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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<br />

“It’s so extraordinary that when you walk<br />

around the medieval ramparts, you know that<br />

these walls are original. It’s easy to imagine<br />

that the Knights Templar and generations of<br />

people since have walked here and looked out<br />

at the astonishing views for hundreds of years”<br />

says Julia Girard-Gervois of TripUSAFrance.<br />

“It never ceases to amaze me just how<br />

absolutely gorgeous this village is with its<br />

cobbled streets, beautiful grey stone houses<br />

and flowers and vines everywhere. It’s been<br />

likened to a miniature Carcassonne and it<br />

really is incredibly pretty.”<br />

Just an hour’s drive from the city of<br />

Montpellier and close to the beautiful village<br />

of Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, La Couvertoirade<br />

has an epic history. “This is no museum town<br />

though” says Julia “it’s brimming with history<br />

and vibrant with artisans, potters, wool<br />

spinners and more. It’s not hard to imagine it<br />

how it was in the days of the Templars. There’s<br />

even a communal bread oven at the windmill<br />

which has been restored and once a week you<br />

can taste bread and other local specialities.”<br />

This little village certainly lives up to its Plus<br />

Beaux Village award…<br />

The Good Life France | 45

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