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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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French language

Setting up your water supply in France © fotolia

20 French words you need to know to set up utilities in France

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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Strawberry

Do you know your fraise from your pastèque?

Test your knowledge by pairing the English and French words for each fruit in this fun game of Pairs.

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Banking in France © Dreamstime

18 French words you need to know to use the banking system in France

Do you know how to say ‘cash’ or ‘overdraft’ in French? Here are 18 words and phrases you need to know in order to be able to use the French banking system

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Latest articles from France Magazine

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An interview with Jenni Murray

The presenter of BBC 4’s Women’s Hour talks to Zoë McIntyre about beach shacks and Paris cabarets

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The sunny terrasse at La Coquerie

Eating out in Sète

The sea and lagoons around this Mediterranean harbour town provide a bountiful harvest of fish and seafood, says Amanda Pollard

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The coastal trail along Cap d'Ail

From Cap to Cap

Walking the Cap Martin coast path to Cap d’Ail exposes Tristan Rutherford to the delicious sights, smells and tastes of the Côte d’Azur

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Carving a career with soap vignette

In her regular series, Carol Drinkwater meets a sculptor using everyday materials

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French culture

Spring lamb stew © Snap and Stir

Recipe: French lamb stew

Enjoy a classic spring dish with this recipe for a French lamb stew – navarin printanier and find our how the dish got its name

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Setting up your water supply in France © fotolia

20 French words you need to know to set up utilities in France

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

Read full story »

Oeufs en cocotte a la creme recipe © Snap and Stir

Recipe: Oeufs en cocotte à la crème

Try the rich and creamy oeufs en cocotte à la crème at home and discover some variations on the dish you can expect in different areas of France

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Strawberry

Do you know your fraise from your pastèque?

Test your knowledge by pairing the English and French words for each fruit in this fun game of Pairs.

Read full story »

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Property in France

Albi's Pont Vieux © CDT Tarn/Christian Rivière

Have you ever explored France’s Tarn valley?

From the magnificent bridges that soar above the valleys to the charming facades in its lively villages, Carine Bar explores her personal highlights of this area of France

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The farmhouse's pretty facade

Interview with an agent in Poitou-Charentes

Susan Dixon of Papillon Properties explains why this traditional farmhouse, on the market for €267,000, gets her vote

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Dordogne's pretty countryside includes quintessential vineyards

Setting up a business in Dordogne

We speak to 3 experts about the benefits of setting up a business in this iconic part of France

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This six-bed villa in Var is less than an hour from Nice airport and is on the market for 735,000 euros (leggettfrance.com)

Sunny money: buying property with a mortgage in Provence

While the banks can be reluctant to lend funds in some parts of France, Simon Smallwood explains why the more stable the local markets are, the easier it is to obtain a mortgage

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