About Us

I’m Janine and I’m a travel writer and maid to several dogs, cats, ducks, geese and chickens. I have one foot in France and one foot in the UK. I’m also the author of My Good Life in France, the story of how I went to northern France on a day trip to buy wine and somehow ended up falling completely head over heels in love with a rickety old bargain basement barn and buying it (I know most impulse purchases include handbags or shoes!).

I started The Good Life France blog in 2012, it was a way of sharing my passion and photos of France. To say that I’ve been amazed and humbled by how its 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. I’ve been joined by several great travel writers and many talented guest post writers and whether you come to stay for a day or forever we aim 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 the writers are home owners who’ve dealt with the famous bureaucracy of France and come out the other side and we’re happy to share our advice and recommendations.

I also publish The Good Life France Magazine 4 times a year. It’s completely free and absolutely packed with inspiration for your holiday or your new life  with in-depth photo reports from France.

Join me on FacebookTwitter, Google+ and Instagram – you’ll find new updates and photos every 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 – my book is the place to look!

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