The Good Life France Magazine

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Autumn 2023

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UK - France Set sail to France with DFDS Inside one of Le Corbusier's apartment blocks curiosity and mostly, of energetic and innovative design which has qualified it for a UNESCO listing for City of Design since 2010. There are several excellent museums and art venues but don’t miss the Cite du Design, housed in a former weapons factory, where you can sit in an Apollo spacecraft-like pod to discover how films might be viewed in the future – with a 360-degree screen. And climb the 32m high lookout tower at the museum for a view over the city. Saint-Étienne is the premier site for the designs of Le Corbusier (whose work is UNESCO World Heritage listed) including a church and sports complex. I have to confess, I never really got why Le Corbusier was seen as an essential theoretical and artistic reference for 20th and 21st century architecture and the modern movement, until I saw what he had designed in this innovative city. From the outside, his apartment blocks can look rather concrete jungle, but take a tour of the Firminy Vert housing site to discover just how much of a pioneer of modern architecture he was. The apartments have huge picture windows, to create good vibes and open up the space, and there are wide, long corridors which acted as indoor play areas for kids who could ride their bikes and play in them. In Gorges de la Loire Forez from where you can take a Loire River cruise their early days, the joined blocks had a school and shops – essentially, they were vertical towns with everything to hand. Dine at: Take a relaxing river cruise (some trips include lunch) along the picturesque Gorges de la Loire: Experience a less well-known part of France with beautiful nature, timeless sleepy villages, spectacular scenery, wonderful wines and great gastronomy. A place where the traditions of the past are held dear but where the future beckons… Discover the charms of the Drôme: Discover the lovely department of the Loire: Discover Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes: • Dover - Calais or Dunkirk crossings from just £78 • Newhaven – Dieppe crossings from just £54 • Visit beautiful villages, towns and cities! • Duty Free - save up to 50% vs UK high street BOOK NOW! Prices subject to specific promotional period and subject to availability. Latest prices on our website. Bookings and travel period valid until 10 December 2023. Prices correct at times of printing. 26 | The Good Life France The Good Life France | 27