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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07 February 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

The essentials in Charente Maritime

Charente-Maritime is located in the center-west of France and in the northern half of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. You can explore the labyrinth of the Marais Poitevin in a traditional boat, far from the crowds, with only a few boats. You can also visit the island of Oléron where you will find the famous colorful oyster huts.

© Moulin des Arts

03 February 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture

The Arts and Crafts Mill, Arles-sur-Tech

Located on the old Catalan weaving factory, the arts and crafts mill offers a shop bringing together artists working in several different trades, including leather, textiles, metal, recycled inner tube paper. It is here that the Catalan fabrics known for their solidity and the fantasy of their decor are made.

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02 February 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Pure France, Events

Book a stay for Valentine's Day

February 14 is Valentine's Day! There is no day to celebrate love but you can still treat yourself to a stay to fully enjoy together. Discover our properties for rent for your short stays, as a couple. Holiday villas and homes for couples, which can accommodate 2 to 5 people only.

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01 February 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Nature

Aigues Morte and its pink saltworks

Where does the name Tiges-Mortes come from, Aigues comes from the Occitan "Aigas" which means "water", moreover the city is located in the heart of the marshes, either stagnant water, "dead" water. A fisherman's and salt worker's village, protected by Charlemagne's Matafère tower, it was in 1240 that the town was exempted from taxes and duties. More than 15,000 people flock from all over the coast to enjoy this town.

© Canyoning Park, Argelès sur Mer

31 January 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Sports and leisure, Yoga, Wellness

Canyoning park, Argeles sur Mer

In an exceptional setting, experience a invigorating experience! Accessible from 10 years old and up to 60 years old; loopholes at each stage allow you to adapt the canyon to your level. Accompanied by qualified instructors, they will accompany you throughout your journey. A sporting activity combining: leisure, sport, discovery and thrills near you in Argelès-sur-Mer.

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30 January 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Toulouse Japanese Garden

The Pierre-Baudis Japanese Garden of Toulouse is a park classified as a remarkable garden of France located north of the city center of Toulouse in France, in the Compans-Caffarelli district. This garden was created in 1981 to meet the wishes of Pierre Baudis during his term as mayor of Toulouse. He had enjoyed this kind of garden on his travels, especially the one in Dublin. It bears his name since May 11, 2016.

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28 January 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Culture

Historical sites in France

Learn more about Prehistory, Antiquity, the Middle Ages, or the Renaissance. Visiting France while combining a historical stay is possible. France is full of places rich in history and events. Discover the historic places in France and take the opportunity to stop in one of our holiday homes for rent: www.purefrance.com

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25 January 2023  |  Virginie Erre  |  Tourism

The Catalans - lateen sails from Sète

The Catalans - lateen sails from Sète and the Thau basin. The association born in 1988 from a first restoration of a Catalan boat, the "Cette". In 2004, the association moved to the Plagette shipyard. It is divided between renovation and navigation.

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23 January 2023  |  Virginie Erre  |  Tourism

Visit Futuroscope

Visit Futuroscope near Poitiers. Futuroscope is a leisure park created on the initiative of René Monory in the early 80s. The attractions are focused on new technologies. On the program, travel, thrills and fun games. The Tornado Chasers attraction was voted "Best Attraction in the World" THEA Award 2022.

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22 January 2023  |  Virginie Erre  |  Tourism

Sète, the iconic fishing town of Hérault

Sète, the iconic fishing town of Hérault. On one side the Mediterranean Sea, on the other the Etang de Thau, Sète is a fishing town with shimmering colors which is the place of residence of many artists. Paul Valéry, French writer and poet born in Sète nicknamed the city, the singular island.

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21 January 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Holidays in the Périgord Noir

The Dordogne, also called the Périgord Noir, is an appellation of the historical region but also of the current department and the river which crosses the department and which gives its name to the Dordogne Valley. The Dordogne is very popular with tourists with the atmosphere that emerges from this region.

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20 January 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Filming locations in France

The number of filming sites in France are numerous. In general, production studios choose to film in the capital: Paris, but not only... There are unseen places in France that are used for film shoots, Château de Chantilly and Le Château de Chenonceau to mention a few.

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19 January 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Nature

Discover the Landes of Gascony

Les Landes, a department in the southwest of France and attached to the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, is divided into two districts. The Maison de la Nature du Bassin d'Arcachon, Ornithological reserve of Teich, Domaine d'Hostens between forests and lakes, Ecomuseum of Marquèze, The CapBreton pier, The Landaise forests... discover the Landes

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18 January 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Château Villandry, the magical gardens!

It is the last of the great Renaissance castles of the Loire Valley and is renowned for its magical gardens. It was at the time doomed to be destroyed, Joachim Carvallo bought the castle at the beginning of the 20th century and created five gardens in the spirit of the Renaissance.


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