My French Country Home Magazine is back with our July/August 2021 edition, where we continue to bring you the best of summer in France – from a sustainable rosé wine vineyard to a Bohemian hideaway to all the must-visit openings to add to your next trip’s itinerary.
We head down South to the lesser-known Gard region with tips on everything you need for a great getaway. While we’re there, we see inside the showroom of Atelier Vime – a beautiful wicker homewares brand to know. We also pay a visit to Le Petit Bijou, the timeless home-away-from-home of Provençal-style fan Vicki Archer. In the kitchen, we honor the simple pleasures of seasonal food with an ode to family dining and summer recipes from chefs Rachel Baker and Eve Cardi. We also take you on a tour of Gerberoy, the “town of a thousand rose bushes,” as well as the hidden Italian-esque paradise that is the Jardins Abbaye Saint-André and much more.
Take a look at some of our summer features, or click below to flip through a preview — vive l’été !
A Parisian Decorator’s Norman Home
Accompany us to the Normandy coastline to discover Estelle Quilici-Tournier’s charming stone home on the furthest tip of the Cotentin Peninsula. The esteemed Parisian decorator has created a flower-filled family retreat amidst a stunning scenery and was delighted to open her doors to us. Join us for an exclusive look inside!
The Source of Good Living
Crisp, fresh and delicious. On the table this issue, we spotlight the honest tomato with a collection of five wonderfully refreshing recipes from contributing chef Eve Cardi, ideal for warm weather entertaining. From mini-stuffed tomatoes to a summer carpaccio to a whole tomato preserve, you’ll learn everything you need to experiment with the season’s star fruit!
A Guide to the Gard
For our “Discovering France” feature, we head down South to one of France’s lesser-known regions: the Gard. Filled with quaint villages, lovely accommodations, exquisite gastronomic delights and a whole lot of history, it’s the epitome of French charm, and without the tourists! As usual, we share our favorite things to do, places to visit, eat and stay, plus all our other tips for a great getaway.
The Town of a Thousand Rose Bushes
French summer also offers a lot more than what’s down South; the warm-weather season is the ideal time to visit areas of the country with a typically cooler climate. We take advantage of this and travel North to Gerberoy, fondly nicknamed the “chocolate box” village, to discover why this “town of a thousand roses bushes” is one of France’s most charming havens.
We hope you are enjoying your summer and are just as excited as we are about our July/August 2021 issue!