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

Autumn 2022

Discover Aix, the ‘Little Paris’ of Provence, the historic region of Beaune, a land of wine and castles. Beautiful Bordeaux and Normandy. The stork villages of Alsace and the pickled-in-the-past, post-card pretty perched town of Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert. Breath-taking Lavender fields in Provence, castles in the air in Dordogne. Exquisite Villefranche-sur-Mer and Nice. Discover what’s new, the best tours, recipes, a language lesson, practical guides and much, much more…


BUCKET LIST France: Bordeaux Janine Marsh explores Bordeauxfrom the city to the vineyards… Bordeaux is a truly great city – rich in history, architecture, culture and gastronomy. Beyond the city, the region of Bordeaux is famous for its wines and vineyards, many of which lie along the rivers which made Bordeaux great. The half-moon sweep of the river Garonne in the city made for an ideal port and the Romans built a great trading centre here. Centuries later, the English made it a central trading port, shipping out vast quantities of wood, wool and local wines. In the mid 1700s, the governor of Bordeaux, the Marquis de Tourny did for Bordeaux what Haussmann was later to do for Paris – he regenerated the city. He knocked down the crumbling medieval houses and commissioned elegant buildings that faced the river and that area is now the largest urban UNESCO-listed world heritage site, encompassing some 1810 hectares. The Port of the Moon has been regenerated and the former warehouses transformed into shops, bars and restaurants. The quaysides are busy with runners, cyclists and walkers drawn to admire the Miroir d’Eau, a water sculpture in front of the impressive Place de la Bourse. Bordeaux has continued to evolve and develop. The city is a mix of old and new, glamour and avant-garde, wine and water. There are futuristic trams, stellar restaurants, wine bars and an ever growing number of museums and art venues. For visitors to Bordeaux there is so much to see and do, it’s hard to know where to start. Bordeaux for wine lovers Push the boat out and take a river cruise to see more of Bordeaux and discover some of the finest vineyards in existence. CroisiEurope are a French family-owned cruise company who run 5, 6 and 7 day river cruises from the Port of the Moon 14 | The Good Life France The Good Life France | 15

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