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  • Laguiole Knives

    Aveyron's famous Laguiole knives can be bought at the new factory, designed by Philippe Starck, at the edge of the village of Laguiole. More
  • L'Airelle

  • L'Artisan Parfumeur

    Established in 1976 by perfumer-chemist Jean Laporte, this tiny French perfume house in the Marais woos shoppers with rows of impeccably packaged f... More
  • Laurette de Moro

    Years as agent: 15. Other specialty: France. Consulting fee: Varies. ldemoro@earthlink.net More
  • Le 14

    The hottest after-hours address in town is a bar-lounge that was designed by its architect-owner, Guy Falco, to look like a riad in Marrakech. Cre... More
  • Le Bac à Glaces

    Set amidst high-end shops on the Left Bank, Le Bac á Glaces, or Ice Tray, specializes in ice cream and sorbets made the old-fashioned way in variou... More
  • Le Balajo Dance Hall

    Decades of fads and trends haven’t changed this old-fashioned, working-class dance hall much. Operating since 1936 on Rue de Lappe in the Bastille ... More
  • Le Bar a Vins

    Bordeaux fussy and overpriced? Not at this bar run by the region’s wine council. Architect Françoise Bousquet has appointed the soaring Neoclassica... More
  • Le Black Pearl

  • Le Blue Note

    Even if you aren't a fan of samba, bossa nova, batucada, or any kind of dancing for that matter, the casual atmosphere and quality of live music at... More
  • Le Bon Marché

    The oldest department store in Paris, Le Bon Marché is considered by some to be the first department store in the world. The store's departments in... More
  • Le Boulanger de Monge

    The long line down the sidewalk in front of this Latin Quarter bakery says it all: Boulanger de Monge is a local favorite. Fastidious bread bakers ... More
  • Le Café de la Plage

    The beachfront bar near the Plage du Prado is where young surfers and their admirers flirt over fruity cocktails. More
  • Le Cafecito

    A rotating roster of guest DJs sets the tone at the tiny zinc bar with a loyal following. The festivities often spill into the street. Late night, ... More
  • Le Creuset Outlet

    Follow the hordes of fresh-off-the-boat Brits as they stampede into this small farmhouse-like store just outside of Calais. Sure, there are Le Creu... More

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