About France Today
France Today is the only magazine written for a truly international audience of educated Francophiles interested in French travel, culture, gastronomy, shopping & entertainment, art & design, society & politics, real estate for sale and vacation rentals.
First published in 1985, France Today magazine is one of the most established titles serving the international Francophile audience. It has now been acquired and is being re-launched by France Media Group, specialists on France since 2003 and publishers of FrenchEntrée Magazine, FrenchEntrée.com and .fr France Travel Magazine, the 5 star rated iPad magazine.
In May 2013 France Today will be re-launched as an upmarket bi-monthly magazine for a truly international audience. We recognise the importance of writing for visitors from the emerging growth countries in the Far East and South America as well as traditional audiences in the USA and Europe. Via a combination of subscriptions, news-stand sales and targeted free distribution the magazine’s reach is genuinely global: you can find France Today in over thirty countries including the US, Canada, Russia, China, Japan, India, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong, UK, Sweden, for example. Our circulation reaches the most enthusiastic, educated and affluent of these potential visitors to France with a digital + print combined estimated readership of 95,000.
Our website, FranceToday.com, is a unique online resource for Francophiles and travelers to France, packed with practical information, tips on the hottest or still undiscovered destinations, hotels, restaurants, shopping and much more. Along with extensive content from our print publication, FranceToday.com also offers a comprehensive interactive calendar of must-see events; our weekly Editor’s Picks; our web-exclusive Chef’s Corner with dozens of recipes from the best French chefs; and Made in France, our reviews of the best French products today and a look at some of the skilled artisans who make them.
France Today’s weekly eNewsletter (Le Petit Journal) is read by 12,100 opt-in subscribers. This email bulletin keeps its Francophile readership connected to France, unearthing the best of French travel hotspots, cultural excursions and more.
France Today Editorial Staff
Editor-in-Chief Guy Hibbert, has travelled extensively in France and lived in the South West of the country for several years. A Publisher and Editor with over thirty years experience, in 2003 he founded the hugely popular website FrenchEntrée.com and has since grown the France Media Group business to become the largest dedicated English language publisher focussed on France, with a range of print and digital magazines and a specialist team providing property services to international clientele. He will be personally overseeing the exciting changes planned for France Today.
Managing Editor Amanda Robinson is an experienced Editor and Managing Editor with a degree in French Language and Literature and a lifelong love of all things French. Having edited Italia Magazine for many years she brings a wealth of travel publishing experience to the new France Today.
Art Editor David Eachus has worked on dozens of award-winning consumer magazines and brings his graphic design skills to the fresh new designs being planned for the re-launch of France Today.
Regular Columnists & Contributors
A La Carte restaurant columnist Alexander Lobrano, a Connecticut Yankee who has made Paris his home for 20 years, formerly European correspondent for Gourmet, writes the Eurofile column for the New York Times, and regularly contributes articles on food and travel to Condé Nast Traveler, Forbes Life, Saveur and other publications. His bookHungry for Paris, a personal tour of the city’s best restaurants, is published by Random House. www.hungryforparis.com
Boutique Beat shopping columnist Jennifer Ladonne is a US born writer and editor who moved to Paris in 2004. Aside from her work on France Today she writes extensively for Fodors Travel Guides covering restaurants, shopping as well as a variety of guides to the French regions. She is also a busy ghostwriter and copywriter for special interest catakogues and art exhibitions.
Susan Herrmann Loomis is a food writer who lives in Normandy, where she runs the cooking school On Rue Tatin. She is the author of ten books, including Cooking at Home: On Rue Tatin and the recently published Nuts in the Kitchen. Every month, she guides readers through the wonderful world of French cuisine in her column French Kitchen.
Chicago-born Jean Bond Rafferty, who writes the Design Now column, has lived in Paris for more than 35 years. She is currently a contributing editor at Town & Countryand also writes regularly for the International Herald Tribune, Veranda, Art + Auctionand German Architectural Digest, covering lifestyle, design and decoration, travel, art and antiques and real estate.
British journalist Suzanna Chambers lives in a small village in the south of France with her husband and their three children. She is the editor of the luxury real estate magazine Carpe Diem, and writes France Today’s regular monthly Real Estate column. She also contributes news and property stories to The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Mail onSunday, The Express, The French Paper, Angloinfo.com and various lifestyle magazines.
Thirza Vallois has lived in Paris for nearly half a century, and holds several postgraduate degrees from the Sorbonne. She is the author of the three-volume seriesAround and About Paris; Romantic Paris; and Aveyron, A Bridge To French Arcadia. She also wrote the Paris section of the Encarta encyclopedia and Hemispheres’ award-winning story and video Three Perfect Days in Paris. She travels worldwide lecturing on France, is a freelance writer for the international press and contributes to PBS, CNN, Discovery, The Travel Channel, NPR and, in Britain, the BBC and Radio 4.
Lanie Goodman moved to the South of France in 1988 from New York City, where she taught French Literature at Rutgers and City University of New York, Baruch College. She is currently based in Nice as a freelance arts and travel writer for publications includingTown & Country, Condé Nast Traveler, Interior Design, the Los Angeles Times, TheGuardian and the Wall Street Journal Europe. She has also translated several French novels including The Mustache by Emmanuel Carrère and The Machine by René Belletto.
Agnès Lascève is a native Parisienne, influenced from childhood by the important role that gastronomy and l’art de vivre played in her multi-generational family. After art studies, she worked for more than 20 years in the photographic departments of several major French magazines. In 2000, she opted for a change, enrolled in three years of writing classes and embarked on a freelance writing career. Named Gastronomic Journalist of the Year in 2005, she contributes regularly to the French magazines Edgar,Number Wine and GaultMillau.
Julien Bisson grew up in Orléans and moved to Paris to study politics and journalism at Sciences Po. After foreign adventures in Naples and San Francisco, where he headed the Culture section of Le Journal Français (now part of France-Amérique), he settled in Montmartre. Currently a contributor to both France Today and France-Amérique, he is also a regular freelance writer for French publications including Lire and Technikart.
Who Publishes France Today?
France Today, The International Journal of French Culture and Travel, is published by France Media Group, a privately owned company headquartered with offices in the UK and France.
Established in 2003, France Media Group is a leading publisher of international print and digital editions focussed on French travel, culture, lifestyle and property. For ten years, its website FrenchEntrée.com and print title FrenchEntrée Magazine have served audiences interested in holidays, property and living in France. France Media Group has been a pioneer in the digital field, publishing a range of specialist e-newsletters and digital editions. In 2012 it launched .fr France Travel, a pure digital magazine for iPad/tablet users, bringing France to a global audience with beautiful and inspiring photography and interactive editorial. Our total print and digital audience amounts to over 300,000 readers per month.
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