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. 18

Inspiring and insightful features, stunning photographs and brilliant reporting on French travel, culture, gastronomy, life in France and a whole lot more...

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contributors Antoine Collas is a marketing specialist and entrepreneur who runs Instagram agency HapTagmedia.com. He's also a brilliant photographer who loves to capture images of his home town Paris and is our valued guest photographer for this issue. 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. Lucy Pitts is a copy writer who runs www.stroodcopy.com. She's also 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. Paola Westbeek is a food journalist with an absolute passion for French cuisine and wine. She loves creating delicious recipes with joie de vivre. You'll find her at ladoucevie.eu and on YouTube at La Douce Vie Food Channel and more of her fabulous recipes at The French Life 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: Antoine Collas

contents Features 8 Provence - ten of the best places to visit Local expert and expat Emily Durand shares her top ten in lovely Provence - simply irresistible. 24 Lovely Lille Discover culture and charm by the bucket load in the northern city. 32 Destination Gastronomique The little hilltop town of Montreuil-sur-Mer in the far north is a foodie's delight. 36 du pain, du vin, du train to Champagne Just 45 minutes from Paris, Reims the capital of Champagne awaits. Take the "bubbles line" for effervescent fun. 44 Aveyron & millau Lucy Pitts discovers the beauty of mysterious Aveyron. 54 le weekend in... sarlat Step back in time and find a pickled in the