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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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What’s

New?

Roundup of openings and major events

In 2021:

Paris saw the opening of the historic Hôtel

de la Marine, the spectacular Bourse de

Commerce | Collection Pinault and the rebirth

of La Samaritaine Department Store.

A brand new modern art museum housed in

the former stables of the 12th century Royal

Abbey of Fontevraud in the Loire was opened.

It showcases the private collection (some

900 objects from paintings to sculptures and

antiques) of Martine and Léon Cligman.

In the south of France, the long awaited Frank

Gehry tower, the crown jewel of the LUMA

Foundation in Arles was completed. And in

Narbonne, the Musée Narbo Via designed

by Norman Foster, who also designed the

world famous Millau Viaduct, opened in May.

Featuring a wall of 760 antique stones, the

museum brings together over 1,000 antiquities

aimed to show the Narbonne’s Roman past

when it was known as Narbo Martius.

78 | The Good Life France

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