Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Raffles Udaipur, is an evening of literature, love, and art as part of Bonjour India 2022.
Wine and cheese is a combination to die for on most days. Add to it a wonderfully appealing side of culture, and the stage is set for an evening to remember.
Raffles Udaipur brings to its guests an evening of sensory perfection with mouthwatering wines and cheeses. At the heart of it all lies a soothing and neverending conversation on love, spearheaded by a renowned French writer-director rather infamous for championing it through his work.
As part of Bonjour India 2022, author Philippe Claudel has been on tour in India for some time now. Starting from Delhi, the author has graced lucky fans all the way across Udaipur to finally end in Jaipur.
The Bonjour India festival marks 75 incredible years of Indo-French relations. It’s intented to showcase Indo-French collaborations across diverse domains including education, science, literature, cinema, gastronomy, street art, performing arts, and photography.
Raffles Udaipur, being a private oasis for the well-travelled population looking for some zen therefore creates the perfect setting for an interactive session. Entitled Love & Art, this beautiful journey is part of the 4th edition of Bonjour India.
As of 8 April, The Writers Bar at Raffles Udaipur and the French Institute in India have come together to create the ultimate exclusive literary exerpience. While you soak in the majestic views, revel in some of the finest wines and sample some exquisite cheese, Philippe accompanied by the well-established journalist Kaveree Bamzai take you through Love and Art.
For the uninitiated, Phillipe is a celebrated French author and film director with a decorated career of writing short stories, novels and screenplays. His film I’ve Loved You So Long won the 2009 BAFTA for Best Non-English-Language Film.
Moderating the session is Kaveree, currently an independent journalist with over thirty years at renowned publications such as India Today, The Indian Express and The Times of India. She launched her career as a sub-editor-cum-film-reviewer at The Indian Express, Ahmedabad, in 1988, having inherited her love for movies from her late father. She was the first, and so far, only woman editor of India Today.
A sanctuary for the literary savants and the well-travelled alike, The Writers Bar showcases a series of collector’s edition travel books that transports guests through its pages. Art and culture is at the core of the magnificent world of Raffles Udaipur and The Writers Bar is a safe haven for a seamless flow of thoughts and ideas from across the globe.
Located in the romantic and historic city of Udaipur, Rajasthan, Raffles Udaipur is reminiscent of a grand country estate that brings a private oasis experience on an island. With this perfect setting and distinguished guests to take you through the night, the Love & Art session is set to be unlike any other.