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. 22 | The Good Life France

L’Okara, 24 Rue Froide, 14000 Caen. Welcoming organic and ethical vegetable restaurant that’s perfect for vegetarian and vegan dining. Une Cuillére a Carrée, 22 Rue de Bernières, 14000 Caen. A real favourite with the locals for its refined and delicious menu. Le Pt’tit B 15 Rue du Vaugueux, 14000 Caen. In an ancient building in the medieval district, in a picture postcard pretty street, in the shadow of the great castle ramparts with a superb menu and delicious cocktails – an absolute winner. Bouef and Cow, 6 Boulevard des Alliés. Elegant and welcoming setting overlooking the beautiful church of Saint-Pierre and serving Normandy’s finest burgers and meaty dishes. La Ferme de Billy, 29 bis, 31 Rue de l’Eglise, 14980 Rots. A 15-minute drive from Caen city centre brings you to the glorious apple-growing countryside of Normandy – and a traditional cider farm. The Ferme de Billy’s weekend brunch and Thursday/Friday lunch buffet is the best I have ever been to. A huge choice of local products, beautifully cooked and presented. Afterwards take a walk around the estate with its 13th century chapel. A must if you’re in Caen. Where to stay I stayed at the 3* Hotel Des Quatrans, 17 rue Gémare, 14000 Caen. It’s in a tranquil spot but just steps from the city centre, ideal as a base to visit Caen and the wider area. Go Trade is a European project which since 2017 has worked with English and French partners to support and preserve the role that traditional markets play in daily life. Find our more at: Details of markets and what to see and do in Caen: Did you know: Caen is one of those tongue-twister words non-French find really hard to say. Some say it like ‘con’ which in French means idiot (or worse). It’s more like ‘Carn’ –pronounce the ‘n’ but emphasise the ‘r’! The Good Life France | 23