No need to introduce you to DIOR, CHANEL or LOUIS VUITTON brands, right? But did you know that many other French brands await you to discover them ? Historical or newly founded ones are worth it and are not necessarily very expensive…

You will find here a selection of products and brands that could be perfect shopping options ! Each product sheet will give clear information and the brand’s story. You will thus be acquainted with the French craft-work history and its creativity.

And as it is not always easy to get gift ideas, feel free to use the scrolling menus to narrow down the options. Because no, you can not buy the same souvenir for your mother-in-law and your younger cousin 🙂 !

New products ideas will be added on a regular basis in this section.

Remember also, that during your stroll in Paris, you can use the Parisian Sparrow Shopping map (on Mapstr application): more than 600 shops are selected especially for you!

Salt marshes cosmetics by ECLAE

What do the salt marshes of Camargue (southern France), pink flamingos and ECLAE brand beauty products have in common? The...

Authentic Parisian roof decoration by Toit de Paris

How would you like to take a little piece of Paris with you? An authentic object which, from its height,...

Wooden puzzle by MICHELE WILSON

From the first children puzzle, born in England in 1760, to the most modern versions of today, the puzzles mania...

Perfumes & cosmetics by FRAGONARD

In 1926, Eugène Fuchs funded the Fragonard House in the city of Grasse. Grasse was the famous French perfumes capital,...

Tea by DAMMANN FRERES

The French Tea History dates back to the Versailles’ court times. The royal court was found of novelties and was...

Leather bags by MOYNAT PARIS

Pauline Moynat was one of the kind ! She was the only female trunk maker of her time… She had...

Shoes by JM. WESTON

The JM Weston saga dated back to the year 1891, when Mr Edouard Blanchard founded a shoes factory in the...

Handmade knife from LAGUIOLE city

The traditional LAGUIOLE style knife is born in the Laguiole village area (in the high plateau of Aubrac in the...

Organic cosmetics by MELVITA

The Melvita brand is one of the French organic cosmetic pioneer. It was founded in 1983 in the south of...

Coin collection & jewelry by MONNAIE DE PARIS

The “Monnaie de Paris” was founded in 864 by the French King Charles II. The King’s purpose was to decree...

Household linen by GARNIER-THIEBAUT

The “Garnier-Thiebaut” brand is one of the 3 last jacquard French manufacturers. Reminder: Jacquard fabric is a textured fabric with...

18th century inspiration artcraft by ANTOINETTE POISSON

When 2 heritage restorers re-discovered the “Domino” paper technique ! In the 1700s, the decorative papers were hand-blocked crafted by...

Tableware, home decoration & jewelry by Alix D. Reynis

The story of Alix D. Reynis is a story of a professional retraining. Law studies, sculptor, notary clerk, construction site...

Cosmetics by L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE

Who would have thought that a small business created in 1976 in the south of France would tun out to...

Underwears, footwears & clothes by LE SLIP FRANCAIS

Impossible not to talk about Le Slip Français, one of the french business success story as we like it !...

Dolls by PETITCOLLIN

In 1860, in the north east of France, Mr Nicolas Petitcollin created a hair accessories workshop. All women had long...

Coated wooden toys by VILAC

The VILAC brand is a well-known company for the coated wood toys  & games. It was founded in 1911 in...

Delicacies by CONFITURE PARISIENNE

It is funny how some business ideas arise…Some times, it just needs a meeting of 2 mothers (Laura Goninet &...

Board Games by DUJARDIN

Some of the traditional french board games are the ‘Mille bornes” game and the ‘Le cochon qui rit “game from...

Winky robot by MAINBOT

In 2017, Boris Kesler (a French hardware entrepreneur) and his wife Amanda Ferreira had a great idea for their baby...

Story mate by JOYEUSE

When Mathieu Roumens, a father of a 3 years old boy, decided to create a story mate for children! In...

Teddy bear & cuddly toy by MAILOU TRADITION

In 2001, Mrs Annick Brault et Réjane Riant decided to take over the teddy bears’ workshop where they where working...

Wooden game by JEU JURA

In 1911 in the Jura mountains area (east of France), Mr Henri Liégeon  founded a wood workshop. 20 years later...

Household linen by LE JACQUARD FRANCAIS

“Le Jacquard Français” brand is one of the 3 last jacquard French manufacturers. Reminder: Jacquard fabric is a textured fabric...

Braided shopping bag by FILT1860

We already know that one of the correct behavior for environmental protection is to avoid the use of disposable bags....

Children book “Lily mène l’enquête” by PEGGY NILLE

“Lily mène l’enquête à Paris” (Lily leads the investigation in Paris) is part of the book collection (Lily cherche et...

Boots by LA BOTTE GUARDIANE

Since 1958, the brand “La Botte Guardiane” has been manufacturing traditional boots used by the “guardians”, the horses and bulls...

Embroidered brooch by MACON & LESQUOY

For once, we will talk about products designed in France …but made worldwide ! 🙂 In 2009, the designers Marie...

Paris city skyline by THE LINE

When a magic moment in a lifetime led to a nice business adventure…! In 2015, Antoine Daniel was lucky enough...

Dry soaps by UNBOTTLED

How to preserve the earth in our daily beauty routine ? By stopping using plastic packings ! And starting using...

Interior decoration items and books by MARIN MONTAGUT

Marin Montagut is a talented illustrator, a flea market – antique shop afficionado and a designer, deeply in love with...

Perfumes & cosmetics by OFFICINE UNIVERSELLE BULY 1803

Iconic perfumer of the XIX century, Jean-Vincent Bully opened a perfumes and cosmetics boutique in Paris in 1803.  He invented...

Leather gloves by MAISON FABRE

Maison Fabre was founded in 1924 by Mr Etienne Fabre in Millau city (Aveyron area in the south of France)....

Blackcurrant (cassis) liquor from DIJON City.

What about testing one of the most famous french apéritif ?  A mix of blackcurrant liquor with a Bourgogne Aligoté...

Liquors by NOYAU DE POISSY Distillery

The NOYAU DE POISSY Distillery, established in 1698, is the last historical distillery in the Paris region.   The Seine...

Luxury items (Clock, Pen, Lighter) by S.T. DUPONT

The history of the S.T. Dupont brand goes back to the year 1872 in Paris. Mr Simon Tissot Dupont, the...

Rubber boots by AIGLE

The adventure started in Paris, in 1853. An american business man, Mr Hiram Hutchinson (1), bought the rubber vulcanization licence...

Miniature shop fronts by LILY LEBEL

“Les boutiques chéries” are exquisite miniature shop fronts ! Mrs Lily Lebel is an independent illustrator and graphic designer.  ...

Book “Paris s’envole” by HELENE DRUVERT

The Eiffel Tower is bored….so she decided to fly away and visit Paris ! Flying over the Seine river, you...

Children book “Les toutous à Paris”

“Les Toutous à Paris” (doggies in  Paris) / for 5 to 8 years old children. A dog is invited for...

Leather glove by AGNELLE

What is the commun fashion trend of the following people ? The AGNELLE gloves ! The company was founded in...

Books & drawings by SEMPE

Mr Jean Jacques Sempé was a famous french illustrator (1932-2022). From the year 1950, he started to sell his humorous...

Candies by PAPABUBBLE

Papabubble was initially created in Spain in 2004. In the candy stores, you can watch the artisanal process of making...

French béret by LAULHERE

The “béret” is the iconic hat symbol of France. It has been used since the XV century in the south...

Opéra inspired candles by UN SOIR A L’OPERA

The brand “Un soir à l’Opéra” (a night at the Opéra) was of course created by an Opera aficionado !...

Chic costume jewelry by GAS BIJOUX

What is the common fashion point between the 3 famous women pictures here after ? The GAS BIJOUX brand !...

Costume jewelry by ASTRANCE & CLEMIDE

Astrance & Clémide is a costume jewelry brand created in 2012 by a former fashion designer. The graphic style highlights...

(Bow)ties by CINABRE

What about wearing the same tie than Mr Emmanuel Macron, the French Republic President ? His favorite ones are the...

Poetic paper lights by PAPIER A ETRES

The first time I saw the Papiers à Etres paper lights, I was in awe !     The poesy...

Perfumes by ORIZA L. LEGRAND

Who would have guess that a brand founded in 1720 would still be there nowadays in Paris ? Fargeon The...

Paris books by BARBARA KAMIR

The publisher Barbara KAMIR is a tireless Paris lover. Since 2015, she had the great idea to compose a Paris...

Fine food & handcraft products by the French Monasteries

Under the brand “MONASTIC (for monastic craft)”, you will find products from small workshops & farms of french monasteries. Around...

Dove jewel by CECILE & JEANNE

CECILE & JEANNE was founded in 1990 by Mrs Jeanne SEROUSSI & her brother Elie. More than 30 years later,...

Baby textile accessories by ATELIER CHOUX PARIS

ATELIER CHOUX was founded in 2016 by Nicolas Smolarski & Daniella Gelman, a French-American couple.   In french, “atelier” means...

Plaster mold kit by MAKO MOULAGES

The ultimate vintage DIY box !  Founded in 1963, the “Mako Moulage” was very successful among the french kids. What...

Luxury knit accessories by MAISON BONNEFOY

100% made in France, Maison BONNEFOY is a luxury knit family business since 1940. Scarves, beanies, gloves, ponchos and even...

Toys & cuddly toys by MOLIN ROTY

In 1972, a group of friends decided to live in community. They renovated a flour mill, located in a place...

Children book “La Tour Eiffel est amoureuse”

What’s happening in Paris ? Why does the Eiffel Tower look like so sad ? She is ….love sick…yes! in...

Book “Paris in bloom” by GEORGIANNA LANE

In my next professional life, I want to be as talented as the photographer Georgianna Lane ! As simple as...

Paris Architecture box by LEGO

For once, not a Made in France idea 🙂 ! The famous LEGO bricks game ! Founded in 1932 in...

Perfumes & candles by DYPTIQUE

This is the story of 3 friends. Mrs Christiane Montadre-Gautrot (interior decorator), Mr Yves Coueslant (theater designer and manager) et...

Parisian soap by CIMENT

Founded  in 2018 by Jérémy & Solène, CIMENT company is a “Made in Paris” soaps factory. Handmade, cold saponified, with...

My fabulous storyteller by LUNII

A french success story as we like to hear about ! 2014: 4 friends, newly graduated, decided to give life...

Children book “Emma à Paris”

The new adventure of Emma the bird who decided to visit its cousin in Paris !   A beautiful book...

Liquors by DISTILLERIE DE PARIS

What about testing some Made in Paris liquors ? Banned since 1914 in the capital city, the Distillerie de Paris...

Paris Honey by MIEL FACTORY

Mr Rémi Porthault is a globe trotter found of honey (= “miel” in french). That is why he created in...

Candles by MAISON TRUDON

In 1643, Mr Claude TRUDON moved in Paris (rue Saint Honoré) and operated a grocery and candles business. He successfully...

Paris Iq Bilingual Game by HELVETIQ

For once, let’s put forward an original idea from Switzerland ! The idea of Mr Hadi Barkat who initially created...

Paris Poster to color by Emilie Ettori

20 beautiful posters of Paris “seen from the sky”, that you can color and frame!    These high quality posters...

Children books collection”La Tour Eiffel”

This books collection gave life to the Tour Eiffel ! Perfect for children from 6 years old, these new readers...

Wood toys, games & puzzles by JANOD

Created in 1970 in the Jura mountains area (east of France) by Louis Janod, the brand was initially dedicated to...

Sneakers by BARON PAPILLON

Founded in 2013 By Mr Eric Lemaitre, BARON PAPILLON is one of the few French luxury brand for sneakers. Manufactured...

Bracelet by LE VENT A LA FRANCAISE

When 2 young students , Mr Louis CHAUMEIL  & Mr Charles TISSIER, decided to create a Made in France fashion...

Pétanque boules by OBUT

Does the French word “Pétanque” reminds you of something ? You know, the typical french game played with steel balls...

Customizable Jewelry by ATELIER PAULIN

What about possessing your own customized jewel ? The one that no one else will wear but you ? Best...

ELYSEE souvenirs

What about participating in the renovation of  the “Elysée” ? Reminder: “L’Elysée” is the french Presidential Palace located in Paris…...

Paris Cola by LA LIMONADERIE DE PARIS

The adventure of Paris Cola started in 2013 with Mr Rodolphe Grosset (1) and Mr Yves Guilloux. Renamed  La Limonaderie...

“Sophie La Girafe” by VULLI

The most famous french giraffe ! It was created in 1961 by Mr Rampeau, during the Saint Sophie day (May,...

Faience tableware by MANUFACTURE DE GIEN

A new tableware idea for your shopping in Paris: the Gien Faience Manufacture ! The Manufacture de Gien was created...

LA COMEDIE FRANCAISE accessories

The well-known House of La Comédie Française is no less than the fondamental institution of the French theater ! It...

Stationary by TOGA

Founded in 2003, the brand TOGA is well known on the scrapbooking & stationary market. A wide range of products...

Jewelry by LES NEREIDES

Les Néréides costume jewelry has made us dream for 30 years now….! And the same founding family (Amaddeo) still runs...