The French culture is obsessive compulsive in many regards.
For one, there are a few villages that are not just well known for a particular trade, but in fact are obsessive about it.
Theirs in central France is one example I’ve blogged about. 90% of all cutlery in France is made in the tiny village of Thiers.
Grasse in southern France is another. Here is a snap I took while in Grasse, overlooking the valley below:
Grasse’s claim to fame is the perfume industry. Almost two thirds of all scents in France are manufactured here.