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France magazine unveils new look and Sir Terry

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Archant Lifestyle’s France Magazine has unveiled its new look and new columnists including broadcasting legend and national treasure Sir Terry Wogan and renowned French food writer Clotilde Dusoulier.

Sir Terry, who owns a holiday home in Gascony, west of Toulouse, has long been a Francophile and will be writing about what he loves about rural France in the new-loon October issue.

In his first article, he describes what he really thinks about the local snail festival afte eating a three-course meal with wine: “The cost? Twenty quid a head. I know, take it up with the IMF. Last time it must have been curtains for at least 20,000 snails.”

Terry joins Clotilde Dusoulier, the award-winning blogger behind Chocolate & Zucchini, who will be writing a new column in the magazine’s food section. Her column shows how to cook the great produce visitors to France can bring back from their holidays. Starting with Herbes de Provence, she tells how to buy the best and avoid cheap imitations in the country’s markets. Her column includes a recipe on how to make delicious lamb skewers using the herbs.

Both columns will be published in the October issue, which has had a complete redesign and is out on September 3.

Editor Carolyn Boyd said: “We’ll be covering even more destinations in every issue, with even more useful information to help readers plan their trips away. There will be lots more recommendations for hotels, B&Bs, and campsites, as well as where to find the best restaurants and cafes. All together, it’s the perfect monthly dose of all things French."

The new-look issue includes brand new columns and features covering travel, food and wine, language and culture. The food section also a ‘How to make the perfect…’ column from food writer Rosa Jackson.

There is also a fun new column from top chefs revealing simple tips about French food – it starts with Eric Chavot describing how to dunk your bread in café au lait.

Articles include: Great weekend city breaks; 25 boutique hotels for less than £150 a night; Christmas markets; a guide to the most beautiful village in France; and how to buy wine direct from the vineyard.

France Magazine has been the UK and North America's best-selling magazine about France since 1990. It has a combined UK and US circulation of 33,832.

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