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. 17

Packed with fabulous features: Carcassonne, Nimes, Orange in Provence, Nice Carnival, Paris at Christmas, Laval in Mayenne, absinthe, the fashion district of Paris, recipes, guides and more. Our secret ingredient is passion!

contributors Michael

contributors 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. 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. Barb Harmon is a freelance travel writer and hopeless Francophile. She and her husband are looking forward to living the good life in France (fingers crossed). She blogs at www.chasingthenextchapter.com 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 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. 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 her photo blog is at: FocusOnParis.com. 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 image: Lori Prosser

contents Features 8 A tale of two cities - Carcassonnne Janine Marsh visits the incredible old city and the 800 year old “new” city at the base. 22 Le Weekend in ... Orange The sunny city is home to a legendary Roman theatre and much, much more. 30 Winter sun in the south The Mimozas resort near Cannes is the perfect winter break destination. 34 Nip to Nimes A vibrant city centre, architecturally splendid and a Roman footprint make Nimes irresisitible. 42 Nice carnival For a real pick me up in winter, there's no better place to be than Nice! 46 Paris at christmas What to do in Paris during the festive holidays, fabulous tips from the locals!