Very nice pipe. While most of pipes are from Italy, Denmark, Ireland or the good ole USA, i have had a rugged little French Cherry Wood by the folks at Ropp. It has served me well for many years and still smokes and looks wonderful. With proper care and cleaning It will be enjoyed by your children long after you have moved on to your reward.
I don't find a lot of French pipes at any of my local tobacco shops. The Italians, Irish, Danes and Brits seem to make up the major part of the import market. Your pipe is a beautiful piece. I'd love to see more French pipe choices here in the States.