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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

Posy Simmonds © Victor Schiferli

An interview with Posy Simmonds

The illustrator tells Pierre de Villiers about her student days in Paris and the film version of her graphic novel Gemma Bovery

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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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21 French words to help with your DIY or renovation project

Planning to undertake a renovation project or do some DIY in France? Here are 21 French words that you will need to know

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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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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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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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A stall taking part in the Fête de la Gastronomie

French Food Festivals

Sample the joys of French gastronomy at a nationwide celebration

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Châteaux dans les arbres

10 of the best places to stay in a treehouse in France

If you fancy being lulled to sleep by a breeze rustling leaves close by your window, and waking to the nearby sound of birdsong, you should consider booking into one of these amazing French treehouse hotels.

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French culture

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21 French words to help with your DIY or renovation project

Planning to undertake a renovation project or do some DIY in France? Here are 21 French words that you will need to know

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Christmas in a French alpine village

5 French Christmas traditions

Thinking of spending the festive period in France? Louise Sayers explains 5 key French Christmas and seasonal traditions that you need to know about if you are to celebrate Noël like a local

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Endives au jambon © Snap and Stir

Recipe: endives au jambon

Try your hand at an oven-baked French favourite using chicory and ham

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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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Property in France

Moving currency is often left to the last minute, but it pays dividends to think about it as early as possible

Currency exchange in France: forward contracts and timing

Arranging your finances to buy that dream home in France might not be the most glamorous of jobs, but it can save you thousands of pounds, says Matthew Harris

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Le Prieuré

French property dreams: a priory in Dordogne

Rachel Johnston heads to ever-popular Dordogne to contemplate life in a beautifully restored residence with 16th-century origins

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The apartment building's balconied facade

My dream home: Susie Hollands’ apartment in Paris

Susie Hollands of VINGT Paris is charmed by the history and romance of an apartment in the Marais

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Money talks: opening a French bank account

Opening a French bank account

Opening a French bank account will help you organise your finances and keep track of mortgage payments and bills. Laurent Galy explains the basics of banking in France

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