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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60 DISCOVER 42 Plus Beau Village One of the best preserved Templar Knights villages in France, La Couvertoirade is a great place to visit. 56 Lost Monuments of Paris Sue Aran uncovers the stories behind some of Paris’ most beautiful lost buildings. 60 Spotlight on Evian The tranquil city where Frankenstein once stayed! 66 Active by Nature Amy McPherson finds beauty and adventure in unspoiled Vercors in south-east France. 89 French Canals Author David Jefferson cruises the mighty river Rhône. 94 PHOTO SPECIALS 94 Your Photos Featuring the most beautiful photos shared on our Facebook page. 70 The Pearl of Lake Geneva Photo Essay of the gorgeous medieval village of Yvoire in Haute-Savoie. REGULARS 78 What’s New New series – all the news and events you need for your next trip to France. 78 84 Tours de France The very best of France for tours and holidays. 6 | The Good Life France

92 Language New series – 5 Minute French Lesson. 118 Last word Life in rural France. 36 GUIDES 98 Central France A look at the property scene in Auvergne, Burgundy, Centre and Limousin. 103 What is a French Vie Assurance? The experts explain how it all works and what it means. BON APPÉTIT The famous Le Nôtre boulangerie in Paris shares scrumptious recipes… 104 Croissant Make France’s favourite pastry like a pro. 108 Chocolate croissant Be inspired to make this irresistible treat. 24 112 Brioche pudding Utterly, butterly scrumptious brioche. 114 French Almond cake This sweet treat is sure to become a favourite home bake. 116 Pain d’épices des Gâtines Delicious and oh so moreish spice cake. 112 4 Subscribe to The Good Life France Magazine Everything you want to know about France and more The Good Life France | 7