The Good Life France Magazine

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Autumn 2022

Discover Aix, the ‘Little Paris’ of Provence, the historic region of Beaune, a land of wine and castles. Beautiful Bordeaux and Normandy. The stork villages of Alsace and the pickled-in-the-past, post-card pretty perched town of Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert. Breath-taking Lavender fields in Provence, castles in the air in Dordogne. Exquisite Villefranche-sur-Mer and Nice. Discover what’s new, the best tours, recipes, a language lesson, practical guides and much, much more…

What’s New?

What’s New? Autumn 2022 palace, above the kings, and has been closed for restoration involving 50 craftsmen for almost two years. Versailles du Barry apt David Hockney at the Bayeux Tapestry Museum 22 September 2022 – 23 April 2023 The Bayeux Tapestry Museum welcomes artist David Hockney for an exhibition of his giant fresco entitled ’A Year in Normandy.’ Hockney moved to Normandy in 2019, and, inspired by the Bayeux tapestry, created a 90-meter long frieze using digital brushes on an iPad. It’s la Rentrée in France, the time of the year when people are back from their summer holidays and there’s a feeling of renewal in the air and it’s the time when museums and galleries put on new exhibitions galore. We’ve picked some of the best new events and openings for this autumn… National Events: Semaine du Gout – Taste Week: A foodie event taking place throughout France. Taste Week hosts events, workshops for the public include cooking classes, tastings and entertainment. 10-16 October, 2022 1st November La Toussaint – All Saints’ Day: a day to remember loved ones who have passed on and place pots of colourful chrysanthemums on their graves. 11th November Armistice Day: commemorative services are held in almost every town and village in France in honour of those who lost their lives in World War I and other wars. Beaujolais Nouveau: the new season’s wine arrives in cafés, bars & restaurants at midnight on Wednesday the night before the 3rd Thursday of November! Chateau Versailles 18 October 2022 to 19 February 2023 New Exhibition: Louis XV, tastes and passions of a King For the first time the Palace of Versailles is presenting a major exhibition dedicated to Louis XV to celebrate the 300th anniversary of his coronation. Born in 1710 in Versailles, Louis XV was the great-grandson of Louis XIV. He became king at the age of five, in 1715, on the death of the Sun King and his reign spanned more than 50 years. The exhibition of more than 400 works looks at the man behind the crown and his passions for science, botany, architecture and more. Madame du Barry’s rooms in Versailles will also reopen to the public. The famous mistress of Louis XV had one of the most refined apartments in the World Poached Egg Championship in Bordeaux, 8-9 October 2022 If you’re lucky enough to be near the Château du Clos de Vougeot in the heart of Burgundy’s wine-growing countryside (Côte-d'Or) on the first weekend of October, you’re in for a treat! It’s the ‘Ouef en Meurette’ World Championship where chefs compete in a poached egg in wine contest. Tastings, cooking classes and fun guaranteed. Palais Galliera, Fashion Museum Of The City Of Paris Frida Kahlo. Beyond Appearances 15 September 2022 – 5 March 2023 Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is one of the most recognized and influential artists of the 20th century. For the first time in France and in close collaboration with the Museo Frida Kahlo, the exhibition brings together more than two hundred objects from Casa Azul, the house where Frida was born and raised: clothes, correspondence, accessories, cosmetics, medicines , medical prostheses… 80 | The Good Life France The Good Life France | 81

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