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Summer 2022, issue No. 30

Discover captivating Corsica, the island of beauty and glitzy, cinematic Cannes. Explore Antibes, less well known than it's neighbours Nice and Cannes, it's incredibly pretty and authentic, and the Camargue in the south of France where wild white horses and pink flamingoes roam. Come with us to arty Arles, historic Agincourt and Aisne in Picardy - the ancient cradle of France. Meet artisan gin makers in Cognac, discover the prune route of France, fabulous recipes, guides, gorgeous photos, the best tours, what's new in France and delicious recipes - and more...

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Calvi L’Île-Rousse Arriving at the Port of L’Île-Rousse we made our way to the city of Calvi along roads lined with pine trees and eucalyptus from Australia and New Zealand. It’s claimed Christopher Columbus was born here, and we stopped at the remains of what the locals claim was his ancestral home in the famous Citadel which dominates the town. Just 30 people still live here in the “Carcassonne of Corsica”. The roads are steep and wind around like a helter-skelter of steps. Nelson stood here at the siege of Calvi in 1794, the sense of history is palpable. Below the citadel is a bustling town, where Rue Clemenceau is known to the locals as “shopping street” and you’ll find shops peddling everything from chic summery clothes to spicy sausages. The marina is lined with fabulous restaurants. Nip to the streets beyond rue Clemenceau where everything is less touristic. The cafés that don’t have a view over the bay are where the locals go, like Brasserie à Macagna where the smell of cooking – garlic and herbs makes your mouth water. Join locals gathered at the bar for a pre-lunch glass of Corsican wine before tucking into the dish of the day – Moules de Diane, with mussels from L’etang de Diana, Diane’s lake in Aleria, once the Roman capital of Corsica, and renowned for its succulent oysters. Life on board a Croisi- Europe cruise Being on board is a cross between a country house hotel where every guest is known. Each morning I was asked if I wanted my usual “Earl Grey, no sugar or milk?” Each evening – “a glass of red, not too dry?” And though you get to see a lot on this trip, it is never hurried, never rushed, always relaxing, slow travel at its very best… Find our more at: CroisiEurope Calvi Ota The Good Life France | 17