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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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PARIS

in the spring

“When spring comes to Paris, the humblest mortal

alive must feel that he dwells in paradise”

– Henry Miller

Champs de Mars © Nathalie Geffroy

Paris is undoubtedly a year-round city, but

there is something about the spring that’s

special. Paris in the spring is a cliché but

like the best of clichés, it’s also a tangible

experience.

The air is soft and warm, the sun’s rays filter

through the cherry blossom and light up

bunches of pink and purple wisteria festooning

fences, climbing over shop windows and

doorways. The trees that line boulevards and

avenues burst into life; boules games resume

in the parks. Favourite city spots start to fill up

with people flinging off their coats and settling

in to watch the world go by from the terraces

of their favourite cafés from Montmartre to

Montparnasse. Families stroll in the parks,

The Good Life France | 9

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