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The Good Life France Magazine Autumn/Winter 2019

Written by on October 18, 2019 in Magazine
The Good Life France Magazine Autumn/Winter 2019

Welcome to the Autumn/Winter 2019 issue of the Good Life France Magazine Click here to download your free copy or PDF Discover three cities that are perfect for a wine themed tour, Alsace (especially with a sprinkling of snow), Bordeaux and Burgundy are fabulous whatever the weather! If you’ve never been to Dinan – you’ll […]

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Bon weekend from a woodshed in France…

Written by on October 12, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a woodshed in France…

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Here it stopped raining for a few hours, long enough for us to get out the garden and stack the firewood – ten wet tons of it, from a sustainable forest nearby. The Wood Man, Monsieur L, likes to try to speak English to me and I like […]

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The best things to do in Strasbourg, Alsace

Written by on October 10, 2019 in Alsace
The best things to do in Strasbourg, Alsace

Strasbourg in the north east of France in Alsace (now known as Grand Est), is a city of medieval houses, glorious architecture, fabulous restaurants, cultural venues, wine and art, watery arteries and stunning buildings – there’s something for everyone to fall in love with here… The best way to visit Strasbourg is on foot. You’ll […]

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Top Museums in Strasbourg

Written by on October 9, 2019 in Alsace, Museums and Châteaux
Top Museums in Strasbourg

Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace, has a dozen museums. Many of them are in historic buildings like the Museum of History which is in a 16th century former slaughterhouse and a voodoo museum (yes you did read that right), in a water tower! There’s a varied range of exhibitions from antiquity to contemporary – something […]

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British expat opens chic cafe in rural France

Written by on October 8, 2019 in Expats in France, Living in France
British expat opens chic cafe in rural France

Katharine Tasker from London upped sticks in the city and moved to the sticks in rural northern France. With her she brought a sprinkling of urban style to her new build home and thriving new business, a café and shop… Pas de Calais is a region of meadows and forests, the countryside is criss crossed […]

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Montreuil-sur-Mer in northern France

Written by on October 7, 2019 in Nord-Pas de Calais
Montreuil-sur-Mer in northern France

Around an hour from the port town of Calais, Montreuil-sur-Mer in northern France is a perfect weekend destination as well as a great stop off point for travellers going to and from the UK. Easy to reach from the A16 main auto route, coming here offers a slice of history and gastronomy as this little […]

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Bon weekend from an ‘ouse in France…

Written by on October 5, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from an ‘ouse in France…

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Here, I am still thinking of building an ark as the rain in the north of France has been nothing short of biblical. At least the reservoirs, emptied by a long hot summer are now topped up, and my ducks have enjoyed it. Meanwhile impromptu English lessons continue […]

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Easy recipe for Millefeuille with strawberries

Written by on October 3, 2019 in Desserts
Easy recipe for Millefeuille with strawberries

The origins of the famous millefuille (which can also be spelled mille-feuille) cake aren’t known though a cake that was somewhat similar was said to have been first made in the 17th century. It wasn’t the millefeuille as we know it today, that took years of perfecting by various chefs including the famous King of […]

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Great hotels in Paris

Written by on October 1, 2019 in Paris
Great hotels in Paris

With more than 2000 hotels to choose from in Paris, it’s not easy so we’ve done the hard work for you. Tried and tested, enjoy our pick of the best hotels in the city of light… Fabulous and chic in the Marais The 5 Star MGallery Hotel Paris Bastille Boutet (above) is close to the […]

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Bon weekend from a bread van in France…

Written by on September 28, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from a bread van in France…

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. Here, I am thinking of building an arc. The rain has been almost non-stop and my animals are not impressed. Since the baby chickens were born almost three months ago they’ve pretty much enjoyed constant sunshine. Now they are huddled under the terrace avoiding the wet stuff, as […]

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