Janine Marsh

Where to eat out in Le Mans, France

Written by on April 4, 2019 in Pays de la Loire
Where to eat out in Le Mans, France

The food scene in Le Mans catches most people out – in a good way! If you thought Le Mans was a town you go to just to watch a world-famous race, think again. There’s lots to see and do here and you might be suprised to learn it has one of the prettiest medieval […]

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Bon weekend from Versailles…

Written by on April 1, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Bon weekend from Versailles…

Bonjour, Hope you had a good week. I’m sending you this newsletter from Versailles where I’m spending a few days at the Chateau. Not living there (I wish!) but I’m doing an in-depth tour with a historian to discover its secrets and stories – join me on Instagram to see my photos and tales from […]

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The Pyramid at the Louvre

Written by on March 28, 2019 in French Icons, Paris
The Pyramid at the Louvre

When it comes to innovation in architecture, Paris has long been a leader and in the last 150 years, dozens of architectural gems have made it famous for originality and boldness. Just a few include the Eiffel Tower, Pompidou centre, the Louis Vuitton Foundation and La Grande Arche in the Défense business district. These new […]

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What to see and do in Le Mans, France

Written by on March 27, 2019 in Pays de la Loire
What to see and do in Le Mans, France

Discover the secrets and charms of Le Mans – it’s a town you shouldn’t race through…. More than a quarter of a million people head to the small city of Le Mans in the department of Sarthe, Pays de La Loire each June for the epic Le Mans 24 Hours – one of the most […]

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The Good Life France Magazine Spring 2019

Written by on March 23, 2019 in Magazine
The Good Life France Magazine Spring 2019

Welcome to the Spring issue of The Good Life France Magazine… It’s positively bursting with fabulous features and gorgeous photos – and if you’re not reading it in France – it’s the next best thing to being here! Click here to read it free online This is a free magazine, written by professional travel writers […]

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French bread, a car rally and cossetted cats newsletter

Written by on March 16, 2019 in Newsletter from France
French bread, a car rally and cossetted cats newsletter

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. As I write this the Le Touquet car rally is going on outside. It’s an annual event which apparently kickstarts the rally season in France. It also shakes my pigsty/office, as what sounds like hundreds of drivers fling their cars down our little rue and round hairpin bends […]

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Super Spring Getaways in France

Written by on March 12, 2019 in Places to Go
Super Spring Getaways in France

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy a detour to some of the most fabulous cities and towns in France. Spring in Alsace Alsace in the north east of France is a land of pine-clad forests, the Vosges Mountains and fairy-tale-like hamlets. Eguiseheim is the birthplace of wine making in Alsace and its pointy roofed […]

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Weekly newsletter from France | Bon Weekend!

Written by on March 9, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Weekly newsletter from France | Bon Weekend!

Bonjour Hope you had a good week. Here, I thought maybe it was time to build an ark – the rain we’ve had! Thank you so much to everyone who sent such lovely messages about poor old Gregory Peck Jr the sick cockerel. I’m sorry to tell you that he has departed for a heavenly […]

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Wishing you a very bon weekend from France

Written by on March 2, 2019 in Newsletter from France
Wishing you a very bon weekend from France

Bonjour, Hope you had a great week. First, thank you so much to everyone who emailed me last week with recommendations for favourite places to visit all over France – you’ve given me inspiration a-plenty for the whole year ahead! And if you dream of a holiday in France – don’t forget to enter our […]

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Easy recipe for Chocolate Soufflé

Written by on February 25, 2019 in Desserts
Easy recipe for Chocolate Soufflé

A light, airy and utterly scrumptious dessert. Most people think it’s a tricky recipe but it’s not really that difficult when you know how. The soufflé as we know it is said to have originated in France in the 18th century when it was apparently created as a dish for the mistress of Louis XV, […]

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