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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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French language

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Learning French: 6 tips for advanced learners

If you have mastered French but want to maintain your language skills then our 6 tips for advanced learners will help you to continue to improve your French

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Learning French: 6 tips for intermediates

If you have mastered the basics but are struggling to find the time to improve your French vocabulary then our 6 tips for intermediates will help you continue your language learning

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Learning French: 6 tips for beginners

If you are struggling to find time to revise French grammar books then our 6 tips for learning French will help you fit your language-learning around your busy life

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Latest articles from France Magazine

The Notre-Dame Cathedral towers above the quaint old buildings in the centre of Rouen

A weekend in Rouen

The historic city has attracted artists for more than a century, each of them creating their own take on Rouen. FRANCE Magazine looks at the city’s star attractions

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A hamper of delectable French goodies

French Food Online

What could be nicer than having the authentic flavours of France delivered direct to your door at the click of a mouse?

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An interview with Posy Simmonds

The illustrator tells Pierre de Villiers about her student days in Paris and the film version of her graphic novel Gemma Bovery

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The Tour Saint Nicolas and the Tour de la Chaîne guard the entrance to the Vieux Port in La Rochelle © Fotolia

An exploration of religious heritage in La Rochelle

South African-born Pierre de Villiers explores the religious heritage of La Rochelle and discovers more about his own ancestors’ dramatic escape from persecution more than 300 years ago

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French culture

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Learning French: 6 tips for advanced learners

If you have mastered French but want to maintain your language skills then our 6 tips for advanced learners will help you to continue to improve your French

Read full story »

Meeting with other French speakers © Stuart Key / Dreamstime

Learning French: 6 tips for intermediates

If you have mastered the basics but are struggling to find the time to improve your French vocabulary then our 6 tips for intermediates will help you continue your language learning

Read full story »

Cheese souffle © Snap and Stir

Recipe: cheese soufflé

Whip up this twice-baked cheese soufflé for a perfect summertime lunch

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Learning French for beginners © Fotolia

Learning French: 6 tips for beginners

If you are struggling to find time to revise French grammar books then our 6 tips for learning French will help you fit your language-learning around your busy life

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Property in France

Villa Cahors Malbec

Location spotlight: Cahors, Lot

Rich in history and abundant in style, the fame of Cahors is built on its unspoilt stone walls, rosy roofs and red wine, as Chris von Koettlitz discovers

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Blacktower financial management

Never too late to take control of your financial future

Blacktower advises on some of the financial challenges that expatriates face when moving to France PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

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Helpful advice if you are renovating a property  in France

Lessons to learn before buying a house to renovate in France

I have lived in France for 15 years and speak fluent French. I have learnt that preparation is the key to success when it comes to buying a property in France. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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French Country Cottages

Tax to pay when renting out property in France

Thinking of running a holiday let in France? Alex Romaine explains the tax implications of this type of venture and shares how you can best prepare for the current legislations

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