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Recipe: Mousse au chocolat

Find out the origins of this rich chocolate mousse and make your own with Mary Cadogan’s easy recipe

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Tarte Tatin recipe

Food writer Mary Cadogan shares her recipe for tarte Tatin and reveals the origins of the dessert

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Inside La Table d'Aimé restaurant

Restaurant Review: La Table d’Aimé, Rivesaltes

Deep in the heart of the Roussillon region Emma Rawle is left thoroughly impressed by one restaurant’s organic fare

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Medieval buildings in Place Plumereau in Tours, © Dreamstime

Self-catering guide to Tours

With a great choice of wine, freshwater fish and other locla delicacies, Tours is the place to stock up on food in the Loire Valley, as Victoria Trott finds out

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Exploring Languedoc’s wine country

Out of the shadow of Carcassonne’s medieval turrets, Languedoc’s vineyards are emerging into a brighter future. Dominic Rippon pays a visit.

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Irresistible chocolate chestnut truffles, © Joanne Harris

Recipe: P’tite Mère’s chocolate chestnut truffles

Have a go at this recipe from Joanne Harris to make your own heavenly chocolate truffles

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Barfleur harbour, © Fotolia

Village life: The beauty from within

The Normandy village of Barfleur has a rich maritime heritage, as Paul Lamarra discovers during a visit to the harbourside community

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Garlic Galore: Summer Garlic Festivals in France

The humble allium has become an emblem of French cuisine and inspires festivals across the south-west, says Vanessa Couchman

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Enjoying a glass of Rosé d'Enfer

Raise a glass to jazz

Ancient Gascon vineyards are producing stylish new wines that hit all the right notes at the annual Marciac jazz festival

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Win a copy of Stephen Clarke’s latest book ‘Dirty Bertie’

Enter this competition to win a copy of Stephen Clarke’s brand new book

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Exploring Yorkshire’s French links

Yorkshireman Ray Kershaw uncovers the history of Yorkshire’s French links ahead of the Grand Départ

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Recipe: Tarte au Citron (with a chocolate twist)

Try this easy recipe by Joanne Harris to make a zingy lemon tart with a hint of dark chocolate

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Sizzling summer reads

Explore different areas of France in fact and fiction as Peter Stewart recommends the best holiday stories

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FRANCE Magazine's special July cover

FRANCE Magazine celebrates the Tour de France in Yorkshire

For the first time in its 24-year history, FRANCE Magazine, Britain’s best-selling magazine about France, is depicting a country other than France on its cover.

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Recipe: Cherry Clafoutis

This classic fruit tart is easy to create and makes a perfect pudding for al fresco summer dining

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Restaurant Review: Augustine Kitchen, London

Chef Franck Raymond impresses Emma Rawle with his quintessentially French menu at his London bistro

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An interview with Vanessa Paradis: Seeing the funny side

Actress and singer Vanessa Paradis tells Pierre de Villiers about her role in a new American comedy and how she handles the pressures of fame

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Winston Churchill

70 years ago today: June 6th 1944

On 6 June 1944, Winston Churchill announced the landings in France – news of the biggest invasion and largest military campaign the world had seen thus far

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D-Day: Return to the beaches

As the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings approaches, Paul Lamarra describes the people and places

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D-Day: A soldier’s tale

British D-Day veteran Noel Wilkes (pictured as a soldier and today) recounts his experience of wartime France to his great-nephew, Peter Stewart.

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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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Self-catering guide to Rouen, Seine-Maritime

In the historic capital of Normandy, Mary Novakovich finds the shops and markets teeming with produce from the region’s pastures and orchards

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A scene from Impardonnables

The Cannes Film Festival on the little screen

Award-winning English-subtitled films on TV5MONDE this May (Sky 799 and Virgin 825) PLUS WIN A TRIP TO PARIS TO WATCH TOP 14 RUGBY!


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Restaurant review: Boulestin, London

The reincarnated Boulestin restaurant lives up to expectations, says Zoë McIntyre

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Parallel text: Tennis fever returns to France

Test your French as Régine Godfrey explores France’s love for tennis in the build-up to this year’s French Open.

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Recipe of the week: Poulet provençale à la moutarde

Try Jean-Christophe Novelli’s recipe which originates from the south west of France where the rolling hills of Provence meet the blue waters of the Mediterranean

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Crowds throng the pavilions at Bordeaux Fête le Vin

Taste of the high life: Bordeaux’s Fête le Vin

Every two years, Bordeaux hosts Europe’s largest wine tourism festival. As the 2014 event approaches, Dominic Rippon explains what visitors can expect

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An interview with actress Louise Bourgoin

French actress LOUISE BOURGOIN tells Pierre de Villiers about her British comedy heroes and English-speaking role in a new Riviera-set crime caper

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Interview with Sir Terry Wogan

Radio and television broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has had a home in France for almost two decades. He talks to Zoë McIntyre about the benefits 
of French life and being able to shop in peace

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