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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, March 30, 2016
Grégory Fitoussi © Guillaume Collet/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock

French actor Grégory Fitoussi discusses his new role in Spin, starring in Mr Selfridge and his love of skydiving

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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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French language

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
French films you should watch

Improve your level of French with our selection of the best of modern French cinema

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Learning French
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
'Toast' was from the French verb 'toster' meaning 'to grill' all along! ©iStockphotos

Thought bacon, toast and cabbage were quintessentially British foods? Think again! We’ve uncovered 10 food-related English words that were originally French and you’ll never believe what they are…

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Learning French
Monday, April 25, 2016
'Tomber dans les pommes', which means to 'pass out' © Rita Strik / Living France

Sound like a true French speaker by throwing some of these funny French idioms into conversation

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Latest articles from France Magazine

Friday, May 20, 2016
Louis XIV of France © Georgios Kollidas / Thinkstockphotos

Louis XIV, the ‘Sun King’, was king of France during a time of prosperity and left a legacy of art and architecture, including the iconic Palace of Versailles

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The stunning La Bergerie villa in Tourrettes

A stay at this luxury villa in the hills above Cannes will make you never want to think about choosing a hotel again, says Carolyn Boyd

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris © Paris Tourist Office - Marc Bertrand

Want to go to Paris’ excellent museums but don’t want to spend too much on tickets? Here are 10 museums in Paris that are free on the first Sunday of the month

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Culture and attractions
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Chambers Junior Suite at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel © Jeremy Rata

Perfectly located for those taking the Eurostar to France, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London has a fascinating history

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Where to stay in France

French culture

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The French delicacy of snails © Landon Nordeman

Snails, frogs' legs and sea urchins... Be brave and try some French delicacies, you might be pleasantly surprised

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Yesterday, 14:11
Kouglof from Alsace © Yulia Vinogradov / ThinkstockPhoto

Germanic influences are easy to see in the local food and drink specialities of Alsace in eastern France which include kouglof, pain d’épices and white wine

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Alsace
Friday, May 20, 2016
Louis XIV of France © Georgios Kollidas / Thinkstockphotos

Louis XIV, the ‘Sun King’, was king of France during a time of prosperity and left a legacy of art and architecture, including the iconic Palace of Versailles

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Friday, May 20, 2016
French news headlines © Iropa / Dreamstime

French trains decorated to look like Versailles, classic Cannes films being shown on planes and further strikes in France – the French news headlines that caught our eye this week

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Property in France

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© Alexander Tolstykh

Understand the system of apartment co-ownership in France

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Buying guides
Yesterday, 17:06
What type of property should you buy in France?

New or old? House or apartment? As well as location it is important to decide on the type of French property you are looking for before you start viewings

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
French Property News June 2016 issue

A preview of what you’ll find inside the June issue of French Property News

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Fat Dogs and French Estates: Part II by Beth Haslam

Enter our competition to win a copy of Fat Dogs and French Estates: Part II by Beth Haslam

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Impact of a Brexit on exchange rates © joxxxxjo_ThinkstockPhotos

Concerns about a Brexit continue to impact upon exchange rates, but what effect could this have on British property buyers and expats in France?

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