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. 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!

SUMMER Bonnieux is one

SUMMER Bonnieux is one of my favourite villages in the Luberon. It has something for everyone: vineyards, old farm houses, antique shops, lavender fields in July, and great cycle routes around the village. From Bonnieux you can look across the valley to Lacoste, another magical village well worth visiting. Fontaine de Vaucluse is beautiful year-round, but when the temperatures soar in the Vaucluse, it’s great to visit the springs and have a picnic. There are many beautiful spots to sit, relax, eat, drink, and read. The spring is the largest in France, and one of the largest in the world. One of the treats in Fontaine de Vaucluse is the traditional papermill where you can watch paper being made using traditional methods. The view from the old village of Bonnieux to the new church at the bottom of the hill. In summer, night-time classical music concerts take place at the magnificent old cathedral atop the village.

AUTUMN The Café de France is an iconic café in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, perfect for people watching or resting after a day in the market. L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, built around a series of waterways, is most famous for the number of antique shops (the most of anywhere in France outside of Paris). On Sundays the village centre is bustling with the weekly market where you will find traditional clothing and homewares as well as numerous raconteurs selling “antique” finds, not to be confused with the treasures in the antique shops.