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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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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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Place des Célestins, Lyon

Rent this apartment in Place des Célestins for a beautiful view of Lyon

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Stalagmites in a gallery of the original cave

Visit the Chauvet Caves in the Ardèche

Cave paintings dating from 36,000 years ago are being re-created in a $55m tourist attraction in the Gorges de l’Ardèche. John Malathronas puts on his hard hat to discover more

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A classic tarte aux fraises © iStockphoto

How to make the perfect strawberry tart

The ripest strawberries and the lightest of fillings produce a tarte aux fraises that tastes as good as it looks, says Rosa Jackson

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The statue of Napoléon in a window in Briars Pavilion

Napoléon on St Helena

The exiled emperor’s final home was on a tiny in the South Atlantic. Mark Stratton takes a five-day voyage to meet the Frenchman keeping Bonaparte’s legacy alive

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French culture

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.

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Wine and cheese

10 of the best food & wine tours in France

Love the thought of touring French vineyards and spending days sampling delicious French food and wines? Then check out our favourite 10 food and drink holidays across France that include among others champagne trails, river cruises and cognac tasting breaks

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Property in France

The long-established resort of Tignes Val Claret

Family-friendly ski properties in France

Karen Tait discovers two ski resorts that offer village vibes for families looking for a French property close to the ski slopes

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The property sits in over a hectare of land

Interview with an agent on the Riviera

Mark Moran of BienSud Immobilier explains why a three-bedroom villa near Roquebrune-sur-Argens, on the market for €995,000, gets his vote

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Le mairie, Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

The role of the French maire

If you want to make changes to your property in France you’ll need to notify the maire. Sean O’Connor explains the role of this VIP when it comes to planning permission

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FPN May 2015 issue 291

May 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

A preview of what you’ll find inside our latest issue

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