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...


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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.

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To Subscribe to THE GOOD LIFE FRANCE MAGAZINE CLICK HERE SUBSCRIBE The magazine is free to read, download and share Contributors Amy McPherson is a London based travel writer and regular contributor to The Good Life France whose work has been featured in many international publications. When not on assignment, she loves a day spent riding her bike or running along the river Thames, or relaxing with her cat on her lap. Sue Aran is a writer, photographer, and tour guide living in the Gers department of southwest France. She is the owner of French Country Adventures, which provides personally-guided, small-group, slow travel tours into Gascony, the Pays Basque, Provence and beyond. Keith Van Sickle is a writer who splits his time between California and Provence. He is the author of An Insider’s Guide to Provence, One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence and Are We French Yet? Keith & Val’s Adventures in Provence. Read more at Life in Provence. The Good Life France Magazine Front Cover: By renowned Paris photographer Saul Aggo. Find more of his gorgeous photos on Instagram: saaggo and at saaggophoto.com Editor-in-chief: Janine Marsh Editorial assistant: Trudy Watkins Press enquiries: editor (at) the Good Life France.com Advertising: sales (at) the Good Life France.com Digital support: websitesthatwork.com Layout design: Philippa French littlefrogdesign.co.uk Issue 29 Spring 2022, released March 2022 4 | The Good Life France

CONTENTS The Good Life France Magazine No. 29/Spring 2022 ON THE COVER 8 Paris in the spring Is there anything dreamier than the city of love in the spring? We don’t think so… 16 Marvellous markets and Janine Marsh heads for Caen and discovers the historic city has markets to drool over. 36 24 Hidden France: Jewel of the north With its wonderful architecture, incredible wildlife and vibrant town centre, Saint-Omer is simply wonderful. 36 Le Weekend in Metz Just 80 minutes from Paris by train, Moselle’s main city has something for everyone. 48 UNESCO listed Avignon The sunny city in Provence is home to a treasure trove of historic buildings. 48 74 Unmissable Provence Need inspiration for a visit to the south of France? Keith van Sickle shares some of the top sights. The Good Life France | 5