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12 reasons to buy the August 2018 issue of FRANCE Magazine

PUBLISHED: 13:18 04 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:18 04 July 2018

The August 2018 issue of FRANCE Magazine is now on sale

The August 2018 issue of FRANCE Magazine is now on sale

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From cycling and relaxing in Vendée to bird-spotting all over France, the August issue of FRANCE Magazine is packed with holiday ideas and the best of French culture. Here are 12 reasons why you should buy a copy...

Explore the beautiful Atlantic coast of Vendée and the Ile de Noirmoutiers ©Julien Gazeau/vjoncherayExplore the beautiful Atlantic coast of Vendée and the Ile de Noirmoutiers ©Julien Gazeau/vjoncheray

1. Sun, spas and cycling in Vendée

We take a look at the location for the opening stage of the Tour de France and how to best enjoy this stunning stretch of the Atalantic coast.

2. The hidden natural treasure of the Pays Châtillonnais

Explore this pretty area squeezed between the vineyards of Champagne and Burgundy which is destined to become France’s next national park.

Jean Sulpice's Auberge du Père Bise on the shores of Lake Annecy is one of the new hotspots for gourmet cuisine in the Alps ©Franck JueryJean Sulpice's Auberge du Père Bise on the shores of Lake Annecy is one of the new hotspots for gourmet cuisine in the Alps ©Franck Juery

3. Taste the new Alpine cuisine

Gastronomy in the French Alps is changing and it’s mouthwatering!

4. Go on a road trip from Toulouse

Depart from the Pink City in Haute-Garonne and head off into the glorious Pyrénées mountains.

Learn about farming in the old days at the Musée des Maisons Comtoises in Nancray, Franche-Comté ©Alain Doire/BFC TourismeLearn about farming in the old days at the Musée des Maisons Comtoises in Nancray, Franche-Comté ©Alain Doire/BFC Tourisme

5. Learn about France’s rural past

A history trail about ancient French farming methods and the marks they left on today’s pastoral landscape

6. Discover Nîmes

Get ideas for a city break in this historic city which was built and developed by the Romans

Spot flamingos in the spectaular Camargue national park in the south of France ©LuCaAr - Getty ImagesSpot flamingos in the spectaular Camargue national park in the south of France ©LuCaAr - Getty Images

7. Come giant bird-spotting

We travel around the best locations across the country to spot the biggest birds in France

8. A night in the mountains

Take your pick from our favourite places to stay in the French mountains, from the Alps to the Pyrénées

Walk around the historic town of Valence in Drôme ©Lionel Pascale/Drôme TourismeWalk around the historic town of Valence in Drôme ©Lionel Pascale/Drôme Tourisme

9. Take a stroll in Valence

The pretty perched capital of the Drôme department has long been a gateway to Provence and its historic centre is a delight to explore.

10. Make macarons

A recipe from the master patissier Pierre Hermé himself for peach, apricot and saffron macarons.

Onion Johnnies from Roscoff Brittany parading in the streets ©Maison des Johnnies et de l'Oignon de RoscoffOnion Johnnies from Roscoff Brittany parading in the streets ©Maison des Johnnies et de l'Oignon de Roscoff

11. Who are the Onion Johnnies?

Find out about the Breton traders bringing pink Roscoff alliums to Birtain’s streets.

12. How to be Parisian

Our Paris-based columnist gives his humorous take on daily life in the French capital

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