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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

Grégory Fitoussi © Guillaume Collet/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock

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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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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French language

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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'Toast' was from the French verb 'toster' meaning 'to grill' all along! ©iStockphotos

You’ll never believe which English foods derived from French words

Thought bacon, toast and cabbage were quintessentially British foods? Think again! We’ve uncovered 10 food-related English words that were originally French and you’ll never believe what they are…

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'Tomber dans les pommes', which means to 'pass out' © Rita Strik / Living France

15 of the funniest French idioms

Sound like a true French speaker by throwing some of these funny French idioms into conversation

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Louis XIV of France © Georgios Kollidas / Thinkstockphotos

Famous French Figures: King Louis XIV

Louis XIV, the ‘Sun King’, was king of France during a time of prosperity and left a legacy of art and architecture, including the iconic Palace of Versailles

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The stunning La Bergerie villa in Tourrettes

Accommodation review: La Bergerie, Tourrettes

A stay at this luxury villa in the hills above Cannes will make you never want to think about choosing a hotel again, says Carolyn Boyd

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Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris © Paris Tourist Office - Marc Bertrand

10 Paris museums you can visit for free

Want to go to Paris’ excellent museums but don’t want to spend too much on tickets? Here are 10 museums in Paris that are free on the first Sunday of the month

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Chambers Junior Suite at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel © Jeremy Rata

Hotel review: St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Perfectly located for those taking the Eurostar to France, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London has a fascinating history

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French culture

French news headlines © Iropa / Dreamstime

French news stories that caught our eye this week

The Louvre pyramid vanishes, a museum of wine opening in Bordeaux and fuel shortages across France – the French news headlines that caught our eye this week

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The French delicacy of snails © Landon Nordeman

French food delicacies you should try

Snails, frogs' legs and sea urchins... Be brave and try some French delicacies, you might be pleasantly surprised

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Kouglof from Alsace © Yulia Vinogradov / ThinkstockPhoto

Alsace: regional food and drink

Germanic influences are easy to see in the local food and drink specialities of Alsace in eastern France which include kouglof, pain d’épices and white wine

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Louis XIV of France © Georgios Kollidas / Thinkstockphotos

Famous French Figures: King Louis XIV

Louis XIV, the ‘Sun King’, was king of France during a time of prosperity and left a legacy of art and architecture, including the iconic Palace of Versailles

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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

The impact of a Brexit on finances © James53145 / ThinkstockPhotos

What impact could a Brexit have on my finances?

Concerns about a Brexit continue to impact upon exchange rates, but what effect could this have on British property buyers and expats in France?

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Buying a French apartment en copropriété

Understand the system of apartment co-ownership in France

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What type of French property should you buy?

What type of French property do you want to buy?

New or old? House or apartment? As well as location it is important to decide on the type of French property you are looking for before you start viewings

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French Property News June 2016 issue

June 2016 issue of French Property News out now!

A preview of what you’ll find inside the June issue of French Property News

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