Inside The September/October 21 Issue

by ally redmond
port town honfleur

My French Country Home Magazine is back with our September/October 2021 edition! Here in France, la rentrée is upon us… a change that affects our gardens, our homes and our kitchens, offering the occasion to turn the page with a new season.  

What says fall more than rich colors? We visit a 17th-century orangery to meet the talented Edoardo Grassi, a man who dedicates his life to cultivating jewel-toned dahlias. We discover three exceptional properties: a serendipitously-found apartment in Bonnieux, an old maison de maître that was reborn from ruins and a stately home with sprawling, statement-making interiors. We also sit down with model turned fashion designer Inès de la Fressange to chat business and joie de vivre…. and so much more!

Below, take a look at some of our fall features, or click below to flip through a preview — vive l’automne !


Potager Paradise

table of veggies

What better time to visit a plentiful potager that produces and brings joy all year round but is especially abundant in autumn. We take a tour of the ripe and wondrous vegetable garden at the grand Château de Lude, a property lovingly cared for by Barbara Nicolay and her family. 

Les Bouquinistes

bookseller on seine

Paris is filled with curiosities, but few can say they form part of the city’s landscape. One such case is les bouquinistes de Paris – the classic booksellers on the River Seine, with their distinguishable, regulation green metal boxes that open up to display treasures from the past: antiquarian books, prints, posters, artwork and more. Paris would not be Paris without them.

A Foraged Supper

mushroom dish

On the French table, we discover the flavors of fall with a variety of sumptuous mushroom recipes by MFCH Magazine contributor Elise Dumas. Delicious, earthy, heart-warming and surprisingly versatile, inside our issue you’ll find five ways to enjoy their woody flavors.

Lasting Impressions

honfleur town

Petite but impressive, Honfleur creates everlasting memories for all who visit. For this issue’s “Discovering Guide,” we break down the best of this charming port town, the perfect pit-stop on the Normandy Coast (and well-known place of inspiration for the French Impressionists!) – from where to stay and eat to the best things to do. 

 We hope you are enjoying your summer and are just as excited as we are about our September/October 2021 issue!


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