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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Issue No. 12

Sensational cities to tiny villages, food and wine, culture and heritage. Champagne, an aristocratic saffron grower, Anger, Montparnasse, Morzeine, Carol Drinkwater shares her passion for France. Gorgeous photos and fabulous features will transport you to the heart of France in this brilliant, free magazine...

Gorgeous Gardens of

Gorgeous Gardens of Cohons Close by is Cohons, the only commune in France to boast two classified 'Jardins Remarquables'. The Jardin de Silière is attached to a rather lovely 17th century mansion. The owner will tell you that the people of Langres used to come to this area to pick grapes including Denis Diderot’s father! The garden is of a formal style with fountains, statues and ponds – it’s very romantic, beautiful and tranquil. By contrast the second garden in the town, the Jardin de Vergentière is rustic, vibrant and was noisy when I went there, the sun was shining and a pond full of frogs were clearly loving it and croaking for all they were worth. You’ll also come across the giant snails of Cohons, where the enormous stone escargots will keep the whole family occupied climbing up for the views and running down again! Top of the..... snail ma!

The design of the Jardin de Silière is attributed to France’s most famous gardener Le Notre (he designed the gardens of Versailles and Vaux-le- Vicomte, see page 10). Above : Jardin de Silière, classic design; below left, a giant "escargot" you can cilmb, reminiscent of an Egyptian pyramid; below at the Jardin de Vergentièr