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. 23

Welcome to the summer! In this issue discover Dijon in Burgundy, sensational Strasbourg (and a secret speakeasy), and lovely Cognac. We'll tell you where the locals go on holiday, the secret places. Visit Versailles and the Paris Opera, Le Touquet - the "Monaco" of northern France and wild Provence. Guides, recipes and more - your trip to France without leaving home...

Tips for souvenir

Tips for souvenir hunters If you’re after something to take home from Strasbourg, don’t miss the year-round Christmas shop. I went on a brilliant summer’s day but it still felt like Christmas inside this quirky store with its Christmas trees and figurines! Un Noël en Alsace, 10 Rue des Dentelles. Gingerbread: Head to the shop of Mireille Oster to buy some of the best gingerbread in town - she’s a 3rd generation maker and travels around the world to source spices for the gingerbread and biscuits which are made to an original recipe. 14 rue des Dentelles. You could also buy some of the local pretty pottery, or kelsch (traditional linen cloth from Alsace), tablecloths, heart-shaped napkins. There are plenty of shops selling them. Where to stay Hotel Hannong in the centre of the city is superb. The breakfast here is legendary, when I mentioned to a hotelier in Mulhouse that my next stop was Strasbourg and the Hotel Hannong they raved about it, and they weren’t wrong. I loved the juice bar and smoothie bar where you can make your own combo – or ask for help. Everything about this hotel is designed to cosset and pamper you. The bathroom products are lovely, the comfiest bed, nothing jars the eye or the senses from the bedroom to the bathroom, bar and breakfast… How to get around You can take the tram – get tickets from vending machine on each platform or at the tourist office. How to get there Train from Paris takes from 1hr 46 mins. Useful websites Strasbourg tourist Office; France. fr