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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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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To Subscribe to THE GOOD LIFE FRANCE MAGAZINE CLICK HERE SUBSCRIBE The magazine is free to read, download and share Contributors Kit Smyth is a retired chef with a passion for French cuisine. Originally from Australia, Kit is dedicated to exploring both old and new ingredients, techniques and styles, and developing recipes for home cooks. She also teaches these recipes online and in-person. Find out more at her website: TheBiteLine 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!’ Laurent Yung was born and raised in his 5-generation family vineyard in Bordeaux, France. He now runs, from San Diego, California, SomMailier.com, a fabulous and unique Wine Club 100% dedicated to French wines in the USA. He is passionate about wine, especially the small hard-to-find French wines. Sue Aran is a writer, photographer, and tour guide living in the Gers department of southwest France. She is the owner of French Country Adventures, which provides personally-guided, small-group, slow travel tours into Gascony, the Pays Basque, Provence and beyond. Philip Reddaway holds a Wine and Spirit Educational Trust diploma, qualified as an AIWS (Associate of the Institute of Wine and Spirits) and is a WSET approved wine instructor. He runs Rhone Wine Holidays fabulous wine tours in the Rhone Valley. The Good Life France Magazine Front Cover: Antibes by photographer Marianne Furnes, @myfrenchmap Instagram Editor-in-chief: Janine Marsh Editorial assistant: Trudy Watkins Press enquiries: editor (at) the Good Life France.com Advertising: sales (at) the Good Life France.com Digital support: websitesthatwork.com Layout design: Philippa French littlefrogdesign.co.uk ISSN 2754-6799 Issue 30 Summer 2022, released June 2022 4 | The Good Life France

CONTENTS The Good Life France Magazine No. 30/Summer 2022 ISSN 2754-6799 8 ON THE COVER 8 Captivating Corsica A cruise around the island of beauty captures Janine Marsh’s heart. 38 32 Camargue – France’s cowboy country Gillian Thornton discovers a land of pink flamingos and wild white horses. 38 Historic Agincourt Glorious countryside and an inspiring, revamped museum. 44 Antibes Janine Marsh explores this gem of the French Riviera. 50 Bucket list France: Cannes New Series: Janine Marsh visits the glitzy, glamorous cinematic city. 76 The Prune route of France Kevin Pilley and Janine Marsh uncover the history of France’s love of prunes 44 DISCOVER 18 Spotlight on Aisne Janine Marsh heads to Picardy and finds Champagne vineyards, and historic sites galore. The Good Life France | 5