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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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Pont du Gard

The Stunning Roman Aqueduct

The Pont du Gard was built over 2,000 years ago, to bring water to the city of Nîmes. It is so

big that Roman engineers had to build it on three levels, each with its own set of arches. The

aqueduct crosses over the Gard River and is as tall as the top of the Statue of Liberty’s torch!

For extra fun you can rent a kayak and float under it.

Birth of a River

Imagine that you

are walking on a

path next to a river,

going upstream.

You look up and

see that you are

coming to a high

cliff. You wonder

how the river gets

past it – maybe it

goes around? Then

you get to the cliff

Fontaine de Vaucluse

and you realize the

river is coming out of the ground, just bursting

forth. You’re at Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, one of

the largest springs in the world, and so deep

that even Jacques Cousteau couldn’t reach

the bottom.

A River of Sheep

Every year, thousands of sheep march

through the streets of St-Rémy,

accompanied by musicians, shepherds,

sheepdogs, and the occasional goat. It’s

like a river of sheep flowing through town!

Afterwards there are sheepdog trials. This is

a fun event for the whole family. It’s all part

of the annual transhumance festival that

commemorates the days when sheep used

to walk to higher pastures to escape the

summer heat.

Keith and Val Van Sickle live part of the year in

St-Rémy-de-Provence and have traveled widely

throughout the region. Keith is the author of An

Insider’s Guide to Provence (read our review).

The Good Life France | 77

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