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The art of living

The Permanent exhibition

Wine is inextricably linked to the concept of sharing and conviviality, and tasty treats are never far away. From the most modest of picnics to the grandest of tables via the French art of gastronomy, it celebrates a particular art of living.

Let’s eat! Accompanied by historian Franck Ferrand, discover the art of serving wine with its precise gestures, codes and specific tableware since ancient times. Examine the different ways of sharing wine with journalist Ariane Massenet, and listen as chef Hélène Darroze tells you about the French art of gastronomy.

From the various aspects of wine sharing across the world to the ancestral art of wine service via the many subtleties of gourmet meals, the French art of living – recently recognised as part of humanity’s intangible heritage by UNESCO – will soon reveal all of its secrets!

From the various aspects of wine sharing across the world to the ancestral art of wine service, the French art of living will soon reveal all of its secrets!

 

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