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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

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

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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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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

Friday, June 12, 2015
Citron © Rita Strik

The French word ‘un citron’ means ‘a lemon’ but did you know it can also be used as an informal word for ‘head’? Here are 5 ways to use the French word for ‘lemon’

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Friday, June 5, 2015
French phrases related to the tax system © Fotolia

Do you know how to say ‘a taxpayer’ or ‘marital status’ in French? Here are 19 French words and phrases you need to know to navigate the tax system in France

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Setting up your water supply in France © fotolia

Do you know how to say ‘meter reading’ or ‘peak hours’ in French? Here are 20 French words to help you set up your gas, electricity, water and telephone supplies in France

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Latest articles from France Magazine

Yesterday, 16:36
The beautiful Bonne Maman Summer fruits and Madeleine Charlotte cake

A light and fluffy strawberry mousse topped with fresh summer fruit, all held beautifully in place with Bonne Maman Madeleines, this delicious dessert is perfect for weekend picnics and summer parties.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
A quality burger from Le Camion Qui Fume

Get a taste of the food trucks phenomenon with our selection of mobile caterers bring high-quality meals to the streets of France

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
My France

The journalist, film-maker and architecture expert tells Carolyn Boyd of his long links with France and how it feels to live in Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse in Marseille

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The exterior of the Château d'Angers

Visit imposing châteaux and enjoy delicious seafood on a drive along the Loire Valley between the historic cities of Angers and Nantes

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French culture

Friday, June 12, 2015

The French word ‘un citron’ means ‘a lemon’ but did you know it can also be used as an informal word for ‘head’? Here are 5 ways to use the French word for ‘lemon’

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Monday, June 8, 2015
Ville-Dommange, Champagne

3D Wines explore the famous wine country of Burgundy. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Monday, June 8, 2015
Recipe for cherry clafoutis © Snap and Stir

Make full use of the first cherries of the season and try our recipe for cherry clafoutis

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Friday, June 5, 2015
French phrases related to the tax system © Fotolia

Do you know how to say ‘a taxpayer’ or ‘marital status’ in French? Here are 19 French words and phrases you need to know to navigate the tax system in France

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Property in France

Yesterday, 16:12

Karen Tait lists 10 things you need to know about the cooling-off period and deposit, from whether you can pull out of the contract to who you should pay

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Friday, July 3, 2015
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While mortgages for non-residents are now easier to obtain in France, negotiating cash flow with French banks still needs careful handling, as Sharon Hill explains

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The facade and pool

Edward Landau of Le Bonheur explains why this three-bedroom former farmhouse, on the market for €599,000, gets his vote

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
JC Gardens & Climbing Frames

JC Gardens & Climbing Frames have now begun exporting their hand-made, high quality bespoke tree swings, climbing frames and other products to France so you can take top quality British-made products to your French idyll. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Friday, June 26, 2015
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With tax laws constantly going through reform, Rob Kay goes back to basics and explains how your savings and investments are currently taxed in France

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