Inside the Nov/Dec 22 Issue

by sharon santoni

Our last edition of My French Country Home Magazine 2022 – our November/December issue – is here!

It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is just around the corner, as yet another eventful year trails away behind us. Here at MFCH, the colder months provide the perfect moment to spend downtime with family and friends – relaxing, cocooning, trying out some of our winter recipes and decorating suggestions…

In addition to our full “Discovering Guide” to Fontainebleu, we tour a light-filled, renovated 18th-century apartment in Bordeaux, a sublime 17th-century Norman mansion near Deauville and a charming, antiques-filled home just west of Toulouse. Outdoors, we visit the garden of Michel Bonfils, who transformed his family’s property in the Dordogne into an exotic, otherworldly oasis, plus – how to put your garden to bed for the winter with flower growing aficionado Edouardo Grassi.

On the table, we’re offering up unique and festive recipes to celebrate les fêtes from l’entrée to le dessert, including a spotlight on the humble potato, which everyone knows comes into its own during the colder months. Plus, a Christmas tablescape at the stunning Château de Baronville! And, of course, our annual gift guide – chock-full of inspiring presents to give your loved ones this holiday season.

I hope this edition fills you with holiday cheer and inspiration for the new year! Below, take a peek at just a few of our features, and click below to flip through a full preview…


Fabulous Fontainebleau


Our latest “Discovering Guide” takes you southwest of Paris to fabulous Fontainebleau, a destination deeply rooted in French history, from its royal château to its famous forest. Just an hour’s drive of the capital, look no further than our recommended addresses – from where to stay and eat to all the best thing to do – and prepare a trip fit for royalty. The perfect quick getaway — although you may end up not wanting to leave.

Winter is Coming…

winter garden

The colder months require careful planning, for even the most seasoned of gardeners. For our winter edition, flower grower extraordinaire Edoardo Grassi (who you may recognize as the expert behind our tulip tips from our March/April 22 issue) is on hand with his best tips & tricks for protecting plants through the overwintering period and beyond.

Les Toits de Paris

Paris by day is spectacular. Paris by night is even better. But Paris by rooftop is the best of all… Jérémy Pritchard is a man who is willing to take risks. In love with his city, he has always taken photos of Paris’ architecture, but a few years ago, he upped his game — quite literally. Tired of shooting from street level, he took to the skies, discovering that photographs taken from the City of Light’s rooftops lend an entirely different perspective… don’t miss this stunning “Portfolio!”

An American in Provence

woman in field

In 2016, American photographer Jamie Beck left New York to live in Provence for a few months. Five years on, she is still there, and has no plans to leave. During the pandemic lockdowns, Jamie launched her now-famous “Isolation Creation Series,” where she challenged herself to produce a piece of “photographic art” every day for 60 days. It was not long before her stunning images captured Instagram’s attention. We sat down with her to learn more about her about living in the South of France, her new book An American in Paris and how it feels to share her life so openly on social media.

Don’t miss out on your chance to get our November/December 2022 issue – in print or digital!

cover nov/dec MFCH magazine




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