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. 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...

Editor's Letter Welcome

Editor's Letter Welcome to the summer issue of The Good life France Magazine. If you're wondering about that photo of me above, no I've not had a "Honey I shrunk the Kids" moment, I'm holding a giant gingerbread cake in wonderful Dijon, Burgundy! You can read about my visit to research the best things to do plus the restaurants and bars the locals love on page 30. In this issue discover sensational Strasbourg where I stumbled upon a secret speakeasy and probably the oldest wine store in the world where they had a bottle of wine dating to 1472! Find out about Versailles and its opulent chateau, gorgeous gardens and lovely town. Visit Cognac in Charente, and Le Touquet, once the jet setters paradise in the north of France plus the nearby lovely Montreuil-sur-Mer, a tiny hill top town that's making a name for itself in foodie circles. Ian Moore, stand up comedian and author tells us what its really like to run a chambre d'hotes. Lucy Pitts explores the wild side of Provence and Michael Cranmer goes fishing with his feet - a national obsession in France! We pay homage to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame with photos and comments posted by our friends on Facebook; down but not beaten, the "soul of Paris" will be rebuilt. There are useful guides, real life expat stories including Billy and Gwendoline Petherick, stars of Escape to the Chateau DIY; and a fabulous recipe for scrumptious crème brulée. Hope you enjoy this issue and please do share feel free to click the share button! Best wishes Janine Janine Marsh Editor