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...

Captivating Calanques de

Captivating Calanques de Piana Cruise of CORSICA The Island of Beauty 8 | The Good Life France

Crystal clear waters and picture-postcard-perfect beaches, wild and unspoiled nature where flowers and cactus grow everywhere, chestnut and cork forests splattered with wild fig, lemon and olive trees surround medieval villages, and folk are welcoming. Janine Marsh takes a cruise and falls head over heels for the island the ancient Greeks called “the most beautiful”… Bonifacio Corsica is one of the best-kept secrets of the French. A whopping 80% of visitors to the island are from France, and just 20% are from Europe and the rest of the world. For the last two years my plans to visit had been scuppered but I finally made it in the spring of 2022… Arriving at the port in Nice on a rather dull and drizzly day, it was easy to spot the cruise ship Belle des Oceans which was to be my home for the next week. Guests were welcomed aboard by a violinist and the ship’s staff. It set the scene for the rest of the trip – right from the start you’re made to feel valued. My room was spacious and modern with a good sized window from which I could see dark clouds forming over the hills of Nice. Before we left port, there was a safety drill, life jackets on, counting heads and there are no exceptions. It was a good chance to see my fellow residents – mainly French, a smattering of Australian, Canadian and America, mostly in the older age range, some families and no kids (there are other cruises that cater to kids). As we set sail in the evening, dinner was announced. The servers stood in the doorway and wished everyone a good evening, sometimes they broke out into song and warbled us through the doors – it made everyone laugh and broke the ice. By the end of dinner – a very French gastronomic The Good Life France | 9

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