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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

The Hotel Christiania

Hotel Christiania in Les Gets

Hotel Christiania in Les Gets is a great location for a family holiday, winter or summer, with a plethora of activities for all the family, from hill walking and mountain biking to skiing in the winter. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Dancers bust some moves at the fast-paced Montpellier dance festival © Gadi Dagon

What to do in June

Read our lowdown of some of the best events in France this June

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The impressive, 2,000-year-old Roman temple in Nîmes

A Quick Guide to Nîmes

Read our definitive guide to this beautiful Roman city in the south of France

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The hillside city of Grasse basks in the Provençal sun

Make perfume in Grasse

The hillside town of Grasse has been synonymous with perfume-making since the 17th century. Zoë McIntyre shows how you can create your own signature fragrance

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French culture

Spring lamb stew © Snap and Stir

Recipe: French lamb stew

Enjoy a classic spring dish with this recipe for a French lamb stew – navarin printanier and find our how the dish got its name

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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

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.

Read full story »

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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

This six-bed villa in Var is less than an hour from Nice airport and is on the market for 735,000 euros (leggettfrance.com)

Sunny money: buying property with a mortgage in Provence

While the banks can be reluctant to lend funds in some parts of France, Simon Smallwood explains why the more stable the local markets are, the easier it is to obtain a mortgage

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Fat Dogs and French Estates by Beth Haslam

WIN! Fat Dogs and French Estates by Beth Haslam

French Property News has two signed copies of Beth Haslam’s memoir Fat Dogs and French Estates to give away

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The process of viewing French properties should not be rushed

Buying guide part 5: French property viewings and price negotiation

Karen Tait offers 10 top tips to help you get the most out of viewing trips in France and negotiating the best possible price

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FPN June 2015 issue

June 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

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

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