11 reasons to buy the February 2018 issue of FRANCE Magazine

The February 2018 issue of FRANCE Magazine is on sale now

The February 2018 issue of FRANCE Magazine is on sale now - Credit: Archant

The February 2018 issue of FRANCE Magazine is now on sale! Here are 11 reasons why you should buy your copy now...

Discover the stunning Chateau du Champ de Bataille in the February 2018 issue of FRANCE Magazine © M

Discover the stunning Chateau du Champ de Bataille in the February 2018 issue of FRANCE Magazine © MG Clement / CRT Normandie - Credit: Archant

1. Discover an amazing château in Normandy

We explore the Château du Champ de Bataille in Normandy which has been transformed from an abandoned site into a magnificent chateau by interior designer Jacques Garcia.

2. Compare two popular Alpine villages

France Magazine editor Lara Dunn explores two contrasting ski villages – the purpose-built village of Arc 1950 and traditional Savoie village of Saint-Martin-de-Belleville – to see which she prefers.

3. Discover a different side to Corsica

Corsica isn’t just about beautiful beaches and sparkling blue waters. We discover a different side to the French island by exploring its standing stones and polyphonic singing.

We spend a weekend in Chambéry in the February 2018 issue of FRANCE Magazine © Savoie Mont Blanc / R

We spend a weekend in Chambéry in the February 2018 issue of FRANCE Magazine © Savoie Mont Blanc / Raih - Credit: Archant

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4. Spend a weekend in Chambéry

For many it is just a stop off on the route to the ski resorts but the town of Chambéry has been regenerated in recent years and is a great destination for a city break. We spend the weekend there to discover its delights.

5. Explore the town of Parthenay

Take a stroll through winding passages and discover the fortified town of Parthenay in Deux-Sèvres with us.

6. Recipe for Far Breton

Create a classic French dessert with our recipe for Far Breton, a savoury pudding first created in Brittany but now a favourite across France.

Les Gets is one of the ski resorts we explore in the February 2018 issue of FRANCE Magazine © Nicola

Les Gets is one of the ski resorts we explore in the February 2018 issue of FRANCE Magazine © Nicolas Joly / OT Les Gets - Credit: Nicolas Joly

7. Explore the ski resorts of the Annecy Mountains

Venturing away from the purpose-built modern ski resorts of the French Alps, we discover authentic mountain villages and exciting ski resorts in the Annecy Mountains.

8. Interview with actress Judith Chemla

Screen actress Judith Chemal tells us about her role in the period drama A Woman’s Life based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant.

Find out why French poodles are so popular in the February 2018 issue of FRANCE Magazine © Marie Moi

Find out why French poodles are so popular in the February 2018 issue of FRANCE Magazine © Marie Moine beautifulgrey.fr - Credit: Archant

9. Find out why the French poodle is so popular

In the latest in our ‘French icons’ series we discover how the poodle became favourite of French royalty and which unlikely celebrities have owned one.

10. Our pick of accommodation for winter sports enthusiasts

Plan your winter holiday with our pick of hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation, ideally suited for winter sports’ enthusiasts.

11. Improve your French

Test your French skills with our language games and improve your vocabulary with our conversations about hiring a bicycle or finding the best beach written in both English and French.

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