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...

Published by the award winning team at The Good Life France

1 year ago

Issue No. 20

Inspiring, tempting and gorgeous, this issue is packed with destination features - Chartres with its gothic cathedral, the French Riviera, the Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau, the Tarn region, Valence - gateway to the south and more. Mouth-watering recipes, plus useful guides for those dreaming of living in France...

Photo: Remy Catelain

Photo: Remy Catelain Enjoy the ambiance of Cassel There are plenty of charming cafés and restaurants to lure you. Locals love: Kasteelhof (above) and Le Kerelshof II at the heart of the Grand Place. It gets very lively at the weekends and is friendly, fun with a great range of beers and a decent menu of local foods and specialities from carbonnade (beef stew with ale and brown sugar) to potjevleesch (cold meats in aspic) and sugar pie! Take a break: Café aux Trois Moulins, like something out of Maigret story. It’s great for a coffee, beer and robust plates of food like steak frites, friendly staff and very good value. 50 Grand'Place Wine and dine: Fenetre sur la Cour, this Michelin starred restaurant offers a fabulous menu at a non-Michelin price. With a 2- course lunch menu starting at Euros 23.50 or Chef Jean-Luc Paulhan’s 5 course choice with 3 wines at just €62.50 in beautiful surroundings. 5 Rue du Marechal Foch Local specialities and artisans At La Ferme des Templiers, you’ll be tempted by Le Boulet de Cassel, a local mimolette made with milk from a local breed of cow, the Rouge Flamande. Ferme des Récollets is run by the Beun family, and you’ll receive a warm welcome before you fall in love with their cheeses which are mostly made from goats milk. Try the new local brew Bière du Reuze, named after the famous giants of the area You can buy local products in the town at shops in the town at 2 rue Bollaert and 32 Grand Place as well as at the Estaminet Kasteelhof. More info: