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Win a week in a gorgeous cottage near Carcassonne

Written by on December 10, 2018 in Competitions
Win a week in a gorgeous cottage near Carcassonne

La Petite Maison Devine, once a farmer’s cottage (built in 1790 – before the French Revolution) has been renovated by an architect to keep its authentic charm whilst offering a comfortable stay in a stunning location. This pretty town house has three floors of spacious rooms in the medieval village of Laurac le Grand, UNESCO […]

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The Good Life France Magazine Winter 2018

Written by on December 9, 2018 in Magazine
The Good Life France Magazine Winter 2018

  Welcome to the winter issue of The Good Life France Magazine. It’s a bumper issue and will definitely satisfy your French fix through the winter months! There are loads of fabulous features about some of the best places to visit in France including marvellous Marseille, home of Pastis, and brilliant Bordeaux which you can […]

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Cité du vin the fabulous wine museum of Bordeaux

Written by on December 7, 2018 in Aquitaine, Museums and Châteaux
Cité du vin the fabulous wine museum of Bordeaux

I saw its swirling shape shimmering on the horizon from the train as I arrived in Bordeaux from Paris. A giant shiny coil on the landscape, futuristic and fabulous. What to see at the Museum of Wine Bordeaux La Cité du Vin is the first place I visited when I arrived and dumped my luggage […]

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The Chateau d’Anet Loire Valley

Written by on December 6, 2018 in Centre, Museums and Châteaux
The Chateau d’Anet Loire Valley

The Chateau d’Anet, in the town of Anet, in the Centre-Val de Loire, 78km from Paris was the family home of Diane de Poitiers. It’s one of the most beautiful chateaux that you’ve probably never heard of… Chateau d’Anet, the home of Diane de Poitiers Diane de Poitiers was the mistress of King Henri II […]

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The best kept skiing secret of the French Alps | Skiing in Arêches-Beaufort

Written by on December 5, 2018 in Rhône Alpes, Ski
The best kept skiing secret of the French Alps | Skiing in Arêches-Beaufort

Dropping “my last ski trip was a short break in Arêches-Beaufort” into any ski based conversation is a bit of a polarising moment. The enlightened will beam from ear to ear, talk about the charm of the village, the enviable quality – and quantity – of the snow. And, inevitably, the wonderful cheese cooperative in […]

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Bordeaux City | Historic centre, Sainte Pierre district

Written by on November 27, 2018 in Aquitaine
Bordeaux City | Historic centre, Sainte Pierre district

Bordeaux is often called the “Sleeping beauty” due to the massive transformation it has undergone in the last two decades. From a gloomy port city covered with dirty facades it has become one of France’s most popular metropoles. Bordeaux has long had a reputation for great wine and gastronomy, but it’s also a trendy hip […]

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Public Holidays in France 2019

Written by on November 19, 2018 in Events
Public Holidays in France 2019

On national holidays in France most shops and many public buildings and even tourist attractions can be shut. If you know where you want to visit check in advance to make sure it’s open on a French public holiday. Many public museums and galleries are free to the public on the first Sunday of the […]

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The Good Life France Magazine Autumn 2018

Written by on September 17, 2018 in Magazine
The Good Life France Magazine Autumn 2018

The Good Life France Magazine Autumn 2018 issue is out – and it’s totally free to read online, download a PDF and subscribe to. There’s no catch, sometimes the best things in life really are free. Just click here to access it: The Good Life France Magazine Autumn 2018 What’s in the autumn issue of […]

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What’s on in France in October

Written by on September 12, 2018 in Events, Month By Month
What’s on in France in October

National Event in Paris – Nuit Blanche. Held annually on the first Saturday night in October when museums, public buildings, monuments, swimming pools, cinemas, parks, universities and historic sites are open to the public all night – an art and culture party! Read our review of Nuit Blanche here. Event details: quefaire.paris.fr/nuitblanche National Event: Semaine du Gout – […]

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Camping guide to Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Camping guide to Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) in the southwest of France is one of the country’s most popular camping destinations. It’s no wonder, with a diverse landscape incorporating four departments that take in some of the best beaches and most glorious countryside in France, this is a region that makes for very happy campers says Finán O’Donoghue, CEO of […]

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