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. 13

A fun and festive edition: Provence, Christmas markets, brilliant book nooks in Paris, recipes, expat stories to inspire and a whole lot more - fall in love with France with us.

Contributors Brian Beard

Contributors Brian Beard is a writer, broadcaster and author of several books, including The Breedon Book of Premiership Records and Three Lions. He was ghost writer for George Best and is the longest serving football reporter for Sky Sports. J.Christina is the blogger behind www.scribblesandsmiles.net. From the US, J. Christina and her husband share their trips so others can travel vicariously through their scribbles and images. Justine Halifax is a multi award-winning writer who has worked as a journalist and feature writer for 20 years. She writes for the Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post and Sunday Mercury, both in print and online. Dr Terry Marsh is a regular contributor to The Good Life France. He has written many books and runs the France travel website – www. francediscovered.com and www.lovefrenchfood.com. Barbara Pasquet James is a US lifestyle editor, speaker and urban explorer who writes about food fashion and culture, from Paris. She helped launch, write and edit USA Today’s City Guide To Paris and writes at: FocusOnParis.com. Mark Pryor is the author of the best-selling Hugo Marston mysteries set in Paris, London, and Barcelona. He’s also Assistant District Attorney for Travis County Texas. Patricia Sands is the best-selling author of the Love In Provence series, her love letter to France. She writes about and shares her photography of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur regularly at patriciasandsauthor.com Editor: Janine Marsh Deputy Editor: Lucy Pitts Design Support: Kumiko Chesworth Advertising: Mark Marsh Cover photo: Wazim Tagauly, Paris photographer at Wazim Photos

Page 8 Page 16 Page 34 Contents Page 22 FEATURES 8 10 Brilliant Book Nooks in Paris Janine Marsh and Barbara Pasquet James seek out cosy, gorgeous book shops with more than books! 16 Christmas Shopping in Paris Where to go for the best gifts and festive fun. 22 Reblochon Cheese Makers Janine Marsh meets the dedicated cheese makers of Haute-Savoie. 28 A Very French Christmas Le Touquet in the north of France is an especially captivating town at Christmas! 40 Micro Provence Terry Marsh reveals the beauty and charm of the Parc Naturel Regional des Alpilles. 46 Fantastic Flaine in the French Alps Justine Halifax finds Flaine is the pefect family ski destination. 50 Paris Mon Amour Author Mark Pryor reveals why he loves the City of Light... 55 The Belle of the French Riviera Author Patricia Sands stays at a legendary hotel with echoes of an extraordinary past.