The Good Life France Magazine

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11 months ago

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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the Porte de Barme, the Poterne and the Tour du Guet are worth seeking out. Flavigny-sur-Ozerain was also renowned for its wool production, weaving, hemp, tin, glass and pottery production. The brown wool of the Burel sheep was used to make the monks’ brown robes. In the village today, you can still see the ancient houses of drapers, millers, tanners and winegrowers. Don’t miss a visit to the 13th century Gothic church of Saint Genest with its intricately carved 16th century stalls. The building has housed the relics of Saint Regina since 1793 when they were removed from the abbey where they had been kept for more than 1000 years. Between the 12th and 14th centuries, the town was fortified with a great wall. The gates are still in place: Porte du Val, the Porte du Bourg, What to see and do near Flavigny For hiking enthusiasts, an easy walking trail “from Anis to the Vineyard” takes you on a loop of about 8km around the village with great views (2h30). About 10km away, Muséoparc Alesia presents the famous battle between Vercingetorix and Caesar. And a little further on, the Chateau de Bussy-Rabutin is a magnificent Renaissance castle with large French gardens. 52 | The Good Life France The Good Life France | 53