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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. 25

In this issue, visit France from home - Gascony, and Provence, fabulous day trips from Paris, captivating Toulouse and charming Northern France. Recipes, guides and a whole heap more to entertain and inspire...

4 Cultural Visits Castle

4 Cultural Visits Castle of Monte-Cristo, Ile de France Alexandre Dumas built himself his dream home at the height of his glory in 1844. He had had huge success with his books the Three Musketeers and the Count of Monte Cristo and called his very extravagant home, a castle in fact, the Chateau de Monte Cristo. His study was in the neo-gothic style Chateau d’If next door. Dumas though was a party animal and instead of writing more best sellers, he lived it up and, riddled with debt in a few short years he had to sell it for much less than it cost to build and furnish. It’s a fascinating place to visit, as he called it “an earthly paradise.” Either take the Train from Gare Saint-/Lazare or RER line A to Marly Le Roi, then bus 10 to Lesamps and a short walk. Details: chateau-monte-cristo.com Moret-sur-Loing, Seine-et-Marne Ile de France Ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, Moret-sur-Loing has oodles of charm. A gem located in Seine-et-Marne, Moret-sur-Loing captivated the painter Alfred Sisley, who captured the medieval charm of the village in many of his paintings. Moret-sur-Loing Tourism Want more ideas for Paris day trips? A free book is in progress! Just subscribe to The Good Life France Newsletter so you don’t miss it when it comes out…