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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.

© Bert Kaufmann from Roermond, Netherlands — Bordeaux, CC BY 2.0,

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.

© Bassins des lumières

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.

© MOSSOT — Travail personnel, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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.

© Défi Wind Gruissan

19 May 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Sports and leisure

Defi Wind Gruissan 2023

From May 18 to 21, 2023 takes place in Gruissan as every year, the Défi Wind. This event brings together professional and amateur Windsurf enthusiasts on a starting line. The biggest windsurfing event in the world will celebrate its 21st edition with more than 1,000 windsurfers from around the world gathered to compete against the 'Tramontane'. It has become a festival that celebrates passion for windsurfing through moments of friendship with music, on the exhibition stands and in the village.

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01 April 2023  |  Virginie Erre  |  Gastronomy, Restaurants

La Galinette starred restaurant in Perpignan

Discover the starred restaurant La Galinette in Perpignan. Christophe Comes opened La Galinette in 2000 and 7 years later received a star in the Michelin Guide. Christophe Comes is passionate about the land and associates his restaurant with a 2-hectare vegetable garden that he cares for. Fruits and vegetables grow with love in this garden. And it shows on the plate.


23 March 2023  |  Virginie Erre  |  Yoga, Wellness

Yogi Zain in France on the boat Lydia du Barcarès

Yogi Zain in France on the boat Lydia du Barcarès the weekend of June 17-18, 2023. Straight from Los Angeles, practitioner and teacher Yogi Zain accepted the invitation from Yogi Room and the Barcarès yoga association for a 2-day course aboard the famous liner Le Lydia. You will practice facing the sea on the covered deck, sheltered from direct sunlight. A rare experience.

© La place, Versailles

22 March 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Restaurants, Gastronomy

Creperie la Place, in Versailles

Located in Versailles a few steps from the Palace, this creperie is a restaurant specializing in Breton specialities. The decoration and the welcome make it a very pleasant and warm place. You will find the classic Breton pancakes, but also the most exotic, as well as sweet crepes with chocolate, tatin, kinder for the greediest. You can also taste salads or others.

© Pixabay

21 March 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Holidays

The most beautiful landscapes of France

No need to go abroad, France has magnificent places not to be missed. Varied landscapes in the various French regions, let's discover the most beautiful places in France. The Calanques, the Camargue, the Gorges du Verdon, the Volcanoes of Auvergne, the Colorado Provencal, the Pic du Midi... so many places that make France an exceptional destination.

© Guide Michelin

18 March 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Gastronomy

The history of the Michelin Guide

During your meals at the restaurant or your stays at the hotel you may have heard of the stars of the Michelin Guide. It is a red-colored guide, in the form of a hotel gastronomic directory and guide launched at the beginning of the 20th century by the Michelin tire company. You will also find the Green Guide, which describes the main activities and interesting regional curiosities, as well as Michelin maps of routes and orientation.


17 March 2023  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

Comedian Ilyes Djadel on tour in France in 2023

The comedian and actor, Ilyes Djadel on tour, to discover if you do not already know. In 2022 he is part of the famous Marrakech du Rire, a famous international comedy festival created in 2011 by Jamel Debbouze, alongside Camille Lellouche, Bruno Salomone, Florence Foresti, Ahmed Sylla and even Gad Elmaleh.

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15 March 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Wines, Gastronomy

Gaillac wines, local know-how

The Gaillac vineyard is a bastion of ancient grape varieties. The winegrowers like to find the old local grape varieties left aside, forgotten or lost. This one has never broken with history, the grape varieties are the identity of the Gaillac vineyard.

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