13 reasons to buy the July 2018 issue of FRANCE Magazine

The July 2018 issue of FRANCE Magazine is now on sale

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

From France’s most beautiful villages to cycling in the French Alps, the July 2018 issue of FRANCE Magazine is packed with great articles! Order your copy now...

Belcastel one of France's beautiful villages © Freeartist / iStockphoto / GettyImages Plus

Belcastel one of France's beautiful villages © Freeartist / iStockphoto / GettyImages Plus - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

1. The Plus Beaux Villages de France

There are 157 villages that bear the label ‘Plus beaux Villages de France’ and are members of the association of the same name. We find out more about the association and why it was launched, how a village gains the label and discover some of the less well-known beautiful villages of France.

2. Interview with Françoise Hardy

Don’t miss our interview with French singer-songwriter Françoise Hardy who had her first hit as a teenager in the 1960s and has now released her 24th studio album.

3. Discover northern France by car

Visit historic cities, Western Front battlefields and UNESCO World Heritage Sites with our three-day road trip from Amiens to Abbeville in northern France.

Cycling in the French Alps on an e-bike © Laurent Salino / Alpe d'Huez Tourisme

Cycling in the French Alps on an e-bike © Laurent Salino / Alpe d'Huez Tourisme - Credit: Archant

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4. Cycling the French Alps on an electric bike

You don’t have to be a Tour de France competitor to explore the French Alps on two wheels as we discover on an e-bike ride up the Alpe d’Huez.

5. 14 places to stay in rural French villages

Our pick of some of the best accommodation in France’s beautiful villages.

6. What makes French honey so special?

Learn all about honey and the bees that produce it in France.

Yvoire on the shores of Lake Geneva © FCerez / Getty Images / iStockphoto

Yvoire on the shores of Lake Geneva © FCerez / Getty Images / iStockphoto - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

7. Discover Yvoire

Explore the medieval village of Yvoire on the shores of Lake Geneva and find out why it is called the ‘pearl of Lake Geneva’.

8. Icons: the bicycle

In the latest of our series on French icons we find out how the bicycle became a fashionable part of French culture.

9. Carol Drinkwater on life in Provence

In her latest column Carol Drinkwater takes a leisurely road trip across southern France to collect a rescue dog and is reminded why she fell in love with the country.

Boulogne-sur-Mer in Pas-de-Calais, the perfect place for a weekend break © Rudolf Abraham

Boulogne-sur-Mer in Pas-de-Calais, the perfect place for a weekend break © Rudolf Abraham - Credit: Archant

10. Spend the weekend in Boulogne-sur-Mer

Just a short hop across the channel, the seaside town of Boulogne-sur-Mer is the ideal place for a weekend break.

11. Recipe from a Michelin-starred French chef

French chef Daniel Galmiche shares a recipe for Morteau sausage from Franche-Comté.

12. Films and book out this month

Immerse yourself in the French culture with our pick of new French films and books set in France out this month as well as interviews with screen star Marine Vacth and author Georgeanne Brennan

13. Improve your French

We share some ways to refresh your French language skills along with puzzles to test your French and the phases you will need if you go camping in France.

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