Hugh Atkins

Co-founder of Pure France. 20 years of visiting and photographing fabulous properties, meeting fascinating people and driving every main and back road in France.

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Permis de Construire

09 January 2022  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture

New film - Permis de Construire

Here's a new French comedy film, to be released in cinemas on January 12th, 2022. Directed by and starring Eric Fraticelli. Also starring Didier Bourdon and Anne Consigny. A funny and beautifully shot film with fantstic scenery of Corsica.

Nice, Christmas village

26 December 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Events

Christmas Village in Nice

This year, Christmas 2021 in Nice offers you a magical family Christmas with the return of the Christmas Village! Free entertainment, games for children, rides and more than 15 free shows for young and old, decorations throughout the city ... you are not dreaming, it's the Magic of Christmas in Nice.

Museum

13 December 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture, Tourism

Prehistoric Museum of The Gorges du Verdon

The Museum of Prehistory Gorges du Verdon is located at Quinson, in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, 38 km south-east of Manosque, on the edge of the Var. Museum of Prehistory presents the results of archaeological digs carried out in the Verdon for over 50 years. A trip back in time for all with its circuit of alternating scenes from everyday life in prehistoric times

Grasse

03 December 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Fashion

Grasse, perfume capital of the world

Grasse is a town on the French Riviera, in the hills north of Cannes. It's known for its long-established perfume industry, and this heritage is celebrated at the Musée International de la Parfumerie, in the town center. Large perfumeries such as Fragonard, Molinard and Galimard offer tours and the possibility of creating your own perfume.

Strasbourg xmas market

24 November 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Tourism

Strasbourg - the biggest and best Christmas market

Strasbourg’s Christmas market is one of the best loved in the country. It has a vintage feel, with many traditional craft stalls that will make your think of Christmas celebrations from yesteryear. The city’s historic quarter, known as ‘Petite France’ is a dream to stroll through on a winter’s night, too.

Castelmoron

22 November 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Tourism

The smallest municipality in France

The smallest municipality in France, with an area of 3.54 hectares, Castelmoron-d'Albret can also claim to be a charming fortified village perched on a rocky outcrop. Discover its pleasant flowery streets and admire its old houses, remains of ramparts, washhouses and fortified doorways.

Sasek Notre Dame

21 November 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture, Tourism, Architecture

Paris by Sasek

With the same wit and perception that distinguished his charming books on London, New York, and San Francisco, here this famous Czech painter presents his impressions of Paris in This Is Paris, first published in 1959. Discover some the beautiful illustrations...


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