Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte look as dear as ever

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte were as dear as ever as they walked hand in hand during a visit to a historic building

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte looked as dear as ever as they walked hand in hand during a visit to the historic building.

President Macron, 40, and the first lady, 65, visited Villa Viardot as part of the French Heritage Days in Bougival, near Paris.

The couple shared jokes, touched each other affectionately and held each other's hands as they sat in the audience during a speech.

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte were as dear as ever as they walked hand in hand during a visit to a historic building

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte were as dear as ever as they walked hand in hand during a visit to a historic building

Mrs. Macron opted for an elegant pink coat as the colder months approached, while her husband looked sharp in a two-piece navy blue suit.

During the day there were probably discussions about the restoration plan of 15 million euros of 19th century property.

It was reported that the building will be transformed into a center dedicated to romantic music by 2022, according to Le Point.

President Macron, 40, and the first lady, 65, visited Villa Viardot as part of the French Heritage Days in Bougival, near Paris.

President Macron, 40, and the first lady, 65, visited Villa Viardot as part of the French Heritage Days in Bougival, near Paris.

President Macron, 40, and the first lady, 65, visited Villa Viardot as part of the French Heritage Days in Bougival, near Paris.

The couple shared jokes and touched each other affectionately while attending the historic building

The couple shared jokes and touched each other affectionately while attending the historic building

The couple shared jokes and touched each other affectionately while attending the historic building

His departure occurs as it was reported that the collection of presidential wines has 14.00 bottles, so precious that few are allowed to enter the warehouse where they are stored.

It was also stated that the chefs who cook for the family use 150-year-old pans and the flowers in the palace have a shelf life of only a couple of hours.

These and other peculiarities behind the setting of the Elysee Palace had a rare public broadcast on Saturday, when the home of French presidents since 1848 opened its heavy and typically closed doors to a small but fortunate group of ordinary citizens.

They also held hands as they sat in the audience during the speeches at Villa Viardot

They also held hands as they sat in the audience during the speeches at Villa Viardot

They also held hands as they sat in the audience during the speeches at Villa Viardot

Mrs. Macron opted for an elegant pink coat as the colder months approached, while her husband looked elegant in a two-piece navy blue suit.

Mrs. Macron opted for an elegant pink coat as the colder months approached, while her husband looked elegant in a two-piece navy blue suit.

Mrs. Macron opted for an elegant pink coat as the colder months approached, while her husband looked elegant in a two-piece navy blue suit.

Tastes and presidential menus remain one of the best kept secrets of the Elysee.

Chef Guillaume Gomez did not answer questions about the Macrons' meals. The French leader once said that his favorite dish is blanquette de veau, a traditional veal stew in creamy white sauce.

"Unlike a restaurant, we work daily with the stations, the activity and the news events of the president," he said.

The basement kitchen used to be a stable for horses. It was converted at the end of the 19th century and renovated in 1989.

During the day there were probably discussions about the restoration plan of 15 million euros of 19th century property

During the day there were probably discussions about the restoration plan of 15 million euros of 19th century property

During the day there were probably discussions about the restoration plan of 15 million euros of 19th century property

It has been reported that the building will be transformed into a center dedicated to romantic music by 2022, according to Le Point

It has been reported that the building will be transformed into a center dedicated to romantic music by 2022, according to Le Point

It has been reported that the building will be transformed into a center dedicated to romantic music by 2022, according to Le Point

A complete set of copper pots and pans from 1845-1865 hang on the wall and are used daily.

Gómez said that copper would corrode if the frying pans were inactive. "If it is not used, it gets hot, it cools, it gets hot, it cools, it dies," he said.

From the kitchen, a dark corridor leads to one of the most protected places in the Elysee: the cellar.

A first room presents a selection of classic wines for working lunches and dinners and a selection of aperitif drinks. The second winery, much larger, is protected by a closed door. The highest quality bottles are stored there and entry is forbidden to all visitors.

His departure occurs as it is reported that the collection of presidential wines has 14.00 bottles, so precious that few are allowed to enter the warehouse where they are stored

His departure occurs as it is reported that the collection of presidential wines has 14.00 bottles, so precious that few are allowed to enter the warehouse where they are stored

His departure occurs as it is reported that the collection of presidential wines has 14.00 bottles, so precious that few are allowed to enter the warehouse where they are stored

The mission of the chief sommelier is to select wines that fit the chef's menu and buy the best vintages to replace them: exclusively French, of course.

The multiple underground corridors look like a labyrinth for strangers. But the smell of the flowers points the way to the rooms of the florists.

Three people prepare centers of tables of flowers that later will be systematically reused in other bouquets of flowers. The flowers are only displayed when necessary for an event, and then immediately return to the cold room in the basement of the Elysee.

The flowers come from France and other producers such as the Netherlands and Ecuador.

It was also stated that the chefs who cook for the family use 150-year-old pans and the flowers in the palace have a shelf life of only a couple of hours

It was also stated that the chefs who cook for the family use 150-year-old pans and the flowers in the palace have a shelf life of only a couple of hours

It was also stated that the chefs who cook for the family use 150-year-old pans and the flowers in the palace have a shelf life of only a couple of hours

Marianne Fuseau, principal florist, explained that flowers combine to fit tablecloths and cutlery "to avoid bad taste".

She also verifies that the colors do not conflict with the clothes worn by the visiting heads of state. She uses roses, but avoids the lilies, too fragrant and mimosa, because they can cause allergic reactions.

Around 340 people registered on the Elysee website to visit the palace.

The presidential newly opened online boutique sells branded bowls, pens, t-shirts and other products to help finance the renovations of the palaces.

A watch with a red, white and blue bracelet and a bag with the caption "Premiere Dame & # 39; (& # 39; First lady & # 39;) are among the items. All the goodies are made in France.

The European Heritage Days, also called Open Heritage Days, are held every September, and many monuments and sites throughout the continent are open to the public free of charge. The program was launched by the Council of Europe in 1985, and in 1999 it joined the European Union.

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