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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

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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The Snail 1953 © Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2013

Henri Matisse: the master of colour

During a career spanning six decades, HENRI MATISSE created a vast body of work that changed the course of 20th-century art. Zoë McIntyre outlines his eventful life

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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 cemetery at Delville Wood

Scars of the 
 Somme

On the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, Paul Lamarra tours the Picardy countryside where one of the bloodiest battles was fought

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Inside La Table d'Aimé restaurant

Restaurant Review: La Table d’Aimé, Rivesaltes

Deep in the heart of the Roussillon region Emma Rawle is left thoroughly impressed by one restaurant’s organic fare

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A bowl of juicy blackcurrants, © Fotolia

Bon Appétit: Black nectar

Get a taste for Cassis as Victoria Trott visits an artisan producer in the liqueur’s Burgundy heartland

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The gardens of Château du Lude

Loir in the limelight

The River Loire attracts huge crowds, but its quieter neighbour to the north has charms of its own, as Paul Bloomfield discovers on a cycling tour of Sarthe

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French culture

Inside La Table d'Aimé restaurant

Restaurant Review: La Table d’Aimé, Rivesaltes

Deep in the heart of the Roussillon region Emma Rawle is left thoroughly impressed by one restaurant’s organic fare

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Medieval buildings in Place Plumereau in Tours, © Dreamstime

Self-catering guide to Tours

With a great choice of wine, freshwater fish and other locla delicacies, Tours is the place to stock up on food in the Loire Valley, as Victoria Trott finds out

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Vineyards just outside Carcassonne's walls, © iStockphoto

Exploring Languedoc’s wine country

Out of the shadow of Carcassonne’s medieval turrets, Languedoc’s vineyards are emerging into a brighter future. Dominic Rippon pays a visit.

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Irresistible chocolate chestnut truffles, © Joanne Harris

Recipe: P’tite Mère’s chocolate chestnut truffles

Have a go at this recipe from Joanne Harris to make your own heavenly chocolate truffles

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Property in France

Interview with an agent in Dordogne/Lot-et-Garonne

Samm Khoury of Richard Immobilier shares her view of the property market on the Dordogne/Lot-et-Garonne border

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Nation of gardeners: Open Gardens in France

While the French love their gardens, until last year there was no Open Garden scheme in France. Michael Moat describes how he had the idea to run the first Jardins Ouverts

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The new regulations are designed to protect owners and buyers living within a multi-occupancy building, such as a typical block of flats

France’s loi ALUR explained

New rules concerning the sale of properties in co-ownership buildings has caused confusion and consternation. Peter-Danton de Rouffignac unpicks the loi ALUR

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Lock up and leave: second homes in France

If you own a second home in France, you want to know it’s safe and secure when you are not in residence. Vanessa Couchman provides some handy hints

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