I had an absolutely packed but great week. It’s so hard to believe that it will be November on Tuesday (especially when it’s been 75 degrees in Paris all week). A lot of fun projects I’ve been working on this fall will be announced on Monday to newsletter subscribers first – so make sure you’re on the list! Some of my favorites from Weekend Links Week 44 include a tour of a restored French château, an article on Madame du Barry, Champagne “rules” to follow, and a look at renovation of a hotel purchased on leboncoin (the French version of Craigslist). Enjoy!
Weekend Links Week 44
Pierre Soulages, Painter Whose Iconic Abstractions in Shades of Black Found Power in Light, Dies at 102
Champs-Élysées Holiday Lights to Shine for Shortened Hours
Rare Case of Canine Rabies Discovered Near Paris
Continuing His Grand Sell-Off, Billionaire Ronald Perelman Is Offloading His French Design Collection at Sotheby’s
Over 4 Million Bottles of Spanish Wine Were Labeled as French, Fraud Case Alleges
Pinterest Set to Premiere Original Series A Look at the Louvre
How WWI Helped France’s Canned Food Industry Grow
The Best Paris Hotels Deliver Tiny Jewel-Box Hideaways and Epic Ceilings
French Advent Calendars Available Online 2022. I know it’s early, but these sell out every year. If you want one definitely order now.
City Guide: French-Australian Fashion Photographer Stephanie Lou’s Favourite Spots in Paris
A Glimpse into a French Château Painstakingly Restored by Tino Zervudachi
Typology Is a Buzzy Parisian Beauty Line Full of Elevated Staples
How Toasting Drinks Is A Bit More Complicated In France. A good guide to refer to!
3 Luxury Cruises That Should Be on Your Travel Radar Right Now
From Street Seller to the Royal Fold: King Louis XV’s Mistress was the Ultimate Social Climber
French Christmas Ornaments Available Online. There are some really fun ones this year.
A Haussmann Style Apartment in Bordeaux
Think you Really Know your Champagne? These are the Rules the Smartest Hosts Follow. This made me laugh out loud – so good.
13 Foods And Drinks You Have To Try In Provence, France
Despite a Historic Drought, Bordeaux Winemakers Are Optimistic About the 2022 Vintage
How to Keep Your Silver and Crystal Dazzling for the Holidays
Paris’ Culinary Bookstore Librairie Gourmande Is A Must-See For Foodies
In Pictures: A New Blockbuster Show in Paris Reveals the Surprising—and Utterly Convincing—Connections Between Claude Monet and Joan Mitchell. I went on Friday and it was fabulous. I highly recommend visiting. Get in touch with me here for Paris and France travel planning assistance.
Four Friends who Bought a $243,000 Derelict Hotel in France are Renovating it with Help from Strangers on TikTok
Why Is Everyone Still So Obsessed With Burgundy?
How a French Mom-to-Be Does Pregnancy Style
France Has a Gourmet Food Trail That Runs From Dijon to Marseille
I hope you enjoyed week 44 of Weekend Links! I’d love to hear which articles about France were your favorites. Feel free to send me an email or leave a comment below. Bon week-end à toutes et à tous!