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. 16

Bringing you the best of France including captivating towns like sunny Montpellier, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the antiques capital of Provence, Gascony, Chateaux of the Loire Valley, Paris, Lyon, a long lost cheese story, mouth-watering recipes and a whole lot more.

Peter Jones is our

Peter Jones is our regular columnist. A writer and photographer, he lives in Oxfordshire, UK and is a freelance writer for newspapers and magazines. www.jonesphotos.co.uk Rupert Parker is writer, photographer, cameraman & TV Producer. His articles appear in national newspapers, magazines. Read about his latest adventures on his website Planet Appetite & follow him on Twitter @planetappetite. Lucy Pitts is a freelance writer and Deputy Editor of The Good Life France Magazine. She divides her time between the UK and France where she has a home in the the Vendée area, known as the Green Venice of France. www.stroodcopy.com Michael Cranmer is an award-winning freelance travel writer and photographer. He spends most of the winter up mountains writing about, his primary passion - skiing – but also manages to sample less strenuous outings. Colette O'Connor is a writer from California. Her stories have appeared in numerous dailies & magazines. She teaches writing at California State University, but keeps a bag ever packed for Paris, and tries to hold on to all the oh-la-la of it she loves. Editor: Janine Marsh contact editor (at) the goodlifefrance.com Deputy Editor: Lucy Pitts Assistant: Sandra Davis Advertising: sales (at) thegoodlifefrance.com Digital support: Umbrella Web Solutions Artistic support: Kumiko at KumikoChesworth.myportfolio.com Front Cover: Wazim Photos

contents p.56 p. 8 p. 48 Features p. 32 8 Lure of the Loire Janine Marsh visits 5 magnificent chateaux and has a floristry lesson with a legend. 32 Insider’s Guide to Gascony Local, Sue Aran reveals the beauty of the sunny, southern region. 40 Spotlight: Montpellier Janine Marsh visits the vibant sunny town and falls in love with its many faces. 48 Le Weekend...in provence You’ll fall head over heels for pretry Islesur-la-Sorgue, antiques capital of France. 54 Du Pain, Du Vin, Du Train… What to do in one day in Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France. 56 Paris in the autumn Festivals, museums, walks in the parks - ten reasons to take a trip in the fall.