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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

My France: Interview with Sheila Hancock

Actress and author Sheila Hancock has owned a house in Vaucluse for two decades. She talks to Zoë McIntyre about her love of France and the inspiration behind her debut novel.

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Bryan Adams

My France interview: Bryan Adams

The Canadian rock star and photographer, best known for his hit singles Summer Of ’69 and Run To You, spent time in the south of France before buying an apartment in Paris. He talks to Zoë McIntyre about singing in French and cycling in Paris

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Learn how to become a Parisian in one hour

French comedian Olivier Giraud tells Alison Weeks why his observations on Parisian life are a hit on both sides of the Channel

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French language

Strawberry

Do you know your fraise from your pastèque?

Test your knowledge by pairing the English and French words for each fruit in this fun game of Pairs.

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Banking in France © Dreamstime

18 French words you need to know to use the banking system in France

Do you know how to say ‘cash’ or ‘overdraft’ in French? Here are 18 words and phrases you need to know in order to be able to use the French banking system

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Banking in France © Dreamstime

Test your French: animal names game

Test your knowledge by pairing the English and French words for each animal in this fun game of Pairs.

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Latest articles from France Magazine

The front cover of the 200th issue of FRANCE Magazine

FRANCE Magazine names the 200 best experiences in France

Let yourself be inspired by our list of the best experiences that France has to offer

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Roses adorn many of the houses in Chédigny © Julian Elliott

Take a stroll in … Chédigny

A small village in the Loire Valley has turned itself into a giant rose garden, to the delight of visitors including Carolyn Boyd

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Expect the unexpected at Futuroscope Amusement Park

Expect the unexpected at Futuroscope Amusement Park

Get away to one of France’s most popular amusement parks and the only one of its kind in Europe.ADVERTISING FEATURE

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French culture

Oeufs en cocotte a la creme recipe © Snap and Stir

Recipe: Oeufs en cocotte à la crème

Try the rich and creamy oeufs en cocotte à la crème at home and discover some variations on the dish you can expect in different areas of France

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Strawberry

Do you know your fraise from your pastèque?

Test your knowledge by pairing the English and French words for each fruit in this fun game of Pairs.

Read full story »

Wine and cheese

10 of the best food & wine tours in France

Love the thought of touring French vineyards and spending days sampling delicious French food and wines? Then check out our favourite 10 food and drink holidays across France that include among others champagne trails, river cruises and cognac tasting breaks

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Banking in France © Dreamstime

18 French words you need to know to use the banking system in France

Do you know how to say ‘cash’ or ‘overdraft’ in French? Here are 18 words and phrases you need to know in order to be able to use the French banking system

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Check out our competitions

Enter fantastic free competitions from our France magazines as well as exclusive online only contests and win prizes.  We also have great reader offers for you to take advantage of so take a look at our latest competitions and offers section so you don’t miss out. Read more

Property in France

Eurobase

Buying a mobile home in France – what you need to know

So you are thinking about buying a mobile home in France but are not sure where to start. Eurobase mobile homes have put together this quick guide to get you going. Advertising Feature

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Kids Cook French by Claudine Pépin, RRP £12.99

WIN! Kids Cook French by Claudine Pépin

Enter our competition to win a copy of Kids Cook French

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Why now is the time to buy property with a French mortgage

With the pound recently hitting a seven-year high against the euro, Clare Nessling explains why there’s never been a better time to take out a French mortgage

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The southern facade with the windows in place

New-build diary part 2: a timber-frame house in Charente

Having designed their home and bought the perfect plot, building works commence on Jess and Tom Kyle’s timber-framed Passivhaus in Poitou-Charentes

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