The big news this week is that the Summer issue of The Good Life France Magazine is out! It’s completely free to read, subscribe and share and you can read it here. It’s a fabulous issue, packed with fabulous photos and fantastic features written by top travel writers. Discover the most romantic sites, castles and hidden villages. Celebrate the 1000 year old history of the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel and the Vallée de la Gastronomie, a 620km foodie route of France (and yes I did travel the entire length of it, sipping and sampling as I went!) Normandy, Provence, the French Riviera, Picardy, Mayenne, Languedoc Rousillon, the French Alps and more are featured. There are fabulous recipes from French foodie legends Ferrandi Paris and Eric Kayser the most famous of Paris bakers. And there’s heaps more – just hop on over and enjoy a free read – and please share with your friends, it’s free to them too – thank you so much.
Of course none of my animals could give a fig that I’ve been working so hard to get the magazine out, create fun podcasts for you to enjoy (new one out next week – everything you want to know about Bastille Day – subscribe here so you don’t miss it!), and travelling all over France to explore new places to tell you about. I’m off to the Loire next week, taking a paddle boat tour along the River Loire and stopping off at gorgeous chateaux and enchanting little villages (come with me via Instagram).
Everyone seems to be preparing for the summer holidays here – it’s pretty much the law to take a holiday in July or August, or at least that’s what it feels like. If you go in July (Juillet in French), you’re called a Juilettiste, and if you go in August (Août in French), you’re called an Aoûtienne! (My How to be Parisian in less than an hour Podcast talks more about this). However, I’ll be staying home to work in the garden, as, after 19 years of renovating our old French farmhouse – we’re almost finished and the garden is getting a makeover. I know I say every year ‘we’re nearly done’, but really this year may well see the end of us building a house within a house (my three books tell the story of our mad adventures along the way – link below).
Wishing you a very bon weekend full of joy from roasty toasty northern France and I hope you find a ton of inspiration from the website and the top picks in this week’s newsletter.
Bisous from my little corner of France,
Janine Marsh is Author of My Good Life in France: In Pursuit of the Rural Dream, My Four Seasons in France: A Year of the Good Life and Toujours la France: Living the Dream in Rural France all available as ebook, print & audio, on Amazon everywhere & all good bookshops online.
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