It was while living in this villa in Lyons-la-Forêt, a picturesque and peaceful village surrounded by an undoubtedly inspiring beech-tree forest in the Vexin Normand, that Maurice Ravel composed Le Tombeau de Couperin. For twenty-five minutes of trembling-leaf-listening pleasure, click here.Vocabulary
un hêtre: a beech
une hêtraie: a beech grove
Pronunciation tip: the "s" of Lyons is pronounced.
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