April 2016 issue of FRANCE Magazine out now!

The April 2016 issue of FRANCE Magazine

The April 2016 issue of FRANCE Magazine - Credit: Archant

In the latest issue of FRANCE Magazine, we visit Normandy and the sites that inspired the great Impressionists, drive the famous Le Mans circuit in a classic car and unearth the history surrounding the world-famous Roquefort cheese.

Seek out the Normandy sites that inspired the Impressionists

Seek out the Normandy sites that inspired the Impressionists - Credit: Archant

Impressions of Normandy

We enter the enchanting world of Claude Monet and his fellow artists on a tour of the sites of Normandy which inspired the world-famous Impressionist movement. Highlights include the towering cliffs of Étretat which featured in countless Monet paintings, Le Havre, the setting for Monet’s iconic Impression, Soleil Levant and other works by Renoir, Manet and Sisley, the picture-perfect port of Honfleur, Rouen and Monet’s house and beautiful gardens in Giverny.

Make your journey through France more relaxing with our top picks

Make your journey through France more relaxing with our top picks - Credit: Archant

Where to stay… to break up the journey

This month’s accommodation feature centres on great places to stay in France to break up the journey. Whether you’re looking for a place to crash near to the ferry port, or an overnight stay before catching the train or a plane, we have a great selection of hotels to make the trip more relaxing.

A cycling odyssey

Simon and Sheba Cassini head off on a cycling tour of the scenic west coast of France

Simon and Sheba Cassini head off on a cycling tour of the scenic west coast of France - Credit: Archant

In this colourful, full-length feature we experience a ride along France’s Atlantic coast through the eyes of caricaturists Simon and Sheba Cassini, who brought their entertaining journey south towards Biarritz through a series of entertaining illustrations. We also provide you with great recommendations for a cycle trip of your very own.

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Plus, we go on an epic cycle tour through France, trace the life of literary genius Oscar Wilde and take to the waves in surfing capital Biarritz. We also suss out the best recipes from the French Riviera and chat to actress and best-selling author Carol Drinkwater about her new book and love of France.

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