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

1 year ago

Summer 2022

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...

48 | The Good Life

48 | The Good Life France

Juan-les-Pins You can walk to Juan-les-Pins from the centre of Antibes in around an hour. Or just hop on the train for a couple of euros and be there in minutes. There’s a very different vibe here, it’s buzzy and more commercial. The beaches are fabulous, but head around the bay to see the swanky homes of former artists, writers and the great and good of the day. And treat yourself to a cocktail at the Belle Rives Hotel, which was once the Villa St. Louis, home to Scott Fitzgerald and his troubled wife Zelda. Peynet Museum Peynet Museum Looking rather like a repurposed post office building, the Peynet Museum is a hidden gem. Raymond Peynet is famous for his whimsical drawings of a young romantic couple, but at the museum you see more of his artwork which reveals an artist who had a deft touch, delicate drawings and a droll sense of humour. Sometimes his art is sneaky, sometimes lustful, other times witty. His commercial posters and illustrations are beautiful. A place to enjoy the good life This isn’t a place for racing around. Here you relax, take your time, swim or sunbathe on one of the long sandy beaches, people watch, sit at bars where 6pm is celebrated with a glass of wine brought to you with a smile and a cheery ‘avec plaisir’ and petanque games go on from morning to nightfall. Eat at: There’s a fabulous choice of restaurants here but don’t miss Restaurant Bistrot Margaux. Just a few minutes’ walk from the centre, it faces Port Vauban and chef Frédéric Buzet creates mouth-wateringly memorable dishes. Stay at: I stayed at the lovely Hôtel La Villa Port d’Antibes & Spa**** which opened in June 2020. Ideally located a stone’s throw from Port Vauban and the ramparts of the old town. Practical information: The Good Life France | 49

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