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The Good Life France Magazine 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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34 50 Spotlight on: Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert One of the prettiest villages in France was once home to a giant! 54 Burgundy’s finest Nuns, film stars and UNESCOlisted vineyards in Beaune! 118 Last word Life in rural France. GUIDES 90 Car and Visa Insurance How to insure your foreign registered car in France, and medical insurance for visa applications. 40 50 60 Castles in the Air Mike Zampa’s humorous tour of Dordogne’s perched chateaux. 64 The stork villages of northern France Amy McPherson goes walkabout in Alsace. 68 Musketeers and cookery books Sue Aran explores the foodie credentials of writer Alexandre Dumas. 76 Nice treasures Jeanne Oliver explores the UNESCO-listed riches in the sunny city. PHOTO SPECIALS 84 Your Photos Featuring the most beautiful photos shared on our Facebook page. REGULARS 80 What’s New – la Rentrée All the news and events you need for your next trip to France. 86 Tours de France The very best of France for your tours and holidays. 88 French language lesson Faux amis – when French words aren’t what they seem! 108 The Wine Expert: Champagne Find out how the fizz for its pizzaz! 84 112 80 95 Cut the cost of currency transfers The experts explain how to get the best return on your transfers. 99 US Connected Persons Guide for US expats in France. 103 The true south of France? Joanna Leggett explores the good life in the cities of Sète and Montpellier in Herault. BON APPÉTIT 111 Very more-ish brioche bread pudding A rich and creamy pudding with raspberries, white chocolate – yes please! 112 Pain perdu with a bourbon toffee sauce This oven-baked pudding is a real winner. 114 Cake salé Yes you can have your savoury cake and eat it for breakfast says Kit Smyth. 116 French Chowder The French version of this thick soup is seriously tasty. 4 Subscribe to The Good Life France Magazine Everything you want to know about France and more. 6 | The Good Life France The Good Life France | 7