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Fabulous Chalet Rental in Paradiski French Alps

Written by on January 23, 2017 in Rhône Alpes, Ski
Fabulous Chalet Rental in Paradiski French Alps

‘You want us to be guinea pigs?’ I said. ‘Yes,’ said Kat and Stuart Pagram, young newly-weds, recently moved to France from the United Kingdom. ‘We need you to test our new chalet – the food, beds, bathroom, hot tub and sauna.’ Well, who could say no to an offer like that? So I drove […]

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The Good Life France Magazine January 2015

Written by on November 23, 2016 in Magazine
The Good Life France Magazine January 2015

The Good Life France magazine January 2015 is packed full of wonderful features about France. Read Now Fabulous Features Uncorking Troyes –  Explore the lovely medieval town in Champagne that’s shaped like a Champagne cork. Even though it was founded many centuries before the bubbly type of Champagne was invented… Chateau Dreams Come True – Meet […]

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It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas!

Written by on December 11, 2015 in Newsletter
It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas!

Bonjour! Are you feeling festive yet – it’s only a couple of weeks until Christmas but as usual I am very last minute with sorting things out except when it comes to The Good Life France Advent Calendar.  I’ve been posting a photo a day from all round France of different towns in all their […]

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Guédelon Castle in France

Written by on December 7, 2015 in Museums and Châteaux
Guédelon Castle in France

After watching the inspiring 5-part BBC Two Documentary Series #Secrets of the Castle, and reading about the exciting Guédelon castle project in The Good Life France Magazine, I decided to make a trip there, as part of the research for my current novel, Blood Rose Angel, which is set in medieval times. A car journey from […]

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Alarm clock Birds and chickens and more newsletter from France

Written by on May 8, 2015 in Newsletter
Alarm clock Birds and chickens and more newsletter from France

Bonjour… and bon weekend! We’ve had lots of rain and lots of sun this week in my part of northern France – typical spring weather. At last the lilac is blooming, the bluebells are out and the roses are budding. The wild birds are in full song – every morning as soon as the sun […]

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Markets in France | Lyon

Written by on April 29, 2015 in Rhône Alpes
Markets in France | Lyon

As he has done every Saturday morning for two decades, Marcel parks his battered white van on Avenue Edouard Millaud, main thoroughfare of the rural area west of Lyon. Removing a contraption that resembles a strangely-doctored bicycle, this robust senior citizen cycles hundreds of kilometres, but never leaves his spot in front of the Craponne […]

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Foire Aux Tupiniers Lyon | The Potters Festival

Written by on February 23, 2015 in Rhône Alpes
Foire Aux Tupiniers Lyon | The Potters Festival

Pots of Angels and Cathedrals: A letter from the king of France, Charles V11 dated Paris, 14 July, 1492, recognizes the presence of potters at the Foire Aux Tupiniers (Potters Trade Fair) of St. Jean in the old district of Lyon. In 1986 the Vieux Lyon en Fête association, recreated the Foire Aux Tupiniers every second […]

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Friendship, Brotherhood, Solidarity Fete des Classes

Written by on February 21, 2015 in French Style
Friendship, Brotherhood, Solidarity Fete des Classes

Author Liza Perrat uncovers an historic and very eccentric brotherhood in France when a man in a pixie hat arrived at the doorstep of her home near Lyon in the south of France… I blinked into the early sun, at the stranger standing on my doorstep. A pointed, green hat with a precarious feather flattened […]

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Awesome 4 Day Light Show in Lyon France

Written by on December 1, 2014 in Festivals and Carnivals, Rhône Alpes
Awesome 4 Day Light Show in Lyon France

“Protect us from famine, war and plague, Seigneur,” cried the Lyonnaise people in 1628. Alas, their pleas came too late – the bubonic plague had already crossed the Rhône River, terrifying the inhabitants and killing half of them. Liza Perrat investigates the Black Death illuminated in Lyon… The desperate people prayed to the Virgin Mary […]

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Flop Chef, Fishy Fun, Shakespeare, Christmas Contests!

Written by on November 28, 2014 in Newsletter
Flop Chef, Fishy Fun, Shakespeare, Christmas Contests!

Bonjour! This week we can’t help noticing that Christmas is definitely on its way. Here at Chez The Good Life France I’ve been busy putting lots of gorgeous photos together to share on our Facebook page Advent Calendar starting next week. We’ll also be sharing lots of gifts. In the past I’ve told you about […]

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