The French Lifestyle And Luxury Living Blog From Pure France.

Just before Covid arrived, France retained its crown as the world’s most visited country. And French people’s favourite country to holiday in is their own. Each region has its own individual identity; its culture, geography and gastronomy. And above it all, it’s the French lifestyle that we all wish to embrace. In the pages within this Blog, you’ll find everything that is indeed "Pure France". We hope you will find our features entertaining, enlightening and informative. And when you’re tempted to become a part if it all, head to our property pages and find your ideal holiday rental home. We look forward to hearing from you.


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22 September 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Pure France, Holidays

Rent your holiday home near La Ciotat

Do you live on the Mediterranean coast in the PACA region, a region that makes you dream and attracts a large number of visitors each year. Between Marseille and Nice, the coast offers a wide choice of possibilities for holidays. If you own a property that you would like to rent out in summer, whether it is a villa with a swimming pool, an estate, a castle or a charming house, do not hesitate to contact us.

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16 September 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

The most beautiful villages in Occitanie

Nearly 50 of them have been labeled “Most Beautiful Villages in France” and our region is one of the richest in this area. Loubressac, Carennac, Minerve, Belcastel... In Occitania, heritage awaits you on street corners, discover our many cities of Art or History (Nîmes, Lodève, Uzès...).

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15 September 2023  |  Virginie Erre  |  Tourism

The Parc du Mugel and its cove in La Ciotat

Discover the Parc du Mugel and its cove in La Ciotat. The Calanque du Mugel is part of the Calanques National Park which extends from Marseille to La Ciotat. The park was created in 1987 and is classified as a “Remarkable Garden”. 17 hectares where you can observe varied vegetation. To do, the small path which leads to Anse du Sec and crosses the beach of Petit Mugel and Grand Mugel.

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13 September 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events

Candlelight, candle-lit concerts

Candlelight is a musical experience in iconic candlelit locations. Classical music concerts in a new light. A unique experience in France, passing through Paris, Lyon, to Marseille with artists transporting you on a melodic candlelit journey to exceptional places.

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13 September 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events

The Hall of La Machine in Toulouse

La Halle de la Machine opened its doors to the public in November 2018 in the Montaudran district of Toulouse. It is a place where show machines in motion and in narrative will be presented. You will find a Minotaur, the spider, the Sénart carousel... as well as shows.

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12 September 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture

The Grand Rex in Paris

The Grand Rex de Paris is much more than a cinema, you will also find concerts and shows there, as well as an Escape Game. Come explore behind the scenes of the Grand Rex. Designed as an imaginary journey behind the scenes of cinema, this interactive visit immerses you in the secret and captivating world of the 7th art with the creation of a film through a series of sets.

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11 September 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Sports and leisure, Events

The World Cup in Occitanie, September 8 to October 28, 2023

From September 8 to October 28, 2023, the Rugby World Cup will take place in Occitanie. Occitanie will host the All Blacks, the Brave Blossoms, and the Flying Fijans at the Toulouse stadium. Occitanie, host region of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, will notably welcome New Zealand, the Fiji Islands and Japan, which has chosen it as a base camp for the training of its national team.

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09 September 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Nature

Calanques d'En Vau via Port-Miou and Port Pin

The Calanques National Park stretches from Marseille to Cassis in the south of France with breathtakingly beautiful landscapes for each calanque. You will discover its cliffs which throw themselves into the Mediterranean Sea with paradisiacal beaches. The Calanques National Park is home to 26 creeks over 20km. The creeks of En-Vau is one of the most breathtaking. Discover the hike to reach the creek of En-Vaut via that of Port-Miou and Port-Pin.

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08 September 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

La Ciotat, a paradise in Provence

La Ciotat has a rich cultural heritage, but also natural with its national park of creeks. Let yourself be tempted according to your desires by a beach, the most beautiful creeks of the region, petanque, markets, but also the gastronomic specialties of Provence.

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07 September 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Monaco, the big meeting of the summer

Discover the City of Princes and discover the treasures of this extraordinary city. The center of the city of Monaco is an open-air museum with its Perched Rock, its new Larvotto seaside district and its extension at sea, passing by the effervescent Place du Casino, unique in the world, discover the history of the Grimaldi and fall under the charm of the Principality of Monaco.

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06 September 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Route des Crêtes, between Cassis and La Ciotat

The Route des Crêtes is a long winding road that connects La Ciotat to Cassis and is part of the Calanques National Park. Belvederes are set up along the road to allow you to admire the exceptional panorama that awaits you. You will be able to see the Bay of La Ciotat, the Ile Verte in the background, the massif of the Calanques which plunge into the sea, and in good weather you will be able to see the chain of the islands of Marseille.

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05 September 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Train de la Rhune, an authentic cogwheel train

The Rhune train is an authentic cogwheel train, almost a century old collection that will take you to the most legendary peak in the Basque Country. The departure is in the town of Sara, about 10km from Saint-Jean-Luz and Biarritz, you will live a unique experience through forests, ravines and bogs on the mountainside.

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04 September 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Pure France

Vichy, a city in the heart of nature

Vichy is a small town that can easily be explored on foot. Less than 550 hectares, it runs in all directions with many routes in the parks or the pedestrian shopping area. Very pleasant and welcoming, discover what the city of Vichy has to offer.

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19 July 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

DisneyLand Paris, the greatest classics

Live an imaginary stay in the heart of the most famous park that attracts a large number of visitors each year: Disneyland Paris. Attractions, parades, restaurants, shops, experience the magical magic of Disney. You will dive into breathtaking worlds with attractions for a unique moment.

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18 July 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture

The feast of Saint-Jean, celebrate the summer solstice

The feast of Saint-Jean the Baptist, June 24, is originally a Christian holiday, traditionally accompanied by large bonfires. It celebrates the summer solstice, in connection with the worship of the sun. The solstice fires or pagan solstice fires were lit in the Middle Ages at the crossroads of paths, in the fields, to prevent witches and magicians from passing there during that night.

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17 July 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Visit La Rochelle

In the southwest of France, La Rochelle is one of the must-sees on the Atlantic Coast. You may be wondering, what to do in La Rochelle? Places of interest not to be missed, information, visits; let's discover La Rochelle and the surrounding area together.

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17 July 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Holidays

Le Somail, a charming stopover on the Canal du Midi

20 minutes from Narbonne, discover the hamlet of Somail, built on the Canal du Midi. One can only be charmed by the architectural ensemble classified as historic monuments and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will appreciate the calm of a stroll on the Canal or simply sit down at the table at one of the restaurants after having taken advantage of one of the unusual visits where you will learn

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15 June 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Architecture, Holidays, Tourism

The Most Beautiful Villages In France

Come and discover The Most Beautiful Villages In France. 'Les Plus Beaux Villages De France' is an official association which awards the title to villages throughout France based on several criteria. There are currently 159 villages which hold the title - located between the sea and the mountains, rich with their heritage, architecture, culture and gastronomy.

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06 June 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Un séjour à Bordeaux

If you are on vacation in Bordeaux, we have prepared a selection of unmissable places for you. Going through tasting, visits to museums, good restaurants, places to relax, cultural walks... discover Bordeaux from all angles with its visits and discoveries.

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05 June 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

The Basins of Lights - Bordeaux

The Bordeaux submarine base was built by the Germans during the Second World War. Culturespaces aims to revive this space by creating the largest French digital art center hosting major immersive exhibitions. 45,000 square meters of area. 235 meters in total length. 600,000 cubic meters of concrete.

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28 May 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Château de Bonaguil Fumel

The Château de Bonaguil is a former 13th century fortified castle which stands in the French town of Saint-Front-sur-Lémance in the Lot-et-Garonne department in New Aquitaine. Only 2 hours from Bordeaux and Toulouse. This site classified as a Historic Monument is located a stone's throw from the Dordogne and is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm.


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