Bring a touch of Paris, la Ville lumière, to your kitchen with the addition of any number of Paris-themed French kitchen / tea towels available from Au Bon Goût Boutique, otherwise known as ‘torchons’. These torchons will immediately transform your kitchen from an otherwise ordinary décor to a French ‘cuisine’ – bringing Paris directly into your kitchen. Available in a plethora of colors, textures, and patterns, all you need to do is to make your selection based on your taste and preferences.
French Kitchen / tea towels are a kitchen staple serving a myriad of purposes. A quick wipe of hands after a wash, handling something hot on the stove, drying dishes, or wiping off some spills on the kitchen counter are a few uses of a ‘torchon’ - the French kitchen tea towel - out of many. They are environmentally friendly and can be washed and used multiple times, always emerging as good as new.
Here are a few Paris-themed kitchen / tea towels from various French manufacturers that we especially liked if you’re looking to transform your kitchen à la françaiseBeauvillé Kitchen / Tea Towels
Beauvillé, Les Toits de Paris Beauvillé, Les fleurs de Paris
Beauvillé table linens and tea towels are considered by many to be true works of art. All are made 100% in France in Ribeauvillé, the Alsace region of France, using a sophisticated silk-screening process of up to twenty different colors. Beauville tea towels are made using 82% cotton and 18% linen to yield a higher quality output, bright colors, and long-lasting prints.
Both have several iconic designs of Paris –as seen from the towel, Les Toits de Paris (above) available in both blue and red showing Parisian rooftops and the Eiffel Tower looming in the distance in crisp detail. The addition of a small cat scaling the rooftops adds a bit of interest; and Paris Fleurs, again the image of the Eiffel Tower, only this time, in springtime when pink magnolias bloom. The vibrant hues are ideal for summer, reviving images of the classic phrase, April in Paris.
Garnier-Thiebaut Kitchen / Tea Towels
The Paris Champ de Mars Kitchen Tea towel is one of several towels in the Garnier-Thiebaut architectural series collection, which highlights Paris's French emblems and monuments. This series is available in blue canard, celadon, pink/rose, and tomette - tile red. These jacquard dish towels are 100% made in France, machine washable and 100% damask cotton.
This Eiffel Tower Vintage celadon kitchen towel merges the blue and grey hues beautifully with the words “Paris” woven in a 19th century cursive font just behind the historical monument. Always popular, it evokes France during la Belle Époque.
Lastly, the contemporary Bistrot Jaune design by Garnier-Thiebaut in yellow captures woven images we have come to associate with Paris: Notre Dame de Paris, a Parisian bistro chair, an afternoon espresso, a wine glass. Below these symbols, are the letters spelling “Paris” in a checkerboard motif.
Garnier-Thiebaut’s Louvre Museum Series
For those who associate world class museums with Paris, then consider Garnier-Thiebaut’s special Louvre Museum series showing 3 of the world’s most famous masterpieces we associate with The Louvre: the marble Venus de Milo Greek sculpture by Alexandros with her iconic missing arms; the magnificent Victory of Samothrace sculpture dating back to the 2nd century BC representing the goddess Nike, goddess of Victory, with arms and headpiece missing; and of course, La Jaconde – the Mona Lisa painted by da Vinci.
Torchons & Bouchons Kitchen / Tea Towels
Torchons & Bouchons, a division of Winkler designs and manufactures kitchen linen in France. Their towels are all printed on 100% cotton and are inspired by France's rich cultural patrimony...from French wines and traditional recipes to famous monuments and French history. A popular line of Torchons & Bouchons is the Albert Dubout Cat Collection which is based on cat illustrations and drawings drawn by the famous French cartoonist and illustrator, Albert Dubout.
Paris Life Towels - La Vie Parisienne
These towels are 3 of many from Torchons & Bouchons collection highlighting the heritage and gastronomy of France. These colorful towels are illustrative of various Parisian shop façades – a boulangerie, Fromagerie, and a patisserie.
Dubout Cat Series. Famed French illustrator and cartoonist Albert Dubout first published his collection of his famous cats drawn in black and white in his book “Entre Chats” (“Between Cats”). Torchons & Bouchons has captured these famous Dubout drawings – strongly associated with French cultural history - in their whimsical Dubout Cat Series.Paris is Always a good Idea…
While there are countless reasons for traveling to Paris and France itself, be it to experience its sites, monuments, gardens, world-class museums, a dynamic fashion scene, phenomenal cuisine, or beautiful outdoor markets—etc., there is no need to wait to bring a little slice of Paris into your kitchen today by adding some Paris-themed authentic French kitchen/tea towels. No passport or hotel reservations necessary!