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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

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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Interview with Sir Terry Wogan

Radio and television broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has had a home in France for almost two decades. He talks to Zoë McIntyre about the benefits 
of French life and being able to shop in peace

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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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Café des Artistes in Toulouse

Teaching English in France

France is many people’s dream destination, but life here can be isolating if you are not working or don’t speak French

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Divan Japonais featuring Jane Avril

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: past and present in Albi

Zoë McIntyre explores the city of Albi, in the Tarn, to trace the history of one of France’s most famous artists, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in time for his 150th anniversary

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Camille Claudel, starring French actress Juliette Binoche

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Terry Wogan

Terry Wogan’s column on France

With the sun beating down, TERRY WOGAN muses on the wonders of nature and looks forward to the annual snail feast in his little corner of south-west France

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French culture

Mushroom and Comte tartlets

Recipe: Mushroom and Comté tartlets

Chef Laura Pope has worked together with Comté cheese to create a recipe for mushroom and thyme tartlets, great for your Christmas party

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Cassoulet ©Snap and Stir

Cassoulet recipe

Discover the history behind the French classic cassoulet and make your own cassoulet with Mary Cadogan’s easy recipe

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Michel Guérard © Corentin Mossière

Lean French cuisine

Michelin-three-star chef Michel Guérard’s slimline dishes give a guilt-free spin to French favourites. He offers Zoë McIntyre a lesson in lightening up

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Property in France

Knowing your 'certificat d'urbanisme' from your 'déclaration préalable' is a vital initial part of the renovation process

Permission accomplished: French planning applications

Having given an overview of the planning process last month, Arthur Cutler continues with a guide to the different planning applications in France

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Picturesque St-Antonin-Noble-Val on the banks of the River Aveyron

Behind the scenes with Dame Helen Mirren’s B&B hosts in Tarn-et-Garonne

From finding a home in France to hosting one of Hollywood’s leading ladies, Clinton Hadgill tells the surprising story of his own journey to St-Antonin-Noble-Val

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© Alexandre Lamoureux, ODT St-Gildas-de-Rhuys, D. Ozouf

Location spotlight: the Rhuys peninsula, Brittany

Experiencing the mildest winters in Brittany, the Rhuys peninsula proves to be a haven of peaceful ports, friendly markets and picturesque walks as Carolyn Reynier discovers

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© Jody Stewart

An interior designer’s home in Languedoc

Brighton-based interior designer Clare Topham speaks to Lynette Eyb about her hideaway in the south of France, which combines stylish elegance with a homely feel

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