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A great way to practice reading French, learning vocabulary, and finding out what’s going on the world is to read the news in French. Be sure to bookmark French news vocabulary for help with any of the specialized terms you’re likely to encounter.

Here’s a very brief overview of national French newspapers and magazines, in alphabetical order, to help you decide which one(s) you might like to read. "Frequency" refers to the paper editions, though of course the websites are usually updated more frequently.

20 Minutes DailyFree
Le Canard enchaînéLe CanardWeeklySatirical
Charlie HebdoCharlieWeeklySatirical
La Croix DailyCatholic
Les Échos DailyEconomics/Finance
L’Équipe DailySports
L’Express WeeklyLeft-leaning
Le FigaroLe FigDailyRight-wing
L’HumanitĂ©L’HumaDailyCommunist, Left-wing
Marianne WeeklyLeft-wing
Metronews DailyFree
Le Monde DailyLeft-leaning
Le Nouvel ObservateurL’ObsWeeklyLeft-leaning
Ouest-France DailyRight-leaning, Regional
Le Parisien DailyGeneral interest
Paris-Match WeeklyPhotos, Celebrities

In other news …

There are also some excellent websites that offer news specifically aimed at French learners:

Lawless French Immersion – short, authentic French news videos enhanced with interactive subtitles. (free trial)

Journal en français facile – 5-days-a-week podcast by Radio France Internationale. (free)

News in French – free daily email with assorted news items related to France and French culture, with pop-up translations of tricky terms and (paid) audio version.

News in Slow French – weekly podcast with resources for French students of all levels. (paid)

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