Rendez-vous en France Magazine
New York – February 4, 2013
Atout France - the France Tourist Development Agency introduces the second edition of Rendez-vous en France 2013, its annual travel magazine.
In a very eventful year for travel to France, the 60-page glossy magazine reviews "must-know-and-see developments," covers the fun and entertaining aspects of French culture and lifestyle and takes a look at France's best kept secrets. The magazine will also be online with web-exclusive articles.
The cover story introduces Marseille-Provence 2013, the European Capital of Culture. One France's oldest cities, Marseille has undergone a remarkable transformation in the last five years to ready itself for this grand occasion. In her article, Mary Winston Nicklin guides readers through the wealth of blockbuster events that will take in place Marseille and Provence throughout 2013.
Rendez-vous en France also unveils the stunning new Louvre-Lens, which opened recently in the lesser-known region of Nord-Pas de Calais in Northern France. Just one hour and ten minutes by high-speed train, it is described by writer Bree Sposato as a destination in itself, housing a spacious ultra-modern structure with over 200 masterpieces from the "mother" Louvre.
Anniversaries and events are also in the magazine's mix, including a "breathtaking" feature on the Tour de France - which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year - an exciting family-friendly piece on a new exhibition on the "Red planet" at the Cite de l'Espace in the Midi-Pyrenees' capital city of Toulouse, and an amusing look at the wild and wacky Marathon du Medoc.
Many themes are explored in Rendez-Vous, ranging from gastronomy to culture to much more. The lifestyle section introduces readers to the rhythm of Zouk in Martinique, having a picnic or "Pique-niquer" in Paris, and the "luminous lifestyle of Normandy's posh seaside resort of Deauville." The section called "En Route" takes readers on a walk through the first peri-urban national park of Les Calanques in Marseille and suggests to readers the best resorts to take their family and kids.
The online version features additional exclusive articles on topics like Martinican lifestyle, biking and cycling, and more ideas for family fun. To visit the magazine online go to www.rendezvousenfrance.com/magazine
On Sunday, February 24, the print magazine will be distributed to geo-targeted subscribers of the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle and the Washington Post.