11 reasons to buy the August issue of FRANCE Magazine

The August 2017 issue of FRANCE Magazine

The August 2017 issue of FRANCE Magazine - Credit: Archant

The August 2017 issue of FRANCE Magazine is now on sale! From stunning towns and villages to fabulous summer festivals, here are 11 reasons to read the new issue

One of many striking gardens at the festival in Chaumont-sur-Loire

One of many striking gardens at the festival in Chaumont-sur-Loire - Credit: Archant

1. Discover Strasbourg

We pay a visit to this charming city in picture-perfect Alsace

Crows enjoying a good time in Juan les Pins

Crows enjoying a good time in Juan les Pins - Credit: Archant

2. Wander around glorious gardens in the Loire Valley

The château of Chaumont-sur-Loire entices green fingered visitors from all over to its international garden festival

3. Bake a delicious tarte tropézienne

Learn how to make Brigitte Bardot’s favourite pastry

Inside the trendy RBC Kitchen in Montpellier NQUY

Inside the trendy RBC Kitchen in Montpellier NQUY - Credit: Archant

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4. Boogie on down at the Jazz à Juan festival

Get into the groove at this Riviera festival, which has been attracting big names in music for almost 60 years

5. Spend your summer in the Tarentaise

Experience the best of the Alpine Valley on a hiking, biking or climbing holiday

Île Louët in Brittany © Hubert Moal

Île Louët in Brittany © Hubert Moal - Credit: Archant

6. Dine out in edgy Montpellier

This forward-thinking city has plenty of places to whet your appetite

7. Soak up the charm in quaint Conques

We go for a lovely stroll in the flower-filled village of Conques in the Aveyron département

8. Enjoy a relaxing stay on the water

Sample life on a barge or rent your own island – these are just some of the options in our accommodation round-up

9. Head to a fabulous food festival

Try our pick of upcoming, lesser-known foodie fêtes

10. Plan a road trip

We stop off at a cluster of authentic French towns and villages in the lesser-known south of France

11. Learn the language

Check out our language pages for help on asking directions on your next trip across the channel

So what are you waiting for? Buy the August 2017 issue of FRANCE Magazine now!

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