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

7 months ago


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Brimming with fabulous features combined with stunning photographs – inspiring, entertaining and informative destination features - Provence, Loire Valley, Normandy, Lyon, Brittany, Alsace and more. Delicious recipes, culture and history, what's new, the best tours and much, much 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 24 CONTENTS The Good Life France Magazine No. 33 Spring 2023 ISSN 2754-6799 ON THE COVER 8 Oh la Loire! Fairy tale castles, glorious vineyards and mouth-watering gastronomy. 16 Slow Travel in the south of France Exploring the most beautiful villages and towns via the lagoons and canals of southern France Gillian Thornton is an award-winning travel writer and member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, specialising in French destinations and lifestyle. Her favourite place? ‘Usually where I have just been!’ Ally Mitchell is a blogger and freelance writer, specialising in food and recipes. Ally left the UK to live in Toulouse in 2021 and now writes about her new life in France on her food blog NigellaEatsEverything Jeremy Flint is an award-winning photographer (Association of Photographers Discovery Award Winner, National Geographic Traveller Grand Prize Winner, five-times finalist Travel Photographer of the Year) and writer specialising in travel, landscape and location photography. Natasha Blair is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers. She became a Francophile after studying French Civilisation for Foreigners at the Sorbonne University in Paris. When possible, she loves to travel with her pet passport carrying dog, Poppy, a Coton du Tuleur. Marianne Furnes is a photographer who lives in Kristiansand, Norway where she works as a patient coordinator at a Childrens Hospital. Her stunning photos can be found on her Instagram page My French Map 48 16 24 Va va voom to Vaucluse in the spring Discover an intoxicating land of extravagant beauty where nature holds a party in the spring. 42 Lyon’s world beating grub and heavenly wines Gillian Thornton combines town and country on a short break to Lyon and the Beaujolais. The Good Life France Magazine Front Cover: Villefranche-sur-Mer by our guest photographer Marianne Furnes, Instagram Editor-in-chief: Janine Marsh Editorial assistant: Trudy Watkins Press enquiries: editor (at) the Good Life Advertising: sales (at) the Good Life Digital support: Layout design: Philippa French ISSN 2754-6799 Issue 33 Spring 2023, released March 2023 48 Hidden Gem: A perfectly ideal Palace A palace built by a postman from stones collected on his rounds, one of the most extraordinary buildings in France. DISCOVER 30 Pottering around the Perche Nestled in Normandy’s deep south, the Perche Regional Nature Park offers tranquil forests and tiny hamlets. 4 | The Good Life France The Good Life France | 5