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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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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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The striking exterior of the Institut Français

A Francophile’s guide to... Kensington

Discover the French connections in this chic London borough

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How to make the perfect madeleines

The trademark behind the little sponge cake is how to achieve the trademark bump, says Rosa Jackson

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Village visit: Cordes-sur-Ciel

Exploring this lovely hilltop village in south-west France is just like walking on air, says Zoë McIntyre

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France’s best boutique hotels (on a budget!)

Putting on the style doesn’t have to break the bank - here is our guide to 25 top accomodation choices across France

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French culture

Made in France CD

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Michel Roux

My France: Michel Roux

The three-Michelin-star chef tells Carolyn Boyd what he loves about his home country

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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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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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Property in France

The property's impressive façade

Estate agent interview: Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne

Jane Fraser-Bryan of Guyenne Immobilier explains why this four-bedroom stone house in Eymet, on the market for €292,000, gets her vote

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Planning permission for public buildings in France

Having guided you through the process of domestic planning permissions, Arthur Cutler explains the regulations concerning public buildings such as cafés and gîtes

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The chartreuse dates from the 18th century and has been rescued from ruin by its owners of 15 years

French property dream: a chartreuse in Lot-et-Garonne

Rachel Johnston explores a historic Gascon home straddling town and country

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