Le Clos du Coudray
The website of one of France's most spectacular gardens and reknowned nurseries.
A to Z of French Food
The "A to Z of French food", a slim pocket-size book by Scribo Edition, is the most complete French menu translator available. Accurate culinary definitions are included along with wine terms, historical information and gastronomic anecdotes.
The coiffeur (hair stylist) who saved my life (see my Paris postcard "For Women Only") and continues to do so once a month! When you visit him, you are his ONLY client. A master.
Unique off-the-beaten-path tours and retreats that
explore the wonderful world of aroma.
ASNAPP (Agribusiness for Sustainable Natural African Plant Products
Multinational organization for the promotion and production of natural plant products in Africa.
Your on line guide to the world of luxurious and historic chteau accommodations in France.
Family-run tours of France.
The best site on the web for lovers of all things French, with terrific articles by fine writers on anything and everything having to do with Paris and the land beyond. Check out my articles on French villages written exclusively for Bonjour Paris.
Brittany Sea Salt
Welcome to the natural world of unprocessed, sun dried sea salt from Brittany!
Chateau de Saint-Jean-de-Beauregarde
Beautiful chateau an hour south of Paris hosts 3 festivals per year: Perennial Plant festival in April; Artisan festival in September; and Heirloom Vegetable festival in November. The chateau, outbuildings, gardens, and fabulous potager are open to the public. Rentals for weddings and other occasions.
Conservatoire Internationale des Parcs et Jardins et du Paysage
This is the part of the site of the Chateau de Chaumont-sur-Loire that deals with the magnificent annual International Garden Festival, which I write about often in Visitez les jardins francais
. By clicking on the names of the display gardens in the list toward the left of the page (Orticulture, etc.), you can see photos of each garden along with a description in English as well as in French. Formidable!
Cook Street delivers refined culinary training by focusing on hands-on learning, menu preparation, palate development and wine education, and by building a rich appreciation for the culture, history and heritage of great cuisine.
Elsie de Raedt
Private garden in the Loire Valley, open by appointment.
France On Your Own
Beautiful web site and quarterly, online and FREE newsletter for the independent traveler to France.
One of the best <I>confiseurs</I> of Haute Provence, this company uses local fruits and almonds to make the most delicious confections. You can order on line and they will ship to the U.S.! A great Provençal tradition, and a great opportunity to savor authentic sweetmeats of Provence.
French Holiday Cottages
Charming vacation homes for rent in Brittany; lots of information for those planning a trip to the region.
French Word of the Day
French words, culture, and more! If you like my site, you'll love this.
"...A growing resource for gardeners." Plenty of articles, links, and shopping too.
Garden Management System
Gardening software for the home gardener to track plant characteristics, requirements, photos and gardening activities.
Global Discount Hotels
Directory only containing details on hotels with current special offers.
Holiday Apartments Paris
Pad-A-Terre offers quality vacation rental in Paris, Paris vacation apartments and holiday apartments in Paris.
Pyrenees Holiday and Gites, Skiing and Hotels in Pyrenees
Johnny's Selected Seeds
One of the greatest catalogs of heirloom and modern vegetable, culinary and medicinal, and flower seeds. Superb service.
Le Gourmet Market
Shipper of real French ingredients and foods difficult or impossible to find in the U.S.
Learn French in FranceLearn French language in France with BLS. Personalized French language courses in France for adults and teenagers. Award-winning schools in Bordeaux, Biarritz.
Les Arts Décoratifs
Website of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, which will reopen in September of 2006 after 10 years of restauration! This museum also manages several other choice museums in the city, including the Camondo Museum.
Spices, oils, floral waters and many other products from Lebanon, including a few hard-to-find kitchen tools, such a vegetable reamer. Source for the excellent Mymouné orange blossom water. Worldwide shipping.
This supplier of Lebanese foods and ingredients ships all over the world! You can get fabulous Mymouné orange blossom water here.
Moulin Jean-Marie Cornille
France's best olive oil, according to me (Barbara Wilde) from the Vallée des Baux de Provence. They will ship anywhere in the world. Buttery, perfumed with fruit, never harsh--in a word, perfect! Pressed from ripe olives.
Mountain Valley Growers
The largest supplier of certified organic herb and perennial plants in the U.S.
Authentic French pastries, flash-frozen & ready-to-bake, delivered to America's doorsteps. Conceived and run by two French sisters, MyBoulangerie offers a full line of viennoiseries, all made in the classic French tradition ... from croissants and pains-au-chocolat to brioches and palmiers. Serving individuals as well as organizations (retail & bulk orders).
Here's where to order Barbara Wilde's latest book, Growing Roses Organically
Seeds of Change
Excellent selection of organic garden seeds.
The highest quality seaweed-based products—masks, muds, creams, and more—used in spa treatments and therapies direct from Brittany, France, available in ingredient form, in bulk, or tailored to suit a brand.
Sélection Gérard Vives
Shop for spices where all the great French chefs do! Gérard Vives sells the world's finest peppers (14 different ones!) and spices, as well as a smattering of oils and other condiments. He ships to the USA...
The Cook's Thesaurus
An excellent site if you're ever uncertain about an ingredient, or what you might be able to successfully substitute for it.
The French Needle
Selling the finest in French needlework kits, books, and accessories
The seed site
A website devoted entirely to seeds. Amateur site with lots of reliable information on collecting, sowing, identifying, storing and just about every other aspect of seeds.
Guide to France including regions, towns, places of interest, activities and events. Includes travel information.