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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

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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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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Henri Matisse: the master of colour

During a career spanning six decades, HENRI MATISSE created a vast body of work that changed the course of 20th-century art. Zoë McIntyre outlines his eventful life

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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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The wonderful Christmas market in Strasbourg

French Christmas markets: Part One

Soak up the seasonal atmosphere with a Christmas trip to France. Carolyn Boyd and Zoë McIntyre pick six of the best destinations.

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A Francophile’s guide to...Cheltenham

In our new series, we explore Britain’s French connections

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French culture

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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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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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Property in France

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French planning permission debunked

The words ‘planning permission’ can send shivers down the spine. Arthur Cutler picks a route through France’s infamous bureaucracy to help you to fulfil your grand designs

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First-time buyers in the French Alps

Professional couple Katya Shipster and Darren Choppin’s frustration at rising London property prices led to a rewarding adventure in the French Alps

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Ski property buyers in the French Alps: new website launched

For ski property buyers in Samoëns, a new online service makes life easier

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The vast majority of sales with a 'viager' are made with the vendor in occupation

Buying French property ‘en viager’

Flexible and cost-effective or an imprecise science? Hervé Blatry examines a form of French property transaction that is making a comeback – the viager

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