring Book
$10 at Amazon

Blow off some steam with this “color your way to calm” coloring book, illustrated by Zoé de las Cases, of some of Paris’s most famous sights.

French Bread Novelty Throw Pillows
$23 at Amazon

We love a good trompe l’oeil, and this one’s a throw pillow disguised as a loaf of French bread.

Tarot de Marseilles by Jodorowsky
$30 at Amazon

There are thousands of types of tarot cards out there, but purists believe that the Tarot of Marseilles ones are the end-all, be-all. Filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky is somewhat of a tarot nut, so here’s a Tarot of Marseilles deck he designed himself.

Macaron Pill Boxes
$8 at Amazon

Disguise your pills (or jewelry) in these discreet boxes shaped like crispy macarons.

Nanoblock Louvre Museum Building Kit
$21 at Amazon

This adorable Nanoblock kit helps you build the Louvre in miniature, minus the crowds and selfie sticks (and they also make kits for monuments like Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe).

Lacoste Roland Garros Trim Polo
$95 at Amazon

And French Open fans will appreciate some Roland Garros merch from iconic tennis brand — you guessed it — Lacoste.

Zig Zag Ultra Thin Cigarette Rolling Papers
$40 at Amazon

Or, if you’re one of those who likes to “roll their own,” you could go for some ultrathin, yet sturdy French rolling papers.

Garrett Wade Mustache Trimming Scissors
$43 at Amazon

To keep your mustache groomed and shaped, here are some premium mustache-trimming scissors from Garrett Wade that are made in France.

Mauviel M’Passion 11-Quart Copper Jam Pan
$250 at Amazon

As this survey of French chefs just goes to show, the French love a good confiture (or preserves), which is why we suggest this jam pan from French heritage brand Mauviel for creating your own — its pricey copper pot and pan sets are wedding-registry favorites.

Staub Escargot Dish
$80 at Amazon

And if you want traditional, bubbling hot garlic-butter escargots, you’ll want to aim for one of these escargot pans from France’s premium cast-iron brand Staub.

Duvelleroy 1827 CanCan Hand Fan
$74 at Amazon

An homage to the cancan dancers at the Moulin Rouge, from French fan-maker Duvelleroy (which has been around since the 1800s).

Le Creuset Mini Cocottes (Set of Four)
$100 at Amazon

The best way to enjoy a soupe à l’oignon (French onion soup), potpie, or side dish is in one of these Le Creuset mini-cocottes with lids.

Hermès d’Orange Verte Gift Soap
$14 at Amazon

Sadly, you can’t buy an Hermès silk scarf directly from Amazon, but you can scoop up one of their orange-tinged bath and fragrance products, like this elegant carved soap.

Laulhère Women’s Traditional French Beret
$35 at Amazon

And if you want to go straight to the source for France’s signature hat, here’s a wool beret from French brand Laulhère that’s been the standard for berets since the 1800s.

La Rochere Amboise Stemmed Glasses (Set of Six)
$68 at Amazon

If you’re a wine lover, you can enjoy some Malbec in a carved wine glass from one of France’s oldest glassware brands, La Rochère.

Wood Eats! Delectable Desserts Petit Fours (9pcs.)
$15 at Amazon

Some fake petits fours to remind you of the delicious sweets to be had in France.

Vancore French Style Shabby Chic Vase Metal Pitcher With 6 Pcs Lavender Flowers
$34 at Amazon

This fake bouquet won’t smell like the lavender in Provence, but it sure looks like it.

Vilac Metal Car for Kids
$300 at Amazon

It’s not quite primed for the Grand Prix, but your kid could go places with this vintage racing car designed by French toy brand Vilac.

Ippinka Le Poupoupidou Bicycle Skirt Clip
$10 at Amazon

And here we present the Poupoupidou, a French magnetic clip that clamps your skirt down while you’re riding your bike.

Axor Starck 2 Handshower Designed by Philippe Starck
$201 at Amazon

If you’re frugal like the French are when it comes to conserving water, you could invest in a hand-shower — like this one, designed by legendary French designer Philippe Starck — to switch on and off while you lather up.

Amélie Eiffel Tower Music Box
$20 at Amazon

And because Amélie is such a quintessential French movie, we were tickled by this Eiffel Tower music box that plays the theme from the film.

Kid Robot Yummy Fries
$32 at Amazon

Before the “freedom fry,” there was the French fry: the tastiest way to enjoy potatoes.

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45 French and ‘French’ Things That You Can Find on Amazon