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Our favourite things: March 2018

Editor's picks: each month we bring you a few of our favourite things

Our favourite things: March 2018
L’Atelier des Lumières

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We’ve been here and we’ve been there, and our team have found a few things we thought we’d share

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Start your engines — opening in Nashville this year, August Moon Drive-In is a blast from the past. With 1,000 parking spaces, pull up to watch a flick beneath a dome that can simulate fireflies, sunsets and starts. Classic cars, hammocks and trees complete the atmosphere, while burgers and shakes add some flavour to this slice of quintessential Americana. Stephanie Cavagnaro

In numbers: World’s largest underwater cave system

216
Length in miles of the cave discovered by divers in Mexico
2
Number of caves linked together to create the system off the Yucatán Peninsula
10
Months spent swimming through tunnels to prove the flooded caverns were connected
358
Submerged cave systems surveyed by the divers
Tamsin Wressell

What: Paris’s first digital art centre
Where: A renovated 19th-century foundry in Paris’s 11th arrondissement from April 2018.
Tell me more: Following the Carrières de Lumières museum in Provence, this second outpost will project digital versions of works by Klimt, Bosch, Chagall and more. Josephine Price

What we’re reading

Londoners by Craig Taylor. RRP: £9.99 (Granta Publications) Connor McGovern
The Story of the Face by Paul Gorman. RRP: £34.95 (Thames & Hudson) Pat Riddell
Happy by Derren Brown. RRP: £8.99 (Bantam Press) Stephanie Cavagnaro
Curry: Eating, Reading and Race by Naben Ruthnum. RRP: £8 (Coach House Books) Zane Henry

Spare a thought for Europe’s neglected monuments. Europa Nostra has compiled a list of 12 ‘at-risk’ heritage sites, including a dozen churches in Albania, a modernist monument in Bulgaria, and the UK’s first ice factory in Grimsby. Connor McGovern

Read more on the campaign here.

Top 3: Family highs

New family experiences for 2018 by Scott Dunn

01 ‘Flying nannies’ are available in a new portfolio of Ibiza villas — qualified childminders are flown in to be available on arrival to play with your kids and arrange meals.

02 ‘Flying chefs’ in Majorca for rather special in-villa dining — the likes of Monica Galetti, Pierre Koffmann, Andrew Wong or Mauro Colagreco will cook for eight to 12 guests for
a whopping £14,000. 

03 Working ranches for teens in Andalusia on a 600-aCre eco-farm — since the kids have had their nannies and chefs, it’s time to get them working!
Maria Pieri

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Published in the April 2018 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)