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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

Citron © Rita Strik

5 ways to use the French word ‘citron’

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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French phrases related to the tax system © Fotolia

19 French words you need to know to understand the French tax system

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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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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Latest articles from France Magazine

A quality burger from Le Camion Qui Fume

Food on the go

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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My France

An interview with Jonathan Meades

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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The exterior of the Château d'Angers

Drive time in the Loire Valley

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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A magnificent display of fireworks rounds off the Quatorze Juillet celebrations in Paris

Celebrate the Quatorze Juillet in style

The classic location for the Quatorze Juillet fireworks in Paris is the Champ de Mars next to the Eiffel Tower. But if you prefer not to share a park with 300,000 revellers, we can suggest more intimate venues that still provide a good view

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French culture

JC Gardens & Climbing Frames

English hand-made garden swings and climbing frames now available in France

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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Citron © Rita Strik

5 ways to use the French word ‘citron’

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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Ville-Dommange, Champagne

Travelling Through Wine Country – Burgundy

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

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Recipe for cherry clafoutis © Snap and Stir

Recipe: Cherry clafoutis

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

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Property in France

The facade and pool

Interview with an agent in Hautes-Pyrénées

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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© Dreamstime

How are your savings and investments taxed in France?

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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© Juanita Viale

Nice: the glamorous Riviera favourite

The southern sun rises on an era of eco architecture, environmental transport networks and new green spaces as Juanita Viale introduces us to the bright future of Nice

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© Atout France/L. Masurel

Where to buy French property... if you want the seaside

Karen Tait takes her bucket and spade around France’s coastline

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