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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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© TripUSAFrance

“It’s so extraordinary that when you walk

around the medieval ramparts, you know that

these walls are original. It’s easy to imagine

that the Knights Templar and generations of

people since have walked here and looked out

at the astonishing views for hundreds of years”

says Julia Girard-Gervois of TripUSAFrance.

“It never ceases to amaze me just how

absolutely gorgeous this village is with its

cobbled streets, beautiful grey stone houses

and flowers and vines everywhere. It’s been

likened to a miniature Carcassonne and it

really is incredibly pretty.”

Just an hour’s drive from the city of

Montpellier and close to the beautiful village

of Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, La Couvertoirade

has an epic history. “This is no museum town

though” says Julia “it’s brimming with history

and vibrant with artisans, potters, wool

spinners and more. It’s not hard to imagine it

how it was in the days of the Templars. There’s

even a communal bread oven at the windmill

which has been restored and once a week you

can taste bread and other local specialities.”

This little village certainly lives up to its Plus

Beaux Village award…

The Good Life France | 45

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