20th anniversary issue for French Property News

Archant Life title, French Property News, celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special June issue which will include trips down memory lane from the magazine’s founder, past and present editors, and advertisers who have supported the magazine since its conception, along with updated news stories from the first ever issue, 20 top property tips and 20 top properties across France.

Now a full colour magazine, the title started out as a black-and-white tabloid newspaper. Editor Karen Tait comments: “As only the fourth editor in FPN’s 20-year history, I believe its success has been down to an ongoing formula of informative features from those in the know - i.e. the agents, developers, lawyers and financial experts who work within the French property industry day in, day out – combined with inspirational real life stories from people who’ve made their French property dreams come true.”

Over the years FPN has become much more than a market-leading magazine, it has become a recognisable and trusted brand. Online presence not only includes its own website, but also the market-leading France Property Shop website, as well as digital magazines. The magazine and website cover the whole spectrum of French property, including househunting guides, regional profiles, market updates, renovation and new-build diaries, legal and financial advice, interiors, property and travel news, and much more.

“The move into new media channels has probably represented the most exciting developments of the past two decades,” says Karen Tait, “along with the evolution of the FPN title as part of a bigger portfolio – FPN is still moving forward with the introduction of digital page-turning technology being the latest evidence of the entrepreneurial spirit that launched it in the first place.”

French Property Exhibitions, held in various UK locations throughout the year, have also grown alongside the magazine, and include the all-singing, all-dancing Francetastic’ France Show – with a mix of lifestyle and property exhibitors - held in London every January.

Archant Specialist Magazines Managing Director Miller Hogg comments: “Archant is proud to have FPN as part of its French portfolio, it is one of the most exciting brands we own because it is not just a magazine, it is a brand that has evolved and will continue to evolve across different media channels as technology presents itself. The past 20 years have merely got us into the position we are in today, which is the strongest and best brand in the UK, the obvious choice for buying or selling French property to the UK public. With a strong brand like FPN, the next 20 years will be just as exciting as the past 20 years.”

French Property News is one of three French titles in Archant’s portfolio. Its sister magazines, France Magazine and Living France, also celebrate their 20th anniversaries over the coming year – leaving no doubt that Archant leads the way in publishing UK magazines about France.

For further details about French Property News or its sister magazines on France, please contact Group Editor Karen Tait on 020 7978 3493 or email karen.tait@archant.co.uk

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