The Good Life France Magazine




The Good Life France Magazine brings you the best of France - inspirational and exclusive features, fabulous photos, mouth-watering recipes, tips, guides, ideas and much more...


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Christmas special Issue 27

Come to France through the pages of The Good Life France Magazine... Discover: Provence, the hidden gems and most beautiful villages, French Alps, UNESCO listed Rocamadour... recipes and giveways, guides and an interview with international best-selling Kate Mosse who shares her favourite places in France...

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44 30 60 46 Contents Festive food features contd... 36 How to make gummy jellies! Michelin Star chef Marc Meurin shares his favourite gummy jelly recipe. 44 The ultimate French chocolat chaud How to make a scrumptious French style hot chocolate - perfect for Christmas morning! Wine & cocktails 18 Madame Bernadette's Calvados punch Guaranteed to blow your socks off! 20 Brandy cocktails... French bartender Arnaud Volte's "Christmas stocking spritz"! 38 Guide to wine pairing at Christmas They look great hanging from a Christmas tree and taste delicious. 42 How to choose a wine that suits your taste Wine expert Philip Reddaway explains how to choose the right wine for you. 46 The history of coffee in France Sue Aran explores how the French came to fall in love with coffee! Explore France 26 Le Weekend in Boulogne-sur-Mer The historic port town is absolutely perfect for a weekend break.

20 52 Win a fabulous beach holiday! 54 38 60 Visit Paris Virtually! Melissa Barndon explores the internet in search of a Paris fix - and finds you can visit from home... 68 Megeve, French Alps Rupert Parker heads to the Toquicimes food festival 76 Merlot, Queen of Bordeaux Author Michael C Higgins explores Saint Emilion in Bordeaux and its right bank queen - Merlot! 90 The French Republican Calendar The French Revolution led to the introduction of a new French calendar! 92 French Style It'a hard to explain just what makes French style so special We chat to two experts about their style and products. competitions 52 Win a holiday in southwest France 54 Win a set of childrens adorable bedding 54 Win artwork of your choice – 3 lucky winners here 55 Win an absolutely stunning embroidered linen tablecloth 55 Win a gorgeous luxury gift box of fabulous French things 56 Win a lovely Provencal tablecloth 56 Win a copy of Winston Churchill: Painting on the French Riviera 57 Win a copy of Kate Mosse’s The City of Tears 57 Win a fabulous coffee table book by artist Perry Taylor 58 Win a copy of Exploring Wine Regions – Bordeaux 58 Win a Signed Copy of The Secret Recipes of Sophie Valroux 58 Win a copy of Finding Paris: A Novel