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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Winter 2022

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Discover France’s magical winter wonderland destinations - from the French Alps to the French Riviera. Read about the biggest bûche de Noël, Christmas log cake, in the world and see Paris when it snows. Head to the sweet village of Flavigny in Burgundy where the film Chocolat was filmed and to Rouen, the Ardèche region and Côtes du Rhône. Go gaga for gorgeous Gascony and feel festive at the colourful Christmas market of Metz, Lorraine.Toulouse, feel good films, recipes, guides and giveaways…

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36 Côtes du Rhône The treasures of the Rhône Valley from some of the steepest vineyards in France to some of its most enchanting villages. 54 Petite Guide to Gascony 26 reasons to fall in love with Gorgeous Gascony. 58 The Genius from the Jura Remembering Louis Pasteur in the 200th anniversary year of his birth. 62 Baubles, bubbles and bells Metz Christmas market is marvellous! REGULARS 94 What’s New All the news and events you need for your next trip to France. 96 Your Photos Featuring the most beautiful photos shared on our Facebook page. 98 Tours de France The very best of France for your tours and holidays. 102 French language lesson Winter feel-good films that help you learn French! 118 Last word Life in rural France. 42 70 The most unusual walk in France An extraordinary hike in the mountains where the sound of music echoes. 96 GUIDES 90 The lure of the Seine Joanna Leggett explores the beautiful towns and ports of the River Seine. 74 The oldest sparkling wine in the world Limoux’s historic carnival and sips an ancient effervescent wine. 86 Walking in Napoleon’s footsteps in Paris On the trail of Napoleon’s legacy in the city of light. NEW SERIES 78 Hidden gems of France: Pays de Gex One of France’s smallest departments has big allure. BON APPÉTIT 23 Bûche de Noël 28 Christmas pudding recipe 111 Snow eggs Meringues and crème anglaise – irresistible! 112 Hazelnut puree 113 Chestnut puree How to make a classic French chestnut puree for cakes, sauces and ice cream. 114 Festive eclairs Kit Smyth’s colourful and delicious eclairs are perfect year-round! 50 82 A taste of France - Toulouse Ally Mitchell takes you on a tasty tour of Toulouse’s gut-busting favourite foods. 90 SPECIAL Give-aways and great Christmas gifts. 111 116 Goats cheese wreath A delicious vegetable and cheese pastry from Miss Maggie’s Kitchen 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