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

Spring 2022

Discover Paris in the spring, Caen in Normandy and its marvellous markets plus Yvoire, a picturesque village on the edge of Lake Geneva in Haute-Savoie. Explore Saint-Omer, a historic city in the far north that's full of secrets and treasures, and Evian, where Frankenstein's monster stayed! Head with us to Metz in Lorraine to find out about its incredible past, La Couvertoirade, one of the prettiest villages in France, and the UNESCO heritage of Avignon. Guides, gorgeous photos, what's new in France, the best tours and delicious recipes from the legendary Le Nôtre bakery in Paris - and more. MOVING TO FRANCE? can help. They take care of all the paperwork, the packing and your precious things. Get a free quote and expert help. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT CLICKMOVES.COM - ENQUIRIES@CLICKMOVES.COM 100 | The Good Life France

Limousin Limousin has been my home for many years. I moved across with my family and we saw our quality of life sky-rocket. We are surrounded by clean air, open spaces and delicious food. The region is best known to holidaymakers for its outdoor pursuits, thanks to the proliferation of rivers that flow through the area, as well as numerous springs and lakes. Cycling, sailing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing are very popular such as at Lac Vassivière, a man-made lake of 1000 hectares where you can swim and do all manner of water sports as well enjoy walking trails and boat rides to a central island with a sculpture park, café and museum. Summers here are long and hot. This is the least populated region in mainland France, though that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to do year-round. A roll-out of high speed fibre optic in Limousin as well as Government support for the area to be rejuvenated as a potential tech centre has seen both second and permanent home status rocket in the last two years. The properties available here are simply remarkable value for money. The average house price in my department – Haute Vienne, which is home to the city of Limoges, is €121,500 while in the neighbouring Creuse they are just €80,000! Burgundy Burgundy is the place to explore if you like vineyards, rolling hills and exceptional food. The locals are proud of the wide choice of incredible wine they can choose from – much of it from little known vineyards, off the beaten track. Local agent knowledge about where to live is the key here as it’s such a diverse area. Without that expertise you could miss out on discovering the most popular villages, where to get the best wine and which markets offer the freshest produce. If you enjoy the finer things in life you’ll love Burgundy. e Puy en Velay Burgundy Auvergne Limousin cattle Auvergne has the most dramatic landscape of all the regions. It’s a land of dormant volcanoes, hulking mountain ranges and bustling towns and cities. If you like the outdoor life then this region has to be on your shortlist. Hiking, biking, skiing, snow-boarding and jumping off the side of a mountain in a wing suit are just some of the madcap things on offer. And, if you like being close to a ski-lift but find the prices in the Alps or Pyrénées a little heady then take a look in the Auvergne. Mont Dore ski resort at the foot of Puy de Sancy is ideal for beginners, intermediates and families. The resort has a connection to Besse ski resort. A Spa town with traditional restaurants, shops, ice skating rink, bowling alley, casino and cinema. Equally as busy with summer activities and music festivals. It’s ideal for permanent residence, a holiday home or just a rental investment with almost all year round rental potential.” The average house price in the Puy de Dome is just €160,000. Find out more properties in the Auvergne The Good Life France | 101

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