The Good Life France Magazine




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Issue No. 28

This gorgeous issue is stuffed full of fabulous features from beautiful Annecy to the sunny southern Basque country and the city of Pau, the Canal du Midi and much more. There’s a fabulous photo essay of the four seasons of Provence, practical guides and recipes galore with a focus on the gastronomy of the Touraine region in the Loire Valley - from an ancient recipe for macarons to more-ish nougat cake!

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atmospheric property with wooden galleries overlooking cobbled courtyard. Open daily except Monday and major public holidays. Watch a sporting event Le Grand Prix de Pau takes place around the city streets in May, and lovers of equestrian sport will flock to the town from 21-25 October for the 4* equestrian Three Day Event. Pau is also one of the top three towns to host the Tour de France. PAU ESSENTIALS GETTING THERE: By train: Daily TGV services to Paris, Toulouse and Bordeaux. The SNCF station is in the lower town with funicular access to the town centre. By air: Pau airport is 13km from the town centre. Fly to Pau from London- Heathrow with Air France. Or to Toulouse (195km) or Biarritz (125km) WHERE TO STAY AND EAT Gillian stayed at the Hotel Parc Beaumont which has 75 rooms, a spa, gourmet restaurant, café, and private parking hotel-parc-beaumont.com. She ate at Le Poulet à 3 Pattes, 26 Boulevard des Pyrénées – outside terrace or inside tables. For the loftiest view of all, book a stay at Le Belvédère AirBnB, a micro-maison with just one double bed, tiny kitchen and shower room in a glazed turret several storeys up. TOURIST INFORMATION: Visit tourismepau.com