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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

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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Test your French: animal names game

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

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21 French words you need to use to sound more sophisticated

Pretentious, moi? If you want to sound like a wordsmith par excellence, sprinkling your casual conversation with these Gallic words is certainly de rigueur

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Latest articles from France Magazine

Cannes prepares for its glitzy film festival © Tim Wesson

Carol Drinkwater on life in Provence

The Cannes Film Festival can make for a fun experience, says Carol Drinkwater

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Dreamstime

French food to take home: Goat’s cheese

In her monthly column, Food blogger and Paris resident Clotilde Dusoulier shows how to use the produce that we buy from French markets. This year it’s goat’s cheese in the limelight

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Celebrate French cuisine with Gôut de France

This 19 March, a celebration of Gallic gastronomy will take the form of a multi-course meal served worldwide

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21 French words you need to use to sound more sophisticated

Pretentious, moi? If you want to sound like a wordsmith par excellence, sprinkling your casual conversation with these Gallic words is certainly de rigueur

Read full story »

French culture

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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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

Read full story »

Dreamstime

French food to take home: Goat’s cheese

In her monthly column, Food blogger and Paris resident Clotilde Dusoulier shows how to use the produce that we buy from French markets. This year it’s goat’s cheese in the limelight

Read full story »

Fondant au chocolat © Snap and Stir

Recipe: Fondant au chocolat

Indulge your sweet tooth and impress your guests with our recipe for fondant au chocolat and find out how the dessert was invented

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Enter fantastic free competitions from our France magazines as well as exclusive online only contests and win prizes.  We also have great reader offers for you to take advantage of so take a look at our latest competitions and offers section so you don’t miss out. Read more

Property in France

Cancelling French insurance policies: the loi Hamon explained

Making sure you double-check all your documents in France is a good policy for British expats, especially when it comes to cancelling insurance, says Guillaume Poissant

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How the couple's dream home will look when it is complete

New-build diary part 1: a timber-frame house in Charente

Timber-framed buildings may be rare in rural Charente, but Jess and Tom Kyle stay true to their ambition of building a Passivhaus-inspired home in the sunshine

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New ruling on French social charges

French social charges ruled illegal by Court of Justice of the European Union

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Château de Pau ©OTCPau-Guilhamasse

6 reasons to retire to Pau in south-west France

Vicky Leigh discovers why the capital of Pyrénées-Atlantiques is the perfect place to spend your retirement

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