Lee Jones

I am the property photographer for Pure France and travel throughout France meeting property owners. I come from a background of sales in the luxury brands Bang & Olufsen and Swarovski Crystal.

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15 June 2022  |  Lee Jones  |  Events, UNESCO , Culture

Carcassonne International Festival

Enjoy music, theatre and dance in the South of France at the 2022 Carcassonne International Festival. A festival of performing arts with international acts performing in venues all over the city. The main venue is the Théâtre Jean-Deschamps, a small amphitheatre within the walls of the citadel with a great atmosphere and a fabulous view from every seat.

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22 March 2022  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism

Seaquarium in Le Grau du Roi

A great day out for all the family. Discover Seaquarium, an aquarium full of sharks, sea lions, seal, Mediterranean and tropical fish and turtles located on the left bank of Le Grau du Roi in Petite Camargue, next to the Mediterranean Sea.

15 December 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Events, Tourism

Carnival of Nice 2022 - King of Animals

For 15 days in February 2022, Nice on the French Riviera welcomes the King of Animals carnival. Come and experience the grand carnival parade held both day and night. The guest of honour this year is the Belgian Carnival "Gilles de la Louvière". Marvel at the illuminated carnival processions and flower decorated floats along with dancers street performers and music.

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09 December 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism, Nature

Rock of Rocalinaud in Beaumes-de-Venise

A walking trail in Beaumes-de-Venise, Provence that is 13km in length which varies in elevation from between 82 metres and 290 metres passes the famous rock of Rocalinaud, an unusual rock formation nicknamed 'Luna rock' due to its unique form that has been sculpted by wind and rain and salt water when it was once covered by the sea more than a million years ago. The rock is carved in to amazing shapes with views towards Beaumes-de-Venise.

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06 November 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Architecture, Tourism

The Ancient Roman city of Glanum

Situated in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence visits can explore the ancient roman city of Glanum. Around 600 BC the first Gallic tribes settled in Glanum, situated on the north face of the Alpilles mountain range. Excavations of the site began in the early 1900's and today visitors can admire the may accent monuments including the House of Antes and the House of Cybele.

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29 October 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Holidays

A winter wonderland between Cannes and Saint-Raphaël

Villa Le Trayas is the perfect location to spend you 2021 Christmas holidays. With its extensive sea views and very high standard throughout the villa offers guests 4 ensuite bedrooms, a terraced garden with palm trees and a private triangular shaped, heated swimming pool. Discover the sights and sounds of Christmas in the Côte d'Azur this winter time.

© Daniela Kloth, GFDL 1.2 <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html>, via Wikimedia Commons

28 October 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Culture, Bakeries, Patisseries

The French croissant

The beloved French croissant famously known around the world as a traditional French pastry is actually an adaptation of an Austrian 'kipferl', a traditional yeast bread roll. As the popularity of the 'kipferl' grew amongst the French, an alternative copy of the pastry was created and known today as the French croissant.

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28 October 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Gastronomy

10 French al fresco dining ideas

Long warm summer holidays in France with friends and family will soon be upon us. There is never a better time for 'al fresco' dining with Pure France. Discover our selection of 10 French holiday homes offering outdoor French living and French dining.

31 July 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Architecture, Culture, Tourism

Amphoralis, the museum of pottery

The Sallèles antique pottery workshop dating back to the start of the High Romain Empire was a site where a huge volumes of clay pottery was produced. Situated near the Canal du Midi not far from the village of Sallèles-d'Aude, excavations began in 1976 and the Amphoralis museum designed by Roland Castro and Jean-Pierre Gary opened its doors to the public in December 1992.

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24 July 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Made in France

Sound of the sea

Waterfall Audio, established in 1996 and 'Made in France'. A designer of hand-made transparent glass loudspeakers made in Carcés in the middle of Provence, France. Discover beautiful sea views in France with Pure France by choosing a holiday property with a private pool and a sea view.

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17 June 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Holidays, Pure France

Summer holidays at Domaine de Nérige, 2021/2022

Come and discover Domaine de Nérige, a former French wine domaine and country estate near Limoux with superb interior design, superior furnishing and attention to detail everywhere. Sumptuous main living room, fully-fitted kitchen, charming dining terrace, summer kitchen and private 11m x 4m pool with sun loungers.

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26 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism

Minerve

Officially 'one of the most beautiful villages in France', the unspoilt medieval village of Minerve is definitely one to add to your list of days out if you are on holiday in the Hérault region. Minerve is a lovely Languedoc village situated on a rocky outcrop in a valley between Carcassonne and Béziers.

Lascaux, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

24 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism, UNESCO

Lascaux cave near Montignac

Lascaux cave, discovered in September 1940 by 4 teenagers who descended into the prehistoric cave, discovered cave paintings made by Paleolithic man, more than 17,000 years ago. Today visitors can visit a replica of the Lascaux cave, Lascaux 4, which opened to the public in December 2016.

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23 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Nature

Mercantour National Park in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Alpes-Maritimes departments, the Mercantour National Park covers an area of 685 km². Since its creation in 1979, it consists of forests and snowy peak with summits reaching more than 3,000m. Visitors to the park can walk the 600 km of marked footpaths whilst enjoying the wide variety of fauna, flora and mixed landscapes with seven valleys to explore along with many lakes including Lake Allos, Lake Lauzanier and Lake Vens.

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23 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Gastronomy, Wines, Culture

Autumn in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie

Autumn is a fabulous time to visit the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie. In the Languedoc-Roussillon, the weather is still warm and the region is full of life as harvest is under way. The area is buzzing with activity and colour, as this is not only one of the largest wine regions in the world but it is also one of the most diverse in terms of grape varieties available. Each vine variety has leaves that, once the fruit is harvested, turn a different colour so the rolling fields are awash with a stunning combination of reds, oranges, russets, browns and golds.

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22 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Nature , Tourism

Family friendly Gruissan beach

Visit this large and uncrowded Languedoc, Occitiane beach. Just 10 minutes, East of Narbonne and easily reached from the motorway, Gruissan plage is a lovely family friendly beach. The huge wide flat expanse of Gruissan beach means you will never struggle to find a spot on the sand, and the calm waters make for safe swimming for all ages.

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21 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Nature

Pink flamingos in Peyriac-de-Mer

See wild pink flamingos in Peyriac-de-Mer in the South of France. A real treat for bird spotters, see pink flamingos in the wild on the Languedoc coast. If someone were to ask you where you can see flamingos living in the wild, France would be unlikely to be your first answer!

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21 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Holidays, Nature , Sports and leisure, Tourism

La Franqui beach

The lovely unspoilt beach resort in the Languedoc, La Franqui beach is a hidden gem, half an hour from Narbonne. Visit for a relaxed vibe and a lovely, large sandy beach. La Franqui has remained unspoilt and not overdeveloped. You will find a huge sandy beach which is never crowded even in the height of summer.

Gerald Fauvelle, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

20 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism

Gouffre de Padirac

Descend 100 metres into Padirac cave (Gouffre de Padirac) this summer. The added fun of an underground boat trip makes this our favourite cave in the Dordogne, bring the family and don't forget your jumper! Our favourite cave in the Dordogne, the Padirac cave (Gouffre de Padirac) is a really great family day out.

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19 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism

Promenade des Anglais on the Côte d'Azur

The Promenade des Anglais in Nice is 7 kms in length and stretches from the airport on the west to the United States Quay. It's a popular location for cyclists, roller-skaters and families to enjoy the beach front and numerous palm trees, kiosks, pergolas and Mediterranean azure blue Sea views of the Baie des Anges.


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