Magic Montmarte

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Magic Montmartre By Keith Hall The two most obvious attractions of Montmartre are the huge Sacré-Cœur (Sacred Heart) Basilica and the nearby Place du Tertre, where artists display their paintings in outdoor stalls. However, they are only a part of what Montmartre has to offer.This small district has a maze of winding streets to explore,… [Continue Reading]

Saint Jean de Luz


Escapade In The City Of Pirates By Marie Nicolas In olden times, Saint-Jean-de-Luz was the lair of corsairs. Today the chic town ranks among the most popular seaside resorts in France. Nestled between Biarritz and Hendaye on the southwest Basque coast, the crescent-shaped bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz has been going through a few decades of ongoing… [Continue Reading]

Sur la Mer


The French Riviera is renowned for its glitz and glamour. Tourists expect to see glitterati sipping champagne on their luxury yachts and crowds of sun worshippers cramming the beaches. But, outside peak season, the reality can be quite different. When Keith Hall visited Saint-Raphaël last October, he discovered the Riviera in a quiet, more relaxed… [Continue Reading]

Saint-Émilion – the little town with a big reputation


Wine glass in hand, Jo Walmesley stepped back in time in Bordeaux when she visited the famous town of Saint-Émilion. She found its cobbled streets and shady squares are brimming with history, and its centuries-old vineyards are also brimming with a certain delectable liquid… In 1999, the town and region of Saint-Émilion in Bordeaux was… [Continue Reading]

Starting over in Aix en Provence


When Carolyn Tate realised her life needed a radical transformation, she decided to take the plunge and move to France for five months. But, with a 12-yr-old son in tow, how did she manage to make it work? We spoke to Carolyn to find out it’s like to start a new chapter (and write a… [Continue Reading]

L’heure du Thé event

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Le Style Magazine produces L’heure du Thé events held in Melbourne AU since 2011 annually and begins its establishment in New York and Singapore in 2014. It is an extension of Le Style Magazine for you to experience different flavours of luxury French high tea at each event. We continue to support the National Breast… [Continue Reading]



ISSUE 1 – 2014 Purchase the current issue of French Provincial Magazine Australian Residents $11.50 including Postage and Handling International Residents $24.50 including Postage and Handling  

Lapont French Immersion Tours

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Immerse yourself in France with the Lapont French Immersion Tours and Courses. Language, Culture and Gastronomy tours Experience the real French way of life and mingle with the locals in some of the most beautiful villages in France. Travel by private transfer in a small Adult only group of 8 privileged guests. All inclusive… [Continue Reading]

Win a ceramic white jug!

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Tell us, in 50 words or less, who is your favourite French artist and why.Two lucky people will receive Fragonard Almond Oil, Rose Scented  Soap- RRP: $29.95 and the Collines de Provence Lavender from Luberon Aromatic Bunch- RRP $49.95 from Thomas Hulston. Send entries to: or French Provincial Magazine 23 William Street, Paddington, NSW… [Continue Reading]

Inside this Issue – 2014


EDITOR’S LETTER Au Revoir This will be my last editorial – my journey as owner, publisher and editor of French Provincial has come to an end. Although part of me is sad to be saying my farewells, I am also excited about the future of the magazine. Firstly, I want to thank all of you… [Continue Reading]