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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...

The UNESCO listed

The UNESCO listed treasures of Burgundy-Franche-Comté The region of Burgundy-Franche-Comté boasts traditional French gastronomy and world class vineyards as well as castles, majestic churches and charming villages. It also shares first place with the region of Occitanie (Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées) for the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites… 70 | The Good Life France Clos Vougeot

Burgundy’s UNESCO World Heritage sites The Climats du Vignoble de Bourgogne Awarded UNESCO World Heritage List status in 2015, the Climats du vignoble de Bourgogne (Burgundy) vineyards are recognised as a “cultural landscape” which embodies “the combined works of nature and man and express a long and close relationship between the people and their environment”. Don’t be deceived by the term “Climat”. It doesn’t mean climate or weather in this instance, instead it is a local word for a specific plot of vines with a precisely defined border, producing wine with a unique taste and which bears its name. There are more than 1,200 Climats across the entire listed area, between Dijon and the Maranges, to the south of Beaune. The “Climats” are the result of a unique combination of a 2000 year old cultural heritage, a diverse landscape and the know-how of the wine growers. The area features stone walls and shelters in the vineyards, winegrowers’ houses in the villages and monuments in the towns of Dijon and Beaune. climats-bourgogne.com/en/ Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay Founded in 1118, the Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay is one of the oldest abbeys in France and the only one founded by Saint Bernard which has remained intact. The abbey was officially recognised for its valuable contribution to humanity in 1981. It went through a brief transformation as a paper mill during the French Revolution – thanks to the Montgolfier family of hot air balloon fame. Despite this and having welcomed millions of visitors over the centuries, it has retained a mystical charm. Incredibly almost all of the original buildings have survived intact including the church, dormitory and refectory. Saint Bernard designed the abbey to represent the Cistercian principles of simplicity, self-sufficiency and usefulness. Its Romanesque lines are pure and symmetrical with no decorative elements, which gives it a uniquely harmonious look and feel that's very spiritual. abbayedefontnay.com Fontenay The Good Life France | 71