French Merchants

American woman meets Frenchman in the heart of Provence (who can help but fall in love). Thus began a five year, transatlantic courtship, a marriage, a family... On each trip back to France we found ourselves laden with our favorite things that would keep la joie de vivre de France alive in our home back in Boston until our next visit. In 2004, we started French Merchants as a way to share these finds with others. Our sources are companies and artisans who create high quality goods using traditional methods that are historically connected to their respective regions in France. We hope you like our products and their stories as much as we do. May they bring beaucoup de plaisir.
Nancy Wovers Cadène
Jean Martin Cadène
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Nancy Wovers Cadène is an art director and graphic designer by background, Jean Martin Cadène has worked in the hotel restaurant industry in both his native France and in the U.S. They make their home in Boston.

Welcome, bienvenue to our website! Since 2004, French Merchants has offered products from France made with the time-honored techniques and traditions of their respective regions. Each are made with a quality and standard set sometimes hundreds of years ago, in designs that have stood the test of time and ones given a contemporary edge by their current guardians. Take a moment to read each of their stories. We are always adding new finds, so visit us often. May they bring beaucoup de plasir!