I’m sending you this newsletter on 21 June, the day of the summer solstice and officially the first day of summer here in France.
I’m a little bit late this week because I’ve been working on our latest magazine, the July/August edition of The Good Life France and Good is the operative word here, it’s looking brilliant and we’ve got some wonderful features coming up. If you’re not a subscriber already, please remember it’s completely free to read and subscribe here magazine.thegoodlifefrance.com
I can’t wait to send you the new issue, there are some excellent give aways and I’m working on a special give away from me as a thank you, it’s a contest that’s only open to subscribers!
Next week I’m going to Provence – I’ll be visiting Lourmarin, Apt, Roussillon, Sault (where the lavender fields should be at their most beautiful) and ending in Carpentras. I’ll be wine tasting, visiting markets, riding a bike through a vineyard (though hopefully not straight after the wine-tasting), visiting an olive oil mill, museums and famous sites and having a gluten free cookery lesson with a famous chef. I can almost hear you saying, “she’s so lucky”… and you’re right, it’s a dream week in Provence for me, and you know you can come with me sort of as I’ll be posting photos on Facebook and Twitter (and I’ll be trying to get to grips with Instagram too) and telling you all about my favourite places when I get back.
In the meantime, I wish you a great week ahead,
With best wishes,
Ps – for those of you travelling in France this coming Thursday 25 June 2015, there is talk of a strike that may affect train services and other forms of transport, it could all change so check nearer the time to ensure that your travel arrangements won’t be disrupted…
This week’s top features
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The Opal Coast, northern France, a place where secret beaches have no name and seals frolic in the water and on the sand right in front of you. Where the glorious countryside reaches to the seashore and friendly, old-fashioned inns abound…
How to order coffee in France like a local – not a tourist! One of our most popular language features ever shows you how to order coffee like you live in France – in less than 5 minutes!
5 Fabulous French aperitifs – you don’t have to drink them in France to enjoy a little oh la la!
A delicious French dessert recipe from French chef Daniel Galmiche – Madeleines, those classic little French sponge cakes, but with a twist, these are made with Pistachio and served with chocolate sorbet…
If you’re about to go on holiday now that summer’s here, Rachel Khoo of My Little Paris Kitchen has some top tips for looking good while travelling! And, if flea markets are your thing here’s an article that has lots of useful links to help you locate a brocante where ever you are in France.