Have you delved into our fall edition of My French Country Home Magazine – September/October 2022? In France, la rentrée is a time of renewal, and we’re here to inspire with tips for fresh touches on homes & gardens.
In this issue, we spotlight the home of former model turned landscaper Suzanne Meijer and a legendary haven in Vendée created by the composer, William Christie. Indoors, we tour three different houses that have succeeded in retaining their original charm while adding modern updates for contemporary living.
Speaking of… the end of summer often comes with the best of intentions to eat healthier — but isn’t life too short to deny ourselves a slice of cake? Frank Adrian Barron (aka “Cake Boy Paris”) is a creator of sweet treats as delectable for the eye as they are for the palette, and we’re thrilled to share some recipes from his very first cookbook.
Finally, we love planning trips to have something to look forward to Dijon, with its bustling gourmand food scene and stunning local architecture, is the perfect detour for a weekend, if you’re heading to the Burgundy region.
I hope this edition fills you with inspiration for autumn! Below, take a peek at just a few of our features, and click below to flip through a full preview…
La Belle Vue
In the picturesque village of Neffiès, Occitanie, Swedish couple Yvonne and Micke live in and run “La Belle Vue:” a charming B&B renovated with love and attention. The house, built in 1854, used to belong to the village’s prestigious winemaker and passed through several hands over the years. By the time Yvonne and Micke bought it, it was in a terrible state, but the floors, doors, windows and original details were still in place and could be salvaged; the couple is proud of having carried out almost all the work on the home themselves. Learn all about the renovation in our this issue…
Detour to Dijon
Dijon — the Côte-d’Or capital of Burgundy, a region in northeastern France — is a mecca of culture, history and gastronomy that offers much more than mustard… Burgundy is renowned for its elaborate architecture, ancient history, gastronomic reputation and, with its long stretches of rolling vineyards, for being one of the principal wine-making areas of France. Every year, foodies, oenophiles and culture-seekers from far and wide flock to get a taste of the region’s myriad riches. And not to be missed on any tour of Burgundy is Dijon: the district’s capital. This may conjure up an image of a jar of mustard, which wouldn’t be wrong — it rose to fame when it introduced the world to la moutarde de Dijon back in 1856. Learn all the best addresses in our Sept/Oct 22 issue “Discovering Guide!”
Treasure Island: A Guide to L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Travelers in search of French antiques stream year-round to the inland island of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. This small Provençal town has a vintage treasure for everyone — no matter how small your pocket or large your shipping container. The picturesque town alone is worth a detour from Avignon’s famous bridge, summer’s haze of rolling, lavender-filled fields and the ritzy resorts on the Côte d’Azur. The “island” is a haven for art and antiques and beloved for its wealth of vintage shops and weekend markets, attracting hundreds of thousands of hopeful hunters each year… uncover the secrets in our latest issue…
A Timeless Garden
In the Seine-et-Marne region, on the periphery of Fontainebleau forest, former model turned landscape designer Suzanne Meijer has created her dream garden, where structured topiary is softened by colorful flowers and perennials. From the road, you can just about make out the gamekeeper’s house at the Château de Bourron-Marlotte. Nestled in the heart of a park filled with free-roaming deer, this is where Suzanne Meijer has honed her green-thumbed talent to experiment with shape, color and the region’s hardy plants.
Don’t miss out on your chance to get our September/October 2022 issue!