About Us


The Good Life France is all about bringing you features, advice, information and news about and from France.

janine marshWhen I started The Good Life France website in 2012, it was a way of keeping in touch with friends and family back in the UK but it quickly turned into something quite different.

In my first month of blogging my posts about life in France got 480 views – I was completely thrilled. I wrote about food (a lot – it’s one of my favourite things about France), and the places I visited and life in France generally. Six months later the website was getting 60,000 visitors a month.

To say that I’ve been amazed and humbled by how the website has grown to become one of the most popular about France websites in the world is an understatement. The best thing is that so many  people from countries all around the globe enjoy the entertaining and informative features, guides and advice pieces. Whether you come to stay for a day or forever our aim is to help you make the most of your time. There are holiday and culture guides, events calendars, language aids, fabulous recipes and information about French gastronomy and regional guides. Many of us are home owners, we’ve dealt with the famous bureaucracy of France and come out the other side and we’re happy to share our advice and recommendations.

Content is added daily and my aim is to provide you with a view of France like no other with fantastic photographs and their insider’s tips.

I also publish The Good Life France Magazine 4 times a year – it’s completely free, full of gorgeous photos and great articles, a full on glossy, sensationally beautiful and wonderfully informative and entertaining magazine for you. Here you’ll find more in-depth photo reports from France, traditional magazine style, written by me and some of my top travel writer colleagues – completely free to read online, download a PDF and subscribe – for ever!

Join me on Facebook where we have a friendly and very active community and on Twitter, Google+ and Instagram – you’ll find new updates, photos and tips every single day.

Your suggestions and comments are very welcome, just drop me an email any time via our Contact Form or email me at janine@thegoodlifefrance.com

If you want to know a bit more about me, here I am in the UK newspaper The Financial Times! And if you want to know a lot more about me, I have a book coming out in May 2017 called “My Good Life in France” – you can order it on Amazon.

with best wishes and bisous from France,
Janine Marsh