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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

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An interview with Grégory Fitoussi

French actor Grégory Fitoussi discusses his new role in Spin, starring in Mr Selfridge and his love of skydiving

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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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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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French language

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Great apps to help you learn French

Language-learning apps are a great way to learn French whenever and wherever you can. These are our favourite ones to use

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28 French property types explained

Learn these essential French property types to help with your househunting in France

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French films you should watch

10 must-see French films

Improve your level of French with our selection of the best of modern French cinema

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Latest articles from France Magazine

Mercantour mountain range and national park in the South of France ©ThinkstockPhotos

Hidden corners of France you need to explore

Need some off-the-beaten-track travel inspiration for France? Take a look at these hidden corners of France you might not know about

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Flowers carpet the tranquil waters of Lake Annecy ©Thinkstock

8 reasons to visit the French mountains this summer

Escape the summer heat with a visit to the French mountains, where you can do everything from hiking to shopping.

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Hotel le Couvent Royal à Saint-Maximin in Var ©ChateauxetHotelsCollection

14 stylish hotels in France for under €150 a night

Want to enjoy a special night in France without breaking the bank? Here are 14 hotels that are all under €150 a night

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Dolce Vita restaurant in Saint-Tropez

The best Saint-Tropez restaurants

The chic resort of Saint-Tropez is a food lover’s paradise with restaurants for all budgets. Here is our pick of places to eat

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French culture

Light and fresh, scallops make for a perfect summertime supper © Dreamstime

Recipe for pan-fried scallops

Less is more when it comes to showing off the subtle flavours and textures of this popular shellfish, says French cookbook author Rosa Jackson

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Dolce Vita restaurant in Saint-Tropez

The best Saint-Tropez restaurants

The chic resort of Saint-Tropez is a food lover’s paradise with restaurants for all budgets. Here is our pick of places to eat

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French news stories that caught our eye this week

Names and capitals announced for France’s new regions, explore Loire Valley châteaux without leaving home and plastic bags banned in French shops – the French news headlines that caught our eye this week

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Great apps to help you learn French

Language-learning apps are a great way to learn French whenever and wherever you can. These are our favourite ones to use

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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

Make sure your builder has the correct insurance

Renovate your French property on sound legal foundations

To avoid building site blues and potentially costly repairs, make sure you’re aware of builders’ legal obligations in France

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Village of Estaing in Midi-Pyrenees © Freeartist / ThinkstockPhotos

8 reasons you should buy a property in Midi-Pyrénées

Stunning scenery, pretty villages with traditional, reasonably priced properties, delicious food and a gentle pace of life... there are so many reasons why you should buy a property in Midi-Pyrénées in south-west France

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How to get a French mortgage

Find out what types of French mortgage are available, how much you can borrow, what the mortgage criteria are and how to apply for a mortgage to buy your French property

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Ibex near Lake Anncey ©Savoie Mont Blanc / Chabance

5 places to buy in France if you love the great outdoors

If nature is top of your French property wish list then you’ll be right at home in one of these five areas of France

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