Made in France

A Visual Tour of France's Best Artisanal Traditions from Limoges Porcelain to Perfume, Pottery, Textiles, and More

Baccarat crystal. Limoges porcelain. Scented gloves and handmade Parisian umbrellas. The prized digestifs, Armagnac and Cognac.

This on-demand, 50-minute lecture takes you on a whirlwind tour of the dazzling artisanal legacy of France, uncovering off-the-beaten-path destinations and one-of-a-kind, hidden workshops where everything from lingerie to chocolate is turned out completely by hand.

What You'll Learn:

  • Why French artisanal traditions are still living traditions
  • How travelers can discover authentic French artisans
  • 5 questions to ask before you buy a French souvenir

This course includes instructions for downloading two companion guides, MADE IN FRANCE and ARTISANS OF FRANCE, directly to your computer or e-reader at no additional charge. These books include complete, continually updated listings of Laura Morelli's personally recommended shops and artisans across France. Learn more about the books here.

With advice on how, what, and where to buy, and hints on recognizing quality and authenticity, this lecture is the perfect introduction to bringing home the artisanal treasures of France.

This lecture was recorded live at the Boivin Center for French Language and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, near Boston, Massachusetts.

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Your Instructor

Laura Morelli
Laura Morelli

LAURA MORELLI holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University and is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling historical novelist. Laura has taught college students in the U.S. and in Italy. She has covered art and authentic travel for TED-Ed, National Geographic Traveler, Italy Magazine, CNN Radio, and other media. Laura is the author of the popular Authentic Arts guidebook series that includes MADE IN ITALY. Her historical novels, including THE NIGHT PORTRAIT and THE GONDOLA MAKER, bring the stories of art history to life. Learn more at

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the lecture start and finish?
This on-demand lecture starts now and is available any time. You decide when you start and when you finish, and you can watch it as often as you like.
How long do I have access to the course?
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How do I get my books?
After you enroll in the course, you will receive an email with a link to download Laura Morelli’s ebooks, MADE IN FRANCE and ARTISANS OF FRANCE. The books may be read on any e-reading device (Kindle, iPad, phones, etc.), or on your computer.

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