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...

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Left: street in Versailles with a nod to the past; above cake at the market, seriously one of the best markets in France... Versailles town The town of Versailles is well worth your time. If it were anywhere else, it would be famous for its splendid houses and grand buildings even without the Chateau, but, overshadowed by the monumental castle, it’s easy to miss the fact that there is history everywhere and lots to see and do. While you’re there don’t miss the fantastic Versailles market. How it hasn’t been voted top market in France is beyond me. Marché Notre Dame was created in the early 1600s and it’s the second largest food market in France. Open every day except Monday, it's brimming with shoppers. The smell of spices, oranges, cooked chickens and fantastic street food is superb. Go through the historic pavilions which serve as indoor markets and on the other side discover little squares lined with cafés full of locals. Versailles is one of those places you have to see for yourself, truly astonishing and unforgettable... The Cultural Travel Company’s tours take place in France and Europe. The Versailles tour includes coach travel from Paris Nord station, hotel and welcome meal and a brilliant guide. I travelled solo as did several other guests on the tour but left with several new friends. I can’t recommend this tour highly enough.