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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ISSN 2754-6799 To Subscribe to THE GOOD LIFE FRANCE MAGAZINE CLICK HERE SUBSCRIBE CONTENTS The Good Life France Magazine No. 32 Winter 2022 ISSN 2754-6799 The magazine is free to read, download and share Contributors 8 ON THE COVER 8 France’s Winter Wonderland destinations From the twinkling town of Annecy to charms of Provence, Winter is a great time to visit France. Colin Taylor writes about French agriculture, gastronomy, history and language. His new book Menu from the Midi: A gastronomic journey through the South of France reveals the history and production of some of France’s most famous foodstuffs. colinduncantaylor.com Gillian Thornton is an award-winning travel writer and member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, specialising in French destinations and lifestyle. Her favourite place? ‘Usually where I have just been!’ Katja Gaskell is a freelance journalist, family travel blogger and Francophile. Her work has appeared in The Telegraph, Wanderlust Magazine, the Mail on Sunday, and The Independent among others. Globetotting.com Ally Mitchell is a freelance writer, specialising in food and recipes. Ally left the UK to live in Toulouse in 2021 and now writes about her new life in France on her food blog NigellaEatsEverything Jeremy Flint is an awardwinning photographer (Association of Photographers Discovery Award Winner, National Geographic Traveller Grand Prize Winner, five-times finalist Travel Photographer of the Year) and writer specialising in travel, landscape and location photography. 66 18 The biggest Yule Log cake in the world! Head to Antibes in southern France to discover a slice of heaven. 24 Christmas pudding – the French connection Who’d have thought this great British classic had French connections! Chantille de Lincourt is a writer and photographer who specialises in small villages and French heritage. Find out more on her blog villagesetpatrimoine.fr Marian Jones is a former teacher of French now travel writer with a podcast – City Breaks, bringing listeners and readers the background history and culture which will inform their travels in l’Hexagone. citybreakspodcast.co.uk FREE 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, smallgroup, slow travel tours into Gascony, the Pays Basque, Provence and beyond. Amy McPherson is a London based travel writer whose work has been featured in many international publications. When not on assignment, she loves to ride her bike, go running along the river Thames, or relax with her cat on her lap. footprintsandmemories.com Kit Smyth i is a retired chef with a passion for French cuisine. Kit is dedicated to developing recipes for home cooks to enjoy, she also teaches cookery online and in-person. Find out more at her website: TheBiteLine 42 Spotlight on Rouen Packed with medieval history but with a buzzing contemporary vibe, Normandy’s regional capital makes for an ideal city break. 50 The sweet village of Flavigny The captivating medieval village where they make famous aniseed sweets. The Good Life France ISSUE Nọ 32 Winter Wonderland destinations From the twinkling town of Annecy to the charms of the French Riviera The biggest Yule Log cake in the world! A slice of heaven in Antibes Paris in Winter The sparkling city of light CHRISTMAS PUDDING The French connection Spotlight on Rouen Delicious recipes to bring a taste of France to your home Magazine 120 pages of inspirational features and gorgeous photos The Good Life France Magazine Front Cover: Nice, French Riviera Winter wonderland destination Editor-in-chief: Janine Marsh Editorial assistant: Trudy Watkins 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 ISSN 2754-6799 Issue 32 Winter 2022, released December 2022 18 66 Paris in Winter A renowned Paris photographer shares “his” Paris, sparkling in her winter coat. DISCOVER 30 Be amazed by Ardèche Ardèche’s tumbling rivers, prehistoric caves and ancient villages. 4 | The Good Life France The Good Life France | 5