Try these traditional French treasures, with decidedly modern variations.
If your trip to France spans a year or more, you might be able to sample the country's hundreds of cheese varieties. Luckily, Fromages will bring the cheeses you've missed to your doorstep, shipping perfect wheels of Brie, bleu d'Auvergne, Camembert and more within 24 hours of ordering. Cheese boards change seasonally. About $35 to $100 or more. www.fromages.com
Aristocrats and noblemen showcased their posh taste during the 18th century down to the smallest detail, including distinctive, miniature snuff boxes. Today, Limoges boxes continue to reflect their owners' style and passion, even without the snuff. Artoria artisans use traditional methods to sculpt and hand-paint the objets d'art. Bichon Frise Limoges box, $242. www.artoria.com