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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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...

Saint-Hippolyte At the

Saint-Hippolyte At the foot of the Haut Koenigsbourg, Saint- Hippolyte is a wonderfully traditional village with timbered houses and quintessential Alsatian architecture. The 14th century parish church was modified in the 15th century by having a belltower added to it in 1822, making it an extremely photogenic church and an incredible piece of Italian gothic architecture. Within the village’s old medieval walls, you will see the Tour des Cigognes (Stork’s tower) topped with nesting stalks, the town hall and a fountain, dating back to 1555, that adorns the square. Massif des Vosges – Vosges mountains To the west of Colmar, the enchanting forests and softly rounded pastures of the Vosges Mountain range are often cloaked in mist and make a great subject for photography at any time of the year. With secluded lakes and refreshing views, the mountain range is a fantastic adventure playground offering a great base for walking adventures and mountainbiking where you can experience varied landscapes and summit nature trails. Colmar Colmar The beautiful town of Colmar makes for a great day trip along the Alsace wine route. It’s well-preserved old town, plentiful architectural landmarks and winding canals offer excellent opportunities for photography. Take a stroll along the Grand Rue (high street) for shots of rainbow-coloured houses and explore Petite Venise (the Little Venice quarter) on foot or by rowing boat for its narrow street and charming canal views. Driving the Route des Crêtes, an 89 km road in the Vosges Mountains that passes through the Parc Naturel Régional des Ballons des Vosges ensures idyllic views. Hike up to the peak of Grand Ballon, the highest point in the region at 1424 metres for breath-taking panoramas. Wherever you choose to visit in Alsace, you will not be disappointed with its scenic splendour, architectural delights, and wonderful half-timbered houses. 40 | The Good Life France The Good Life France | 41