The World Series: 15 Very French Products

In our World Series, we profile 15 products from a country that we think capture the nation’s culture and lifestyle. First up is France! There are tens of thousands of French expats living in China, and they can often be found at cafés, bars or bakeries enjoying the finer things in life. Here are a few of those finer things.

Côtes-du-Rhône Red Wine

If you are looking for a nice French red wine (and who isn't?) here is a great one. It has subtle notes of blackberries and spice, and a rounded palate with delicate tannins. A glass (or 3) will go down quite smoothly!

Moet & Chandon Champagne

Pop a celebratory bottle on a special occasion, but do your best not to waste a drop because this is the good stuff!

Ricard Pastis de Marseille

Je voudrais un petit Ricard dans un verre à ballon

Fresh Foie Gras, 250g

Fried, semi-cooked or raw... it will always be delicious!

Reblochon Cheese, 125g

The best-selling cheese from Savoie. Enjoy it as is with bread (a baguette is best), or use it to cook the most typical Savoie dish, tartiflette.

President Camembert Cheese, 125g

A collection of French products without camembert cheese? It would have been impossible.

Bastides Saucisson Sec Supérieur

Pepper saucisson? Walnut saucisson? There is something for everyone here.

Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserve, 370g

This marmalade will be perfect for breakfast, but even better with some cheese. Try it, you won't be disappointed!

St Michel French Shortbreads, 150g

Maybe it won't do your waistlines any favors... but screw it, it's delicious!

Hermes Terre Men's Fragrance

And what would French people do without a nice perfume? Smell good to feel good.

Lancome Floral Fragrance

"La Vie est Belle": half a cliché, half what French people think of France… but still an incredible perfume.

Chanel Lipstick

One of the must haves for French women: a high quality lipstick.

Classic Stripe Sailor Tee

French people still wear sailor striped shirts, the famous marinière. Find Aigle's version for women here!

Wool Beret Hat

And we can't forget the classic bérêt! Find a version for males here.

Women's Long-Sleeved Lapel Knit Top

We conclude with the most perfect, classy Frenchie outfit we can find.

Hungry for more? Be sure to check out our brand new French department - Vive la France! It's got the very best of French fashion, food and drink. It's our very own boutique Française!