About France Today

France Today is the world’s leading travel and lifestyle title about France, with a magazine and website written for a truly international audience of educated Francophiles. Our readers have a love for French travel, culture, gastronomy, shopping & entertainment, art & design, society & politics, real estate for sale and holiday rentals.

First published in print in 1985, France Today magazine is one of the most established titles serving the international Francophile audience. In 2013 it was acquired and re-launched by France Media Group, specialists on France since 2003 and publishers of FrenchEntrée magazine and FrenchEntrée.com.

The magazine has gone from strength to strength and now offers a market-leading 164 pages with two different editions, one for the international audience and one for UK. A fresh and contemporary design and a host of inspiring features bring even more of France’s wonderful destinations, culture and cuisine alive on the page.

We recognise the importance of writing for visitors from not only the traditional markets of the US and UK but also for the emerging growth countries in the Far East and South America. Via a combination of subscriptions, newsstand 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.

To subscribe to France Today magazine visit https://www.francetoday.com/subscribe/

With over 250,000 visits per month France Today’s newly redesigned website is a unique online resource for Francophiles and travellers 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.

France Today’s weekly eNewsletter (Le Petit Journal) is read by tens of thousands of double 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 focused on France, with a range of print and digital magazines and a specialist team providing property services to international clientele.

Deputy Editor Marion Sauvebois left Paris for the bracing shores of Scotland 12 years ago and never looked back (a kilted Scot may have been involved). After graduating from Edinburgh University she trained as a journalist and honed her pen in newsrooms across the South West (with a brief segue into fashion writing) before joining the fold at the France Media Group. Now back to her roots, she spends most of her days baffled and amazed at France’s cultural wealth and her compatriots’ wonderful quirks.

Art Editor David Eachus has worked on dozens of award-winning consumer magazines and brings his graphic design skills to the fresh new design of France Today magazine.

Web Editor Mary Winston Nicklin is an experienced travel writer based in Paris. A Harvard graduate, she has been published in a wide variety of media outlets, including The Washington Post, Conde Nast Traveler, CNN Travel, USAToday.com, Afar, Hemispheres, Rhapsody, Business Traveler, Luxury Travel Advisor, and Rendezvous en France. In addition, she served as the founding editor of The Informed Traveler, a nationally-syndicated blog published by Five Star Alliance.

Arts Correspondent Sylvia Edwards Davis is a well-travelled professional writer with an international business background. MBA in hand, she toured the world on the wings of her career in the travel and hospitality industry and served in the Board of Directors of two international chambers of commerce. Her writing career combines the best of her business management experience with her interest in human behaviour, travel and art. From her base in France she covers exhibitions, concerts, festivals, museums and cultural events for France Today.

Editorial Assistant, Rhiannon Rees has fond memories of family holidays in Gruissan and Carcassonne, as well as touring Paris more recently with sea meilleures amies. In her free time, she’s a freelance writer, artist and countryside adventurer.

Regular Columnists & Contributors

Columnist Jennifer Ladonne is a U.S. 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 catalogues and art exhibitions.

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 book Hungry for Paris, a personal tour of the city’s best restaurants, is published by Random House.

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 including Town & 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.

Jeffrey T. Iverson, a journalist and native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, has called Paris home since 2000. His stories of maverick chefs, enlightened winemakers and prolific artists have notably appeared in France Today, Time, Centurion and Departures magazines.

Regular France Today columnist Kristin Espinasse is an American-born author and photographer who lives with her French husband and their two children on a wine and olive farm near Bandol in Provence.  She’s the author of Words in a French Life: Lessons in Love and Language from the South of France, Blossoming in Provence, First French Essais and runs the hugely popular French Word-a-Day blog and newsletter.

Originally from London, Rooksana Hossenally has lived in Paris for seven years. She writes for The New York Times, The Guardian, Condé Nast Traveller, BBC Travel, Yatzer and is the Paris correspondent for the Forbes Travel Guide. She’s also a freelance Deputy Editor for the Paris edition of Luxos, the online magazine.

The French-Australian freelance journalist and chanteuse Richelle Harrison-Plesse has lived in Paris for eight years. Her career spans print, web and television and she has contributed to The Sydney Morning Herald, The Arbuturian, Selector, BBC Travel and FRANCE 24, among others.

A regular columnist for France Today, Theadora Brack spent ten years at the American Visionary Art Museum before moving to Montmartre in 2003 to write for the travel website Eurocheapo.  Later she founded her own incredibly popular blog People, Places and Bling: Theadora’s Field Guide to Shopping in Paris. Theadora’s quirky but ever popular column, My Life in Paris, brings a fresh twist to everyday life in Paris, set against a backdrop of famous people and places.

Who Publishes France Today?

France Today, The International Journal of French Culture and Travel, is published by France Media Group, a privately owned company 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. France Media Group has also worked closely with French regional tourist authorities to create bespoke digital and print publications.

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