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

8 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...


Dordogne/Nouvelle Aquitaine – Dordogne’s “Chateau en Fête” – 15 April – 1 May Sumptuous castles, manors and manor houses open their doors and present exhibitions, shows, sound and light shows, concerts, banquets, candlelit dinners and guided tours by the owner. Across France – Rendez-Vous aux Jardins garden festival – June 2-4 Each year, more than 2,200 parks and gardens - both public and private open their doors and offer activities and meetings with owners and professionals (botanists, gardeners, landscapers) plus guided tours, sensory or naturalistic walks, demonstrations of know-how, garden tours, musical walks, games/competitions, theatrical events, etc. Theme for 2023: “Music in the Garden” Rouen/Normandie – Armada of Tall Ships – June 8-18 Fifty magnificent tall ships, the world’s largest gathering, along with military boats and submarines from all over the world, manned by 7000 French and foreign sailors, will line Rouen’s quaysides for ten days of celebrations. The event finishes with a superb parade along the River Seine, towards the estuary between Honfleur and Le Havre. The Rouen Armada is the only event of its kind in France and is held every four years. Across France – Fête de la Musique – June 21 June 21, the day of the summer solstice is Fête de la musique day, a major free festival celebrating music in all its forms in streets across France. Thousands of concerts featuring bands, harmonies, choirs, orchestras, “big band” or rock groups. Vienne/Auvergne-Rhone-Alps – Jazz à Viennes – 28 June 28 - 12July Created 40 years ago, the Festival Jazz à Vienne is held during the first two weeks of July. Every year over 200,000 festivalgoers flock to see more than 100 artists. Across France – Tour de France – July 1-23 The world’s largest bike race covers a whopping 3,500km through the most beautiful landscapes of France. This year kicks off in Bilbao in the Basque Country and finishes on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. 24 Rue Charles VI 62310 Azincourt Step back in time and discover the past at Azincourt 1415 historic centre 90 | The Good Life France The Good Life France | 91