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Discover Paris in the spring, Caen in Normandy and its marvellous markets plus Yvoire, a picturesque village on the edge of Lake Geneva in Haute-Savoie. Explore Saint-Omer, a historic city in the far north that's full of secrets and treasures, and Evian, where Frankenstein's monster stayed! Head with us to Metz in Lorraine to find out about its incredible past, La Couvertoirade, one of the prettiest villages in France, and the UNESCO heritage of Avignon. Guides, gorgeous photos, what's new in France, the best tours and delicious recipes from the legendary Le Nôtre bakery in Paris - and more.

Discover Paris in the spring, Caen in Normandy and its marvellous markets plus Yvoire, a picturesque village on the edge of Lake Geneva in Haute-Savoie. Explore Saint-Omer, a historic city in the far north that's full of secrets and treasures, and Evian, where Frankenstein's monster stayed! Head with us to Metz in Lorraine to find out about its incredible past, La Couvertoirade, one of the prettiest villages in France, and the UNESCO heritage of Avignon. Guides, gorgeous photos, what's new in France, the best tours and delicious recipes from the legendary Le Nôtre bakery in Paris - and more.

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Think of Caen and most likely the things that pop into your mind will include William

the Conqueror, whose power base was here, and Caen Memorial.

Caen is the biggest city in, as well as the capital of, lower Normandy. It’s a town

with a vibrant vibe, history, grand architecture, a fantastic foodie culture and a real

community spirit – it’s all about the markets.

There is a market every day of the week here but the two big ones are on Friday and

Sunday mornings…

The Market of

Saint-Sauveur

The Friday morning market in Place Saint-

Sauveur is a stone’s throw from the famous

Abbaye aux Hommes, built as a penance

by William the Conqueror. The Pope

excommunicated the then Duke of Normandy

for marrying his cousin Matilda of Flanders

in 1053, but he was forgiven by founding the

Abbey in 1063, whilst Matilda founded the

nearby Abbaye aux Dames in about 1060.

Both buildings, each to the side of the castle

of Caen, were paid for with booty stolen

from England. And both Matilda and William

were interred in their abbeys. Marble

plaques mark the spots, though William’s

now only contains a single thigh bone, the

rest of his bones were scattered during the

French Revolution.

The Good Life France | 17

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