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Spectacular scenery, vibrant cities and charming villages, FRANCE magazine brings you the very best of France. Featuring inspiring articles on weekend getaways, destinations and holiday ideas, an intriguing food and wine section for French foodies as well as articles revealing the hidden depths of France’s history and culture, it really is the next best thing to being there!

Our monthly language section is an essential guide to improving your French, while our section dedicated to La Culture brings you book and film reviews along with interviews with A-list French stars, and France-loving celebrities. With columns from top authors Stephen Clarke and Carol Drinkwater, the magazine is the ultimate way to indulge your love of l’Hexagone between visits, and the best way to plan your next trip away.

"I've adored France for as long as I can remember, and it is a true privilege to bring together the different elements that make the country so special in every issue of the magazine." Carolyn Boyd, Editor

Celebrity interviews

Petula Clark

An interview with Petula Clark

The evergreen singer tells Peter Stewart about her life and career in France

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Zaz posing for her new album © Yann Orhan

Voice of the People

Singer-songwriter Zaz tells Peter Stewart about following in Édith Piaf’s Parisian footsteps

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes © Bill Prentice

An interview with Sir Ranulph Fiennes

The explorer and author tells Eleanor O’Kane how his French ancestors helped to shape history on both sides of the Channel

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French language

Chansons pour apprendre

WIN! A copy of French CD Chansons pour apprendre

Enter our competition to win a CD of French songs: Chansons pour apprendre

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Visiting the doctor © Fotolia

22 French words to help with a visit to the doctor in France

Need to visit the doctor or pharmacy in France? Here are 22 French words and phrases to help you explain your illness

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Tell your loved one how you feel in French

5 ways to say ‘I love you’ in French

Feeling romantic? Express your emotions in French, the language of love

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Latest articles from France Magazine

A French winter wonderland

Beautiful France: 20 images that sum up the magic of France in winter

From festive Christmas markets brimming with seasonal goods to vibrant carnivals, France is anything but dull during the winter months. We pick our 20 favourite images that celebrate France in winter

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Carolyn Boyd at the wheel of the Morgan sports car in the Plus Beau Village of Carennac on the banks of the River Dordogne

Dordogne Valley Road Trip

Three wasn’t a crowd when Carolyn Boyd and her sister took Ivy – an open-top sports car – for a spin through the Dordogne Valley

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the beautiful Lac d’Annecy

4 of the best ways to see Annecy

With its stunning lakeside position on the shores of Lac d’Annecy, and surrounding snowy-topped mountains, the historic town of Annecy - the capital of Haute-Savoie - is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts. From being on the water to floating through the skies above, Judy Armstrong picks her four favourite ways of seeing the area.

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A view of Paris at nightfall © Dreamstime

To Paris with love

FRANCE Magazine would like to thank everyone who shared their experiences of Paris with us

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French culture

Fete des Lumieres Place des Jacobins © www.b-rob.com_24

2015 Fête des Lumières honours victims of Paris attacks

Instead of the usual light show, a candlelit tribute will be held in Lyon in December in memory of those who died in the Paris attacks

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Chansons pour apprendre

WIN! A copy of French CD Chansons pour apprendre

Enter our competition to win a CD of French songs: Chansons pour apprendre

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Silhouette of Eiffel Tower

19 pictures that sum up why France is a magical place to live and visit

From majestic mountain ranges to Mediterranean beaches, fine food to high fashion is it any wonder so many people love France so much?

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The stunning Collioure

Our favourite 10 wine producing towns in France

French wine towns are hubs of gastronomy, culture and festivals, with surrounding vineyards. Dominic Rippon recommends his top 10 to visit

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Property in France

A winter view of Beuil

4 secret resorts in the southern French Alps

Leaving others to hurtle down the black ski runs of the Alps, Carolyn Reynier explores the lesser-known resorts in the south offering relaxed, family-friendly skiing

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Buying guide part 11: 7 questions about removals answered

With the keys to your new home safely in your hand it’s time to start packing up your belongings. Vicky Leigh considers the practicalities of a move to France

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Make sure you pay the right price for your French property

Are you paying the right price for your French property?

Working out how much the property you want to buy in France is worth can be difficult as there are many different factors that could affect the price. Peter-Danton de Rouffignac shares 8 tips on working out if the French property you want to buy is worth its asking price

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Paris Cocktails: The Art of French Drinking

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Enter our competition to win a copy of Doni Belau’s Paris Cocktails

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