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What we’re READING EXPERIENCE FRENCH ART DE VIVRE VICARIOUSLY THROUGH THESE WONDERFUL NEW-RELEASE TOMES.

J’aime Paris, Alain Ducasse (Hardie Grant Books, RRP $59.95) Super chef Alain Ducasse takes you on a gourmet guide to Paris, stopping at his favourite Parisian markets, specialty shops, restaurants, pâtisseries and more. The journey is replete with lavish photography, and the chef’s engaging sense of humour and passion for good living.

All Good Things, Sarah Turnbull (Harper Collins, RRP $29.99) For many people, finding the love of your life and moving to Paris would be close to having it all. But for author Sarah Turnbull and her husband Frédéric, of Almost French fame, another adventure was awaiting. This memoir chronicles their post-Paris stint in tropical Tahiti.

Lessons from Madame Chic, Jennifer L Scott (Harper Collins, RRP $24.99) An intriguing compilation of the secrets behind French style and joie de vivre, revealing valuable lessons the author learned while living behind Famille Chic’s doors in Paris. The book includes a handy checklist on how you can adopt the effortless style of the fabulous Madame Chic.

How to Sound Like a Champagne Expert, Fritz Gubler and Danielle Viera (Arbon Publishing, RRP $19.99) Can you choose and enjoy the right champagne for the right occasion? This paperback, featuring 50 luxe colour images, includes a helpful aide-memoire with salient details about this tantalising tipple, plus a complete glossary of champagne-related terms. Released August.

Burned, Persephone Nicholas (Random House, ebook, RRP $19.95) Ardent Francophile and Rendez-vous en France contributor, Persephone Nicholas, says travelling in France inspires her. Her award-winning debut novel is a haunting story of loss, love and renewal in which four people are brought together by one horrifying event that will burn them forever.

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Rendezvous en France 2013  

The official magazine of the French Tourist Bureau in Australia. From the grit and excitement of the Tour de France to the glamour of its ma...

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