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...


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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…

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To Subscribe to THE GOOD LIFE FRANCE MAGAZINE CLICK HERE SUBSCRIBE The magazine is free to read, download and share Contributors 8 CONTENTS The Good Life France Magazine No. 31 Autumn 2022 ISSN 2754-6799 ON THE COVER 8 Sun-kissed Aix-en-Provence Janine Marsh discovers the cultural and foodie side of this southern French beauty. 14 14 Bucket list France: Bordeaux Push the boat out in the “Pearl of Aquitaine”… Gillian Thornton is an award-winning travel writer and member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, specialising in French destinations, city stays, walking, cruising and lifestyle. Her favourite place? ‘Usually where I have just been!’ Laurent Yung was born and raised in his 5-generation family vineyard in Bordeaux, France. He now runs, from San Diego, California, SomMailier.com, a fabulous and unique Wine Club 100% dedicated to French wines in the USA. He is passionate about wine, especially the small hard-to-find French wines. Sue Aran is a writer, photographer, and tour guide living in the Gers department of southwest France. She is the owner of French Country Adventures, which provides personally-guided, small-group, slow travel tours into Gascony, the Pays Basque, Provence and beyond. The Good Life France Magazine Front Cover: Montmartre, Paris by Wazim. Find more of his fabulous photos at: wazim-photos.com and on Instagram at wazou_75 Editor-in-chief: Janine Marsh Editorial assistant: Trudy Watkins Jeremy Flint is an awardwinning professional photographer and writer specialising in travel, landscape and location photography. His work is published extensively in several magazines. He is a five-time finalist in Travel Photographer of the Year, Association of Photographers Discovery Award Winner and National Geographic Traveller Grand Prize Winner. Press enquiries: editor (at) the Good Life France.com Advertising: sales (at) the Good Life France.com Digital support: websitesthatwork.com Layout design: Philippa French littlefrogdesign.co.uk Kit Smyth is a retired chef with a passion for French cuisine. Originally from Australia, Kit is dedicated to exploring both old and new ingredients, techniques and styles, and developing recipes for home cooks, she also teaches these recipes online and in-person. Find out more at her website: TheBiteLine ISSN 2754-6799 Issue 31 Autumn 2022, released September 2022 20 20 Pretty as a picture in Normandy Gillian Thornton explores the Alabaster Coast. 28 Delicious Dijon The new French capital of gastronomy. 72 French Riviera chillout zones Villefranche-sur-Mer, Eze & Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. DISCOVER 34 Lavender fields forever! Jeremy Flint wanders the purple plains of Provence. 40 Seaside getaway in Normandy Janine Marsh finds Ouistreham is the perfect weekend destination. 44 British Normandy Memorial Gillian Thornton visits the latest remembrance site to open along the D-Day landing beaches. 4 | The Good Life France The Good Life France | 5