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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

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Léa Seydoux in the new James Bond film Spectre © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

Cannes award-winner Léa Seydoux tells Pierre de Villiers about the challenges of playing a modern ‘Bond girl’

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
James Cracknell © Angus Muir

The former Olympic and world rowing champion tells Angela Sara West about his sporting adventures in France

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Petula Clark

The evergreen singer tells Peter Stewart about her life and career in France

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French language

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Running a business in France © Alexi TAUZIN - Fotolia

Thinking of moving to France and starting a business? Here are 27 essential French words to help you set up and run a business in France

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Learning French
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Laduree Royale restaurant in Paris

Planning to go out for dinner in France? Here is all the French vocabulary you’ll need to order fluently at a French restaurant

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Learning French
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Radio © Rafal Glebowski / Dreamstime

One of the best ways to pick up the French language is to listen to French radio, but if you are a complete beginner it can be difficult. So here are 23 words you will hear on the radio in France to get you started

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Learning French

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Latest articles from France Magazine

Brasserie le Sud restaurant in Lyon

With over 4,000 restaurants and its very own Bouchons bistros, Lyon is France’s foodie capital. Here is our pick of the best restaurants in Lyon

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Ploumanac'h on the Brittany coast © RicoK69 / ThinkstockPhotos

An insider’s guide to Brittany in northern France, including the main attractions, towns and villages to visit on holiday or live in, the major festivals and events, and where to buy a property in Brittany

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Brittany
Tue, 11:23
Cours Saleya market in Nice, France © venakr / ThinkstockPhotos

Planning a city break in France? Here are 7 French cities you should visit on a short break with more than enough attractions to keep you busy all weekend

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Paris
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The March 2016 issue of FRANCE Magazine

In the latest issue of FRANCE Magazine, we suss out 25 top cafés to sit and watch the world go by in Paris, uncover hotels with spectacular views, go treasure hunting at antiques markets in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and find the best restaurants in northern Burgundy

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French culture

Brasserie le Sud restaurant in Lyon

With over 4,000 restaurants and its very own Bouchons bistros, Lyon is France’s foodie capital. Here is our pick of the best restaurants in Lyon

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Running a business in France © Alexi TAUZIN - Fotolia

Thinking of moving to France and starting a business? Here are 27 essential French words to help you set up and run a business in France

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Learning French
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
A crêpe Suzette © Dreamstime

Learn how to make a liqueur-soaked pancake that is popular during Chandeleur and Lent

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French recipes
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Romantic Valentine's Day meal © kieferpix/Getty Images/iStockphoto

If you’re choosing to stay in rather than dine out this Valentine’s Day then impress your other half by creating a delicious, romantic French dinner with these easy recipes

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French recipes

Property in France

9 minutes ago
Pujols, Lot-et-Garonne

The rules regarding the cooling-off period changed in 2015, giving buyers more time to pull out of a purchase. Matthew Cameron explains how the system works

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Buying guides
Mon, 12:49
A handsome Charentaise near Ambleville with pool and septic tank, 390,000 euros (charente-immobilier.com)

Do you know the French rules and regulations for electricity, gas supplys, plumbing and sewage, swimming pools and home insurance? They are very different to the UK so make sure you understand them before you buy a property in France

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Buying guides
Friday, February 5, 2016
© David Noton Photography

Are you thinking about bypassing an estate agent and selling your French property privately? There are some advantages but also some disadvantages. Here are 4 areas to consider before you sell your property privately

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Buying guides
Monday, February 1, 2016
New-build leaseback development in Pra Loup in the Alps on sale with Sextant Properties

Buying a leaseback property in France is becoming popular with those looking for a hassle-free property purchase in France, especially in tourist destinations like the Alps and the coast. But what is a leaseback, how does it work and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

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Buying guides
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Kaysersberg in Alsace © David Espin / Fotolia

With plenty of properties and locations to choose from, good healthcare and education services and a regulated and straightforward property market, it’s easy to see why France is a popular choice with British buyers. Here are 7 reasons you should buy a property in France

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Buying guides

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