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. 14

From Paris to the Loire Valley, and everywhere in between, how to live like a millionaire in Nice on a budget, French island hopping, a fairy tale chateau and Monet's Garden in Giverny. Everything you want to know about France and more.

Contributors Daniel

Contributors Daniel Galmiche is a French chef and author of The French Brasserie Cookbook and Revolutionary French Cooking. He's a regular guest on BBC's Saturday Kitchen and passionate about using produce from local, sustainable resources. Find out more at Daniel Galmiche.com Sara Neumeier is a New York food stylist who shares a summer cottage in the Dordogne with her parents. She and her recipes are featured in the memoir Beginning French by Les Américains Peter Jones is a writer, photographer and radio presenter who loves food and travel. He lives in Oxfordshire, UK and is a freelance writer for newspapers and magazines. Find out more at Jonesphotos.co.uk Rupert Parker is a writer, photographer, cameraman & TV Producer. His special interests are food & travel. His articles appear in national newspapers, magazines, and global websites read about his latest adventures at Planet Appetite & on Twitter @planetappetite. Lucy Pitts is a freelance writer and Deputy Editor of The Good Life France. She is a professional copywriter who runs Strood Copy. She divides her time between France and the UK. Her favourite place is the Vendée area, known as the Green Venice of France. Editor: Janine Marsh contact editor (at) the goodlifefrance.com Deputy Editor: Lucy Pitts Advertising: Mark sales (at) thegoodlifefrance.com Digital support: Umbrella Web Solutions

Page 56 Page 8 CONTENTS FEATURES 8 Monet’s Garden in Giverny It’s the most visited private garden in western Europe and here’s why... 22 The Chateau du Rivau A Loire Valley fairy tale castle to swoon over - it's gorgeous. 32 Cycling in the Ardeche Lucy Pitts falls in love with the wild and dramatic beauty of the Ardeche. 40 Bordeaux – Wine, Rivers & Chateaux Rupert parker says a cycling/barge holiday in Bordeaux is bound to float your boat. Page 50 46 Ile D’Aix, Charente-Maritime The perfect little island for chilling out and getting away from it all. 50 How to live like a Millionaire in Nice... on a budget A break in the sunny southern city doesn’t need to break the bank! 56 The Loire Valley – like you’ve never seen it before The secret side to this beautiful area and a few surprises too!