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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26 26 The Treasures of Arles Gillian Thornton reviews the history and heritage of arty Arles. 54 The Raphael of Botanica: Pierre-Joseph Redouté Sue Aran explores the life of one of the world’s great floral artists. 60 Green wines of France Phillip Reddaway checks out the biodynamic wines that are making a splash in France. 64 The artisan gin makers of Cognac Janine Marsh finds that passion is the secret ingredient of a very fine gin. 70 UNESCO listed Burgundy- France-Comté Discover the treasures of this diverse region. 90 80 Château de Digoine, Burgundy Catherine Scotto finds out what it’s really like to live in a chateau. PHOTO SPECIALS 90 Your Photos Featuring the most beautiful photos shared on our Facebook page. REGULARS 86 What’s New All the news and events you need for your next trip to France. 64 92 Tours de France The very best of France for tours and holidays. 6 | The Good Life France

94 Language 5 Minute French Lesson. 106 The Wine Expert New series – everything French wine! 118 Last word Life in rural France. GUIDES 97 Lights, Camera… Action! Joanna Leggett looks at some of the most cinema-worthy places to live in France. 102 How to become resident in France The experts explain the different types of visas. 106 105 French Gift tax Expert advice on how it works. BON APPÉTIT 111 Easy, cheesy Camembert Scrumptious tear and share baked Camembert. 97 112 Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic Yes – really. And it’s delicious! 114 Far Breton cake This classic cake from Brittany is delectable and easy to make says chef Kit Smyth. 116 Prune sticky toffee pudding Kit Smyth’s mouth-watering, moreish recipe will have you pining for prunes! 116 4 Subscribe to The Good Life France Magazine Everything you want to know about France and more. The Good Life France | 7