There are so many beautiful words in the French language


Share your favourite French word or phrase and why and the winner as chosen by French provincial will receive a copy of First French Essais Venturing into Writing, Marriage and France by Kristin Espinasse Please send entries to

Win a ceramic white jug!

Renoir's models couch

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]

A French Christmas

Nativity scene during the 'Fééries de Noël' Christmas festivities in Neuilly sur Eure © ATOUT FRANCE:Eric Larrayadieu

Dreaming of a French Christmas? Prepare for a chocolate tsunami, warns Jo Walmesley. The French certainly know how to celebrate with quaint traditions new and old and, of course, lots of feasting! Although France is a secular society, with clear divisions between church and state, the country still embraces Christmas traditions with open arms. For… [Continue Reading]

Our winner receives a Porcelain Jug


In our Spring edition 2012 we invited readers to tell us in 50 words or less about your favourite French destination – either one you would like to travel to or have travelled to. Why is it your favourite? What would you like to do/did you do while there? A selection of letters are published… [Continue Reading]

Our winners for the Montigny-le-Roi cushion covers


In our Winter Edition 2012, we invited you to tell us in 50 words or less which has been your favourite article in any of our French Provincial magazines and why. Here are the three most entertaining letters we received and congratulations to our three winners. We hope you enjoy your prize – a Montigny-le-Roi… [Continue Reading]

Les Artisans – Craftsmanship

Artisans of France - By Jean-Pol GRANDMONT

  un artisan: artisan, craftsman artisanal: hand-crafted, made by traditional methods, home-made It is a great pity to see the small specialist shops disappearing as large companies increasingly make their presence felt. In France, the tradition of artisans—craftsmen and women— survives despite the proliferation of brands, retailers and restaurant chains. To begin with, training for… [Continue Reading]

Our Winner’s are…


  OUR WINNER’S ARE… PUBLISHED IN OUR WINTER EDITION In our Autumn edition 2012 we invited our readers to tell us in 50 words or less “What gives you joie de vivre?” Precious Memories Joie de vivre, for me, is living with the sentiment of France everyday in my kitchen garden, dress, cooking, home, entertaining,… [Continue Reading]