The Good Life France 11 May 2024

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They include:

The life and times of Louis XIV
Come with us as we step back in time and dive into the life and times of Louis XIV, a Machiavellian puppet master whose legacy is evident in France today, long after its citizens disposed of his heirs. A fascinating character who lived an incredible life, one of history’s longest ruling and most iconic monarchs. We share fascinating facts about his daily routine, the rules of living at Versailles, his fashion sense, romantic life & more!

A to Z of French food
France is rightly famous for its gastronomy. In this A to Z of French food, we’ll look at some of the most historic, classic and famous dishes of France from amuse bouche to zut alors! France is the nation that invented the restaurant, haute cuisine and Cordon Bleu, the pique-nique, baguettes and crème brulée. The French certainly live to eat, not eat to live. Discove the most iconic dishes, their histories and legends – truly scrumptious!

Loire Valley Secrets by bike 

Discover the secrets of the Loire Valley by bike with ease, luxury and comfort built in. Effortlessly elegant chateaux made of pale Tuffeau stone and shimmering slate clad turrets. Mile after mile of neat but undulating vineyards, and a history that dates back to Roman times. It’s not hard to see why this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And a Loire Valley cycling tour is a very special way to unlock some of the region’s secrets.

What to see in Nantes

Expect the unexpected in the hometown of author Jules Verne. Nantes is France’s sixth largest city and famous for reinventing itself with a unique USP as an arts and culture city. And much of it is free to enjoy. Nantes wears its art on its sleeve with a permanent collection of 128 artworks in public spaces from the city centre along the Loire estuary and through the nearby Muscadet vineyards, not to mention its rich museum collections.

Brioche bread pudding

In honour of St Honore’s day – the patron saint of French bakers and patisserie makers – 16 May, a delicious brioche bread pudding recipe from famous French boulangerie Lenôtre of Paris. Resistance is futile!