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. france%5D-%5B300x250%5D- 64 | The Good Life France

The 467-acre 150 room hotel opened in 1909 in honour of King Edward VII who died before he could schmooze there and blag some luxury. The hotel was allowed to keep its royal status. The Jean-Albert Hebrard-designed “white steam ship anchored in the hills” sits above Lac Leman. One of the first spa palace hotels, the hotel has always been a magnet for the rich and famous. The spa’s relaxation lounge is the Aga Khan III’s old apartment. They still have the original chandelier in storage. The Royal was the holiday choice for sultans, maharajahs, shahs, and other royalty as well as celebrities and statesmen. Just 45 minutes from Les Portes du Soleil, Europe’s largest ski area, it hosted the 2003 G8 summit. Frankenstein’s monster would never have made a spa therapist. But he could have been mistaken for a customer. Or health tourist. He had the gait of one. Frankenstein walked like he had a metabolic disorder or a urinary ailment. Or maybe he was just getting used to the very scanty, hardly-there and rather tight briefs the spa staff make you wear. By Kevin Pllley and Janine Marsh Website: Evian Tourist Office Top: © Evian Ville Bottom: Lake © P.Leroy.Semaphor The Good Life France | 65