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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 at a language school

Ever thought about trying a French language immersion course? We sent Ian Moore to a language school in the Loire Valley to find out what an immersion course involves and if it works

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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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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

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Latest articles from France Magazine

The Église Saint-Pierre in Caen seen from the castle © Fotolia

Half-term in Caen

This city in Normandy has a rich history and is just the right size for a family break, as FRANCE Magazine shows 


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Visitors relax on the sandy Plage de l'Écluse in the centre of Dinard

A Quick Guide to Dinard

Situated on the pretty Côte d’Émeraude, this Brittany seaside resort has plenty to offer visitors, as Peter Stewart discovers

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The bridge in Normoutier-en-l'Île © Melissa Wood

Vignette: Noirmoutier-en-l’Île market

Author Joanne Harris recalls childhood summers spent on an island in the Vendée

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Jenny Powell © Joseph Sinclair

An interview with Jenny Powell

The television presenter tells Andrew Williams about childhood holidays in France and owning a house in a Riviera hideaway

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French culture

Tarte aux abricots © Snap and Stir

Recipe: tarte aux abricots

Indulge in a classic French pastry by following our recipe for tarte aux abricots

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Parfum de France language school

Learning French at a language school

Ever thought about trying a French language immersion course? We sent Ian Moore to a language school in the Loire Valley to find out what an immersion course involves and if it works

Read full story »

Read French news © Tomnex / Dreamstime.com

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 »

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Property in France

Nine stunning French proporties with gardens

9 of the best French properties for sale with gardens

From an easy-to-maintain courtyard garden to a few acres, most househunters trying to find a property in France want some outside space to enjoy al fresco lunches and indulge their green-fingered passions. Here are just a few of the many properties with gardens on France Property Shop.

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How to get booked: 2 holiday lets with stunning interiors

Holiday lets with beautiful interiors always tend to attract bookings and delight guests. Glynis Shaw looks around two exquisitely designed homes in the Lot countryside

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Currency Q&A: Exchange rates

Laura Parsons of TorFX talks about transferring savings to France

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Brantôme, Dordogne

Where to buy French property... if you want an expat community

Karen Tait narrows down the best places to find the support and company of an expat community

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