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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

Léa Seydoux in the new James Bond film Spectre © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

The new Bond girl

Cannes award-winner Léa Seydoux tells Pierre de Villiers about the challenges of playing a modern ‘Bond girl’

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James Cracknell © Angus Muir

An interview with James Cracknell

The former Olympic and world rowing champion tells Angela Sara West about his sporting adventures in France

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Petula Clark

An interview with Petula Clark

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

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French language

Running a business in France © Alexi TAUZIN - Fotolia

French vocabulary to start a business in France

Thinking of moving to France and starting a business? Here are 27 essential French words to help you set up and run a business in France

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Laduree Royale restaurant in Paris

23 French words to use in a restaurant in France

Planning to go out for dinner in France? Here is all the French vocabulary you’ll need to order fluently at a French restaurant

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23 French words you will hear on the radio in France

One of the best ways to pick up the French language is to listen to French radio, but if you are a complete beginner it can be difficult. So here are 23 words you will hear on the radio in France to get you started

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Brasserie le Sud restaurant in Lyon

The best restaurants in Lyon

With over 4,000 restaurants and its very own Bouchons bistros, Lyon is France’s foodie capital. Here is our pick of the best restaurants in Lyon

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Ploumanac'h on the Brittany coast © RicoK69 / ThinkstockPhotos

Brittany region guide

An insider’s guide to Brittany in northern France, including the main attractions, towns and villages to visit on holiday or live in, the major festivals and events, and where to buy a property in Brittany

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Cours Saleya market in Nice, France © venakr / ThinkstockPhotos

7 exciting French cities to visit on a weekend break

Planning a city break in France? Here are 7 French cities you should visit on a short break with more than enough attractions to keep you busy all weekend

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The March 2016 issue of FRANCE Magazine

March 2016 issue of FRANCE Magazine out now!

In the latest issue of FRANCE Magazine, we suss out 25 top cafés to sit and watch the world go by in Paris, uncover hotels with spectacular views, go treasure hunting at antiques markets in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and find the best restaurants in northern Burgundy

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French culture

Brasserie le Sud restaurant in Lyon

The best restaurants in Lyon

With over 4,000 restaurants and its very own Bouchons bistros, Lyon is France’s foodie capital. Here is our pick of the best restaurants in Lyon

Read full story »

Running a business in France © Alexi TAUZIN - Fotolia

French vocabulary to start a business in France

Thinking of moving to France and starting a business? Here are 27 essential French words to help you set up and run a business in France

Read full story »

A crêpe Suzette © Dreamstime

Recipe: crêpe Suzette

Learn how to make a liqueur-soaked pancake that is popular during Chandeleur and Lent

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Romantic Valentine's Day meal © kieferpix/Getty Images/iStockphoto

French Valentine’s Day recipes

If you’re choosing to stay in rather than dine out this Valentine’s Day then impress your other half by creating a delicious, romantic French dinner with these easy recipes

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Property in France

Beynac-et-Cazenac in Dordogne © istockphotos

Dordogne guide

An insider’s guide to Dordogne in the south-west of France, including the main attractions to visit on holiday, the best towns and villages to visit and live in and where to buy property in Dordogne

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Pujols, Lot-et-Garonne

What is the cooling-off period after buying a French property?

The rules regarding the cooling-off period changed in 2015, giving buyers more time to pull out of a purchase. Matthew Cameron explains how the system works

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A handsome Charentaise near Ambleville with pool and septic tank, 390,000 euros (charente-immobilier.com)

5 things you need to know before you buy a French property

Do you know the French rules and regulations for electricity, gas supplys, plumbing and sewage, swimming pools and home insurance? They are very different to the UK so make sure you understand them before you buy a property in France

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How do I sell my French property privately?

Are you thinking about bypassing an estate agent and selling your French property privately? There are some advantages but also some disadvantages. Here are 4 areas to consider before you sell your property privately

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