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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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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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A view down over the Pyrénées

The Pyrénées: Idle pleasures

The mountains are not just a playground for elite cyclists and intrepid hikers, as Carolyn Boyd discovers on a gentle exploration of the Hautes-Pyrénées

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Parallel text: Bastille Day

The history of France’s most important festival - le 14 juillet - is explored by Peter Stewart

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The medieval Château Suscinio near Morbihan, Brittany

France’s Best-kept Secrets: Part One

Some of our most knowledgeable writers reveal their most treasured finds across France

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France’s Best-kept Secrets: Part Two

Our most knowledgeable writers reveal their most treasured finds across France

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French culture

WIN a copy of French Vocabulary Games

We have five copies of French Vocabulary Games to give away

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Garlic Galore: Summer Garlic Festivals in France

The humble allium has become an emblem of French cuisine and inspires festivals across the south-west, says Vanessa Couchman

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Enjoying a glass of Rosé d'Enfer

Raise a glass to jazz

Ancient Gascon vineyards are producing stylish new wines that hit all the right notes at the annual Marciac jazz festival

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Win a copy of Stephen Clarke’s latest book ‘Dirty Bertie’

Enter this competition to win a copy of Stephen Clarke’s brand new book

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Property in France

A year in Aix-en-Provence

Keen to try something new, last summer Jill Cowdry persuaded her family to swap life in London for a year in Aix-en-Provence, and they haven’t looked back since

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Dream property: modern home in Brittany

Every so often, we come across a French property that knocks us for six. This month, Stephanie Sheldrake falls for a modern family home in Morbihan

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Interview with an estate agent in northern France

Edward Lazarus of Domus Abroad shares his view of the property market across the northern half of France

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French property law: clause and effect

Writing certain clauses into property contracts can protect your position as a buyer. Sue Busby details three areas that can help you safeguard the initial purchase contract

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