7 things we learned about France in the June 2021 issue of FRANCE Magazine UK
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From star marshmallows to space discoveries – what will you discover about France in our latest issue?
1. You can get the Côte d’Azur experience in the very north of France
From perched villages to seaside chic, Hauts-de-France offers a taste of the south of France without straying too far from Paris.
Join Lucy Shrimpton on a tour of the north’s summer hotspots on page 18.
2. There’s a legendary café in Normandy that became the first building in France to be liberated
And you can still visit it today! The Café Gondrée converted their dining area into a field hospital for wounded Brits when fighting erupted on 6 June, 1944.
Mike Johnson shares his treasured memories of a Normandy too few see on page 42.
- 1 We still want to escape to the château – but maybe not to do a Dick and Angel!
- 2 In the footsteps of Amélie Poulain in Paris
- 3 Bargain Properties: 15 French houses on the market for under €50,000
- 4 Who are the Kretz family members from Netflix’s The Parisian Agency?
- 5 Emily in Paris: 3 Parisian apartments for sale that remind us of the popular Netflix show
- 6 My France: Taggart and Two Doors Down actor Alex Norton's love of Languedoc
- 7 Carol Drinkwater: A tribute to the French baguette
- 8 9 dreamy châteaux for sale in France for budgets starting at €200,000
- 9 Can you guess which 3 French towns are the best to live in?
- 10 Visit Notre-Dame cathedral in a new virtual reality experience
3. For some of France’s best spa towns, follow the white gold
The legacy of the salt trade is alive and kicking in eastern France, where you can take the waters in some fantastic resorts.
Lebby Eyres shares some of Franche-Comté’s favourite bathing spots on page 36.
4. His name may not be familiar, but this French artist quietly revolutionised the art of advertising with his iconic poster characters
Firmin Bouisset created gorgeous designs for the likes of Nestlé and the LU biscuit company.
Victoria Gibson paints an elegant portrait of Firmin’s life and work on page 46.
5. You can see a fragment of the Moon in Toulouse, France’s aeronautics capital
The fabulous Cité de l’Espace also has life-size spacecraft and Martian meteorites to admire.
Find out what else France’s spectacular Pink City has to offer with Richard Webber on page 54.
6. There’s a town in the Périgord Blanc famous for its marshmallows, or guimauves
If you’re ever in Neuvic in Dordogne, head to Lominé to sample its famous sweet treats.
Embark on a road trip in this beautiful part of France with Heidi Fuller-love on page 58.
7. White Armagnac may be a relatively new kid on the block compared to its amber sibling, but it’s making waves among drinkers
Whether you add it to a cocktail, sprinkle some on cheese or pour over a sorbet, this delicious eau-de-vie is a gorgeous taste of Gascony that makes the perfect addition to your drinks cabinet.
Amanda Garnham tells all about this extraordinary tipple on page 66.
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