Janine Marsh

The best feel good films about France

Written by on March 25, 2020 in Culture & Language
The best feel good films about France

When I posted on The Good Life France Facebook page about five of my favourite French films  I asked my friends – what’s your favourite film set in France, about France or French? Little did I know that a whole host of fabulous recommendations would be shared. Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of recommendations to […]

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How to make Tarte Flambée – Flammekueche

Written by on March 24, 2020 in Main Courses
How to make Tarte Flambée – Flammekueche

Tarte flambée literally translates as ‘toasted tart or fired tart’ – but it’s not a tart, and it’s not toasted, and neither is it flambeed! Tarte flambée is it’s French name, but it’s also known as flammekueche which it’s called in the north of France, having originated in Alsace, north east France. It’s a cross […]

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Some of the best places to visit near Calais on a day trip

Written by on March 23, 2020 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Some of the best places to visit near Calais on a day trip

On a day trip from Dover to Calais or Dunkirk, you can easily discover the authentic and beautiful countryside, stunning villages and glorious beaches of the Opal Coast. We think one day definitely isn’t enough to enjoy all the charms of the far north of France but here are a few of our favourite things… […]

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5 minute Brittany travel guide

Written by on March 22, 2020 in Brittany
5 minute Brittany travel guide

Brittany has more than 1700 miles of coastline, which makes it a top seaside destination in France. But this region has much more to offer. Medieval cities and picture postcard villages and a hugely diverse landscape both along the coast and in the glorious countryside. There are captivating castles galore, Celtic traditions and more than […]

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Wishing you well from France…

Written by on March 22, 2020 in Newsletter from France
Wishing you well from France…

Bonjour I truly hope you and yours are well. What a difference a week makes. Since I last wrote to you, France has gone on full lockdown in a bid to halt the progress of the virus which is now impacting all of our lives on a global basis. The hope in France is that […]

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Guide to Sancerre, Loire Valley

Written by on March 18, 2020 in Centre
Guide to Sancerre, Loire Valley

Sancerre is a beautiful, ancient hilltop village wine town. It’s located in the heart of France, in the department of Cher in an area known as Berry Province and you’d be hard put to find a more enchanting town anywhere in France… Maison des Sancerre The first place to head to is the Maison des […]

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Take a foodie break in Pas de Calais

Written by on March 17, 2020 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Take a foodie break in Pas de Calais

Nip across the English Channel to discover a wealth of fabulous restaurants and gorgeous hotels for a relaxing and delicious break – and all less than one hour from Calais. Star attractions…  2 Michelin Star restaurant Chef Alexandre Gauthier of La Grenouillère in Montreuil-sur-Mer, south of Calais, is famous all over France. An innovative menu, […]

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latest news newsletter from france…

Written by on March 15, 2020 in Newsletter from France
latest news newsletter from france…

Bonjour, and welcome to the March 14, 2020 newsletter from France. Now I would normally say I hope you had a good week, and of course I still hope that, but I know that many are worried about the COVID-19 situation, and many who have flights to and holidays booked in France are worried about […]

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3 of the Best Day Trips from Paris

Written by on March 12, 2020 in Tours in France
3 of the Best Day Trips from Paris

A visit to Paris is always a good idea and there’s heaps to see and do. You’ll never be bored that’s for sure. But, sometimes it’s great to get out of the city, to see what else there is, and experience a day trip from Paris to some of the most beautiful sites in France. […]

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Foot bump greetings from France

Written by on March 8, 2020 in Newsletter from France
Foot bump greetings from France

Soggy cockerels, walking dogs through waterlogged fields and cats who refuse to leave the house because they don’t like to get wet – that’s pretty much been my life this week. And not even any kisses to make it better. Thanks to the Coronavirus scare, even here in the middle of nowhere rural France, my […]

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