Luxury customized tours and vacations in France
The Good Life France Magazine
by Janine Marsh
20h ago
When it comes to exclusive tours of France (and indeed the rest of the world), and finding the right company prepared to go to extraordinary lengths to make your dream holiday come true and create unforgettable journeys that are bespoke and special to you, Global Travel Moments pride themselves on going all out to elevate your travels. Duncan Greenfield-Turk of the multi award-winning company says: “Whether you aspire to a lavish escape or the sophistication of cosmopolitan landscapes, we cater to your every desire.” This is no empty boast. With offices in London and New York and a wide-rangi ..read more
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Best locations to live in the French Riviera
The Good Life France Magazine
by Janine Marsh
20h ago
The French Riviera is famous for its sunshine, Mediterranean lifestyle, fabulous cuisine and glamorous seaside resorts – and it certainly lives up to the hype. We asked the local agents at award winning Leggett Immobillier to tell us some of their favourite locations. Villefranche-sur-Mer, Alpes Maritimes  Four towns make up the ‘Golden Square’ of the French Riviera: Éze, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Villefranche-sur-Mer, a town with a ‘lively but discreet atmosphere. It’s a must-visit destination for well-heeled and discerning sun lovers says agent Dan Norris. The horseshoe ..read more
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How France influenced Thomas Jefferson
The Good Life France Magazine
by Guest writer
20h ago
“He is one of the choice ones of the Earth” – Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, was the author of the Declaration of Independence which severed the thirteen American colonies from British rule. He was also one of the most vocal and influential supporters of the French Revolution of 1789. And, as president, he solidified a lasting relationship between the fledging United States and France. All that that and more began in 1784 when Jefferson was appointed by the Congress of the Confederation to join the political mission in Paris of tw ..read more
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The oysters of Cancale
The Good Life France Magazine
by Guest writer
20h ago
On the Emerald Coast, within the curved bay of Mont Saint-Michel, east of St-Malo, magnificent oyster beds stretch for miles around the coastline and picturesque fishing port of Cancale in Brittany. It’s one of the best places in France to enjoy oysters says Jeremy Flint. How the French fell in love with oysters 2000 years ago the Romans who came to France were fond of French oysters and small fishing communities began on the shores of the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel to fish the wild oyster beds. King Louis XIV had oysters from Cancale delivered to Versailles – it’s said he would regularly eat ..read more
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The Roman remains beneath the Cathedral of Notre Dame
The Good Life France Magazine
by Guest writer
20h ago
Few people walking on the square in front of Notre Dame in Paris are aware that right beneath their feet lie the ancient remains of the city – in Europe’s biggest archaeological crypt. Discover the Roman remains beneath the Cathedral of Notre Dame. From Lutetia to Paris The entrance is down a discreet staircase in the northwest corner of the square. You might think it leads to the car park! Look for a pillar with “Crypte du Parvis” engraved on it. The cool air, dim light and quiet ambiance are a strong contrast to the generally busy square that lures tourists to witness one of the most beaut ..read more
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Free ferry crossings Dover Calais route!
The Good Life France Magazine
by The Good Life France
3d ago
The renowned French wine retailers Calais Vins and Olivier Vins are offering free ferry crossings across the Channel (Dover/Calais route for their British customers – subject to conditions below. To get your free tickets for a car and up to 9 passengers, you’ll need to qualify with a minimum spend either Calais Vins or Olivier Vins – both stores are just a few minutes from Le Shuttle (formerly known as Eurotunnel) terminal and the Port of Calais. For a return day trip, a minimum spend of €300 is required, and €700 for a three-day return trip. Customers must place their orders online in advanc ..read more
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The life and times of King Louis XIV
The Good Life France Magazine
by Janine Marsh
6d ago
Today we’re going to be talking about a man who in his time was one of the most powerful men in the world. He had a huge impact on French history. He had lavish tastes, he was a control freak, he loved the arts and believed himself chosen by God to rule over millions of people. You might have guessed who I’m talking about by now. It is the only and only Louis XIV, the Sun King. Louis, also known as the “God given one”, was arguably one of the greatest Kings of France, certainly one of the most remembered. Inheriting the throne at just four years old, he was a Machiavellian puppet master whose ..read more
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What to see and do in Vence, Provence
The Good Life France Magazine
by Guest writer
1w ago
I leaned my bike against the centuries old stone fountain and filled my water bottles with the fresh, cold water streaming from the spout. Across the street I could see the ancient entranceway that led into the old town. It was my first visit to Vence and I was immediately captivated with this picturesque medieval town situated on a small plateau overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Less than ten years later my wife and I would pack up everything we owned and move from Nashville, TN to this charming little corner of southeast France. We’ve been here five years now and I’ve never looked back onc ..read more
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The art of Toulouse-Lautrec
The Good Life France Magazine
by Janine Marsh
1w ago
Being born into the French aristocracy in 1864, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec could have luxuriated in a life of country comforts at the family chateau in Albi, in the idyllic south-west. Instead, he immersed himself in the seedy demi-monde of gritty Montmartre, producing artworks of astonishing originality, perception and intensity that reflected the lives of the outcasts and bohemians he chose to live among. In his teenage years, Toulouse-Lautrec was marked as being physically different in a highly visible way. He emerged from an upper class that was notoriously inbred – his parents were first cou ..read more
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Expat relocation and administration services for your move to France
The Good Life France Magazine
by The Good Life France
1w ago
When it comes to moving to France from any country, it can be a challenge but add into the equation a move from a non-EU country and it can be a truly daunting prospect when it comes to the administration and paperwork that is required to make the transition. There are so many aspects to think about when moving to France.  You’ll need a visa, and there are several types you can apply for depending on your project. You’ll need to apply for a residency card – at the right time. Get a bank account.  Set up an account in the tax system – it doesn’t matter if you’re not working, you still ..read more
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