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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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L’Okara, 24 Rue Froide, 14000 Caen.

lokara.fr

Welcoming organic and ethical vegetable

restaurant that’s perfect for vegetarian and

vegan dining.

Une Cuillére a Carrée, 22 Rue de Bernières,

14000 Caen. unecuillerecarree.fr

A real favourite with the locals for its refined

and delicious menu.

Le Pt’tit B 15 Rue du Vaugueux, 14000

Caen. leptitb.fr

In an ancient building in the medieval district,

in a picture postcard pretty street, in the

shadow of the great castle ramparts with a

superb menu and delicious cocktails – an

absolute winner.

Bouef and Cow, 6 Boulevard des Alliés.

boeufandcow.com

Elegant and welcoming setting overlooking

the beautiful church of Saint-Pierre and

serving Normandy’s finest burgers and meaty

dishes.

La Ferme de Billy, 29 bis, 31 Rue de l’Eglise,

14980 Rots. ferme-de-billy.com/en

A 15-minute drive from Caen city centre

brings you to the glorious apple-growing

countryside of Normandy – and a traditional

cider farm. The Ferme de Billy’s weekend

brunch and Thursday/Friday lunch buffet is

the best I have ever been to. A huge choice

of local products, beautifully cooked and

presented. Afterwards take a walk around the

estate with its 13th century chapel. A must if

you’re in Caen.

Where to stay

I stayed at the 3* Hotel Des Quatrans,

17 rue Gémare, 14000 Caen.

hotel-des-quatrans.com It’s in a tranquil spot

but just steps from the city centre, ideal as a

base to visit Caen and the wider area.

Go Trade is a European

project which since 2017

has worked with English

and French partners to

support and preserve the role that traditional

markets play in daily life. Find our more at:

gotrade-markets.eu

Details of markets and what to see and do in

Caen: caenlamer-tourisme.com

Did you know: Caen is one of

those tongue-twister words

non-French find really hard

to say. Some say it like ‘con’

which in French means idiot

(or worse). It’s more like

‘Carn’ –pronounce the ‘n’ but

emphasise the ‘r’!

The Good Life France | 23

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