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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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French language

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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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General view of the gîte

Welcome to our holiday cottage in the Auvergne

A former barn, converted into a lovely holiday home in the heart of the Auverge

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The young Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot turns 80

As Brigitte Bardot celebrates her 80th birthday, we take a look back at the exclusive interview she gave France Magazine’s Paul Lamarra in 2010.

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The French frigate Hermione moored in the port of Rochefort

French frigate Hermione sails to America

The replica of a French ship that fought in the American War of Independence is retracing the original voyage

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My France interview: Paula Radcliffe

World record-holding long distance runner Paula Radcliffe studied French at university and moved to Monaco in 1995. She tells Carolyn Boyd what she loves about living in the principality and her training trips to the Pyrénées.

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French culture

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Tarte Tatin recipe

Food writer Mary Cadogan shares her recipe for tarte Tatin and reveals the origins of the dessert

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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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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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Property in France

The perfect plaice: running a fishing business in France

From freshwater lakes to deep sea tours, fishing has never been more popular in France. Lynette Eyb speaks to two families who have entered the world of fishing tourism

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Renovation relocation

If the chance to knock a wall down or flex your interior design muscles is your idea of fun, join Joanna Leggett as she explores bargains in Provence and Rhône-Alpes

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French delicacies demystified

Never had the courage to stray beyond French bread and Brie? Our guide to the seemingly unappetising might have you converted

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