Here is a great magazine about France

Jul 26th, 2004, 03:57 PM
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Here is a great magazine about France

Hi,
I just received my first issue of a magazine called ?France?. It is published in the UK 6 times a year. The price at Barnes & Nobles etc. is $5.95 an issue. The price to receive it at home is $29.00 for one year. The pictures and articles are wonderful and the paper quality is fabulous. There are some ads for houses for sale and rentals, but there is not a lot of advertising, mostly articles and pictures. This is a nice departure from other travel magazines. If you are interested go to Barnes and Nobles and look at it first. I also sent away for a magazine called ?Belle Italia?. I have not received a copy, so no report as to how good it is. Maybe I am the last person to know about these magazines, but I wanted to pass on the info.

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Jul 26th, 2004, 05:04 PM
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yipper I am a subscriber of several years. It covers not the usual stuff and places. The letters are very informative. It's my favorite French travel in English, much better than the other France magazine.
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Jul 26th, 2004, 05:26 PM
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Thanks, yipper... I agree with you, it's a very nice publication. There was a thread a few weeks (months?) ago about favorite magazines, and that was one of them for quite a few people.

There is a nice one for Britain (same publisher?) called "Realm" if any Anglophiles want to check that one out.
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Jul 27th, 2004, 05:29 AM
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Yes, I love it too. I just buy them a few times a year at the bookstore but did not pay attention to the subscrption rate. $29.00 a year, I will do it.

One of my favorite things to do when I travel is buy magazines in the UK and France. I have a backpack/rollaboard and the zipper compartment comfortably holds several magazines for my return trip. I love to read the magazines when I am back at the room in bed. At home I keep them in my guest bedroom and my guests enjoy them too.
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Jul 27th, 2004, 05:54 AM
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My latest is in my purse as I write...saving it for my lunchtime ... just to daydream about! Isn't it a great mag?
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Jul 28th, 2004, 05:08 AM
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What a great thread! I'm thinking that this would make a good Christmas gift! Now what about Italy? Has anyone seen the Bella Italia that yipper mentions? Or another recommendation? Thanks. J.
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Jul 28th, 2004, 05:31 AM
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Bella Italia is great. Superb photograpy, articles on towns and museums I had never heard of,life in Italy articles, high quality paper, definitely a good buy and read.
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Jul 28th, 2004, 05:54 AM
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Do I have to buy a copy of this magazine at B and N to find a way to subscribe to it? It sounds very good; the other France magazine is getting to be kind of disappointing, IMO.
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Jul 28th, 2004, 05:56 AM
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Michael,Oh my goodness, really? If so, then this thread has solved two (2!!) of my Christmas present purchases. I've never in my whole life been this far ahead! France for one, Bella Italia for the other. Thanks! J.
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Jul 28th, 2004, 06:47 AM
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Does anyone know of a great magazine for Germany or switzerland? Thanks!
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Jul 28th, 2004, 08:42 AM
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I subscribe to it. But I think I've seen it at a few newstands.
Yes, I agree, grandmere, the other France (that was once free) is more fluff.
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Jul 28th, 2004, 08:55 AM
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Note that I have seen Bella Italia in both Italian and English at my local bookstore...in case you just grab and run home with it
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Jul 28th, 2004, 09:23 AM
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I found two websites:

www.francemag.com
www.francemagazine.com

Which is the one you are talking about. Looks like you can subscribe on line.
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Jul 28th, 2004, 09:23 AM
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Is there a website for subscribing to "France"?

The one I found wants 80GBP per year for a subscription.
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Jul 28th, 2004, 09:38 AM
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It's the British one at
www.francemag.com
The July issue has 59 favorite French villages, Nothern Corsica, Mad about Macon, George Sand, Colliure.
I subscribe at
France
PO Box 218
Landisburg Pa. 17040-9989
Using an attached card inside the magazine, is a 6mon subscription for 29.95
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-----------------------------------------this is the August issue that hasn't arrived yet---------------------------------------

The Gorgeous Gorges
France's Grand Canyon is filled with spectacular sights and arresting villages. ANNE AGER found it simply awesome


Discovering the Quieter Châteaux
PHILIP FAIERS pushes back the doors of time in the drowsy backwaters of the lower Loire Valley


Tricolour and Tartan
Tucked away in the Cher lies a little bit of Scotland with an illustrious history-JOHN STEPHENSON traces the Stuart roots of Aubigny-sur-Nère


Keepers of the Castle
RÉGINE GODFREY meets four young members of the oldest historical trail in France-the Route Jacques Coeur-all based in Paris and passionate about their châteaux in the heart of France, but is weekend ownership a trial or a tribulation?


Storm in a Wine Glass
Radical reforms are afoot for winemakers, and feelings are running high explains LOUISE TAYLOR


Shorts and Good Sports
Watching Le Tour in the mountains is not only a fantastic sports experience but also a terrific way to see the French character on display, as CHRIS RICHARDSON discovered


Cutting Through The Sales Red Tape
When it comes to selling a property, advice can be harder to find than when buying-here RITA MORICE offers, from her own experience, a guide to cutting down the sales stress




SUBSCRIBE TODAY - FRANCE Magazine

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Jul 28th, 2004, 10:30 AM
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>Using an attached card inside the magazine, is a 6mon subscription for 29.95<

That explains it. Subscribing on line for a US address is 80GBP/yr.
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Jul 28th, 2004, 12:44 PM
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www.francemag.com does list the 80GBP/year price, but it also indicates this is for 12 issues. Are you sure this is the same magazine?
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Jul 28th, 2004, 02:24 PM
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I'd be glad to send the insert and will look for another if anyone wants them I'm at hotmail.
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Jul 28th, 2004, 03:28 PM
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I subscribed last year through Amazon.com. I believe it was also $29.95 for 6 issues.
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