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Snow chains are fitted to tyres to improve traction in snowy conditions

Driving in the mountains with snow chains: 14 dos and don’ts to keep you safe

Snow chains are a crucial bit of car kit if you plan to drive in the mountains on icy and snowy roads. They provide maximum traction when driving through snow and ice, however it is important to use them properly and safely. Paul Lamarra passes on the dos and don’t of driving with snow chains.

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Waterside cafés in the Saint-Leu district of Amiens © Fotolia

Enjoy a fun-filled day out in… Amiens

A day trip to the capital of Picardy offers plenty of things to see and do, as FRANCE MAGAZINE discovers


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Zaz posing for her new album © Yann Orhan

Voice of the People

Singer-songwriter Zaz tells Peter Stewart about following in Édith Piaf’s Parisian footsteps

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes © Bill Prentice

An interview with Sir Ranulph Fiennes

The explorer and author tells Eleanor O’Kane how his French ancestors helped to shape history on both sides of the Channel

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The beautiful lights of the Christkindelsmärik in Strasbourg © Bernard Naegelen

3 Magical French Christmas Markets

Soak up the festive atmosphere and unearth an unusual gift with a Christmas trip to Alsace

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Fans line the red carpet at the British Film Festival in Dinard

What to do in October

Check out our guide to what’s on this autumn in France

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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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Chalet Amuse Bouche

Chalet Amuse Bouche, Portes du Soleil

The luxurious 5 bedroom chalet prides itself on excellent home cooked food and a stunning location between Morzine and Avoriaz. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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P J Adams, author of 'Intoxicating Southern France'

How to enjoy a hassle-free trip to France

Former publishing executive turned author of ‘Intoxicating Paris’ and ‘Intoxicating Southern France’ P J Adams reveals the top mistakes that visitors make when they come to France 


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The Notre-Dame Cathedral in Reims © Fotolia

Visit Reims in the late summer

With the end of the busy school holiday period and the start of the wine harvest, September is a great time to visit the city at the heart of the Champagne region. FRANCE Magazine looks at some of its big attractions


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The Notre-Dame Cathedral towers above the quaint old buildings in the centre of Rouen

A weekend in Rouen

The historic city has attracted artists for more than a century, each of them creating their own take on Rouen. FRANCE Magazine looks at the city’s star attractions

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A hamper of delectable French goodies

French Food Online

What could be nicer than having the authentic flavours of France delivered direct to your door at the click of a mouse?

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The Tour Saint Nicolas and the Tour de la Chaîne guard the entrance to the Vieux Port in La Rochelle © Fotolia

An exploration of religious heritage in La Rochelle

South African-born Pierre de Villiers explores the religious heritage of La Rochelle and discovers more about his own ancestors’ dramatic escape from persecution more than 300 years ago

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