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

4 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...

Nice the Cours Saleya

Nice the Cours Saleya with its daily market and stands selling local Socca and Pissaladière and smell the olive oil, sea salt and smoke waft around you. Nice is a city that assails your senses and fills you with the joy of life. Uzès In Uzès, rich Mediterranean skies slowly bake a rocky green landscape and olive trees grasp the leafy fingers of the mulberry trees to provide welcome shade in a medieval town square. It’s a place where pale limestone houses gently glow and where history and ancient architecture walk hand in hand under the watchful eye of three feudal towers and the ancestral home and chateau of the town’s Duke. Be lured into its narrow, medieval streets, rest beneath its heavy canopy of thick leaved plane trees and cool stone arches, and be seduced by its charm that leaves you breathless. Antibes Antibes is one of those places that you stumble upon and realise that you’ve found a sun-drenched French corner of paradise. Of course, others have found this too, Picasso, Scott Fitzgerald and Hemingway all fell in love with its charms. They would probably recognise its famous sites today, almost a hundred years after they partied here in Nice the roaring twenties. Take a dip in the sea. Wander the old district where the scent of orange blossom, lavender and jasmine fills the air. Narrow winding roads with ornamental cobbles that lead you past tall old houses dripping with bright pink bougainvillea. It is a true treasure of the French Riviera. Read more about Antibes Aix-en-Provence “When the Good Lord begins to doubt the world, he remembers that he created Provence” – Frederic Mistral Aix will have you believing that dreams are real – it really is that lovely. The hometown of Paul Cézanne has some of the most glorious architecture of southern France, wander the Cours Mirabeau, shop at the market for homemade jam, exotic spices, sunflowers, organic honeys, juicy fruits, soothing lavender and local arts & crafts – all of this whilst gaping at the pastel-coloured buildings. Aix will steal your heart. Read more about Aix-en-Provence Antibes Saint-Remy-de-Provence Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, or as the locals say, Saint-Rémy, is located at the base of very long and jagged limestone deposits. With a bit of imagination, they look like dragon teeth! The town is laid out in a circle with plane tree shaded squares with tinkling fountains and cobbled streets lined with ancient buildings. Just above the town centre is the perfect viewpoint for lovers of Van Gogh’s paintings. Many of his most well-known artworks were created during the time he spent in the asylum at Saint-Rémy. Have you ever noticed the steeple in Starry Night? Remember his series of olive trees and the jagged mountains in the background? The sensory world of Van Gogh surrounds you in this magical spot above Saint-Rémy. Sault, Vaucluse There are few more breath-taking sights than fields of lavender in bloom and from the village of Sault, perched atop a rocky outcrop, the views are marvellous. Situated between Uzes 56 | The Good Life France The Good Life France | 57