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May 9. Opening in Falaise of a new museum about civilians during wartime
The Battle of Normandy 1944 ended with the defeat of the German tank division in what is known as the Falaise Pocket. While many museums in the region commemorate the D-Day Landing, the battles, the victory for the Allies and the Liberation of Normandy, this new museum in the small town of Falaise speaks of the effect of war on civilian populations. About 20,000 civilians were killed in Normandy during the war, many from Allied bombings.
June 10-12. Mougins Gastronomy Festival
Five miles inland from Cannes, Mougins has been famous for its gastronomy since the 1970s when chef Roger Vergé gained his third Michelin star at the Moulin de Mougins. The towns gastronomic festival Les Etoiles de Mougins, now in its 11th year, celebrates tradition, creativity and the five sense of culinary discovery with special guest Thierry Marx, the stellar chef of the Mandarin Oriental in Paris.