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...


BUCKET LIST France: Cannes 50 | The Good Life France La Croisette

Cannes on the Cote d’Azur, which English speakers call the French Riviera, is famous for the world’s most glamorous annual trade show – the Film Festival. Each May, the sunny city attracts the great, the good and the wannabees of the movie world – drawn to the glitzy, glamorous town like moths to a flame. For the duration of the event, red carpets abound, parties are held, superstars parade and blow kisses to celebrity-spotting fans and paparazzi, Champagne corks pop and Cannes’ beaches are groomed to photo-op ready perfection. But there’s a different side to Cannes that makes it a year-round bucket list destination and a perfect weekend getaway… Explore the old town Head to the old district of Cannes, built on a hill, it’s known as Le Suquet. Once a fishermen’s quarter, it’s home to steep cobbled alleys and candy-coloured houses their window boxes dripping with flowers. Wander and get lost in the little winding streets where you’ll find plenty of boutiques, bars and bistros. Don’t forget your camera because this is a very photogenic little part of Cannes with fountains and hidden gardens, and make your way to the top of the hill of Le Suquet. It now houses a collection of paintings and puts on a different exhibition each year. From this lofty position, which has a tranquil feel, quite different from the Cannes that lies below, you have sweeping views over the bay of Cannes. Climb the 109 steps of the square tower which crowns the chateau, for a bird’s eye view and 360 degree panorama. If you don’t fancy the hike to the top, hop on the Little Tourist Train. At the base of Le Suquet, visit Marché Forville the city's outdoor produce market near the Maritime port. Each morning, stalls are piled high with local produce, delectable olives, cheeses, fresh vegetables and pasta daily except Monday, when it becomes a flea market. Le Suquet Life’s a beach In the centre of Cannes there are 33 sandy beaches spread over 7.5km. Every year the city funds the reclamation of sand washed out to sea in the winter. As a result, the width of beaches has increased from 25 to 40 meters. Scattered among the private beaches Marche Forville The Good Life France | 51

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