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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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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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French language

Do you speak French but wish you could speak it better? Bien-dire Audio Magazine for French Learners

Improve your French with a subscription to Bien-dire audio magazine


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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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Latest articles from France Magazine

Putting Paris on the map with iconic quotes © Dreamstime

Top 20 quotes about Paris

Be it Amercian president or Irish novelist, everyone has some to say about the iconic city of Paris

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Hotel barge 'Anjodi' on the Canal du Midi

Luxury Hotel Barge Cruising

Enjoy a truly unique experience with European Waterways


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Exterior view

Three houses set in 4 acres of ground with large pool - Midi-Pyrénées

A large farmhouse and grounds offering spacious on-site accommodation just 45 minutes east of Toulouse


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The spacious living room

La Ferme, Vienne

Modernised gites in the idyllic Vienne countryside


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French culture

Galette de Rois © Snap and Stir

Recipe: Galette des Rois

Get into the festive spirit with Mary Cadogan’s recpe for Galette des Rois and learn how this cake is traditionally served in France

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Putting Paris on the map with iconic quotes © Dreamstime

Top 20 quotes about Paris

Be it Amercian president or Irish novelist, everyone has some to say about the iconic city of Paris

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Crepes Suzette © Snap and Stir

Recipe: Crêpes Suzette

Treat yourself with Mary Cadogan’s recipe for crêpes Suzette and discover why it is called crêpes Suzette

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Fishing in France © istockphoto

Guide to fishing in France

Fishing is another popular pastime in France, but make sure you’ve got the right permits before you start

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Property in France

This view of the Nôtre Dame des Doms and Palais is enjoyed from a large home at Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, 950,000 euros, AGC Avignon

Location spotlight: Avignon

Exploring the bustling squares, quaint streets and ancient churches of Avignon, Carolyn Reynier discovers there is something rather heavenly about Provence’s city of popes

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Take external shots on a sunny day with blue skies

Snap happy: top tips for photographing your French holiday let

As the saying goes, a picture paints a thousand words. With this in mind, Sarah Bing shares how to take the perfect photos to show off your holiday let to online viewers

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There is no planning application fee in France, but if an application is approved, a one-off tax is payable

Planning permission: the application and approval requirements

In the third instalment of Arthur Cutler’s series on planning permission, we look at where to submit your application, what to include in your dossier and the approval requirements

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Less than an hour's drive from Geneva airport, Les Houches offers Tessa and Michael the authentic mountain village atmosphere they wanted, with world-class skiing and stunning scenery

That’s snow business: owning property in a ski resort

Fulfilling a lifelong dream to own a property in the French Alps, Tessa Regan shares her experiences of buying in a ski resort and how she still enjoys the best of all worlds

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