Architecture

French architecture brings together buildings and monuments from different eras, histories and regions that make France a diverse and unique country. So many buildings and monuments that have survived the years and centuries and that we can still admire today during our holidays. The City of Carcassonne, the Palace of Versailles, Strasbourg Cathedral, the Palais des Papes, the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel... and many other historical and modern monuments to discover during your vacation.
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28 March 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Architecture, Culture, Tourism

Exhibitions in Paris

Every month, Paris is full of very varied exhibitions mixing different types of arts: photography, painting, architecture, history, creative activities, creators. If you are passing through Paris, do not miss the exhibitions to discover.

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27 March 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Architecture, Tourism

A weekend in Paris

Paris... Well known for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it is also the French capital. Let's spend a weekend in Paris with Pure France. We have prepared a list of places not to be missed for your weekend in Paris.

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25 March 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Architecture, Tourism, Wines

What to do in Bordeaux

If you are passing through New Aquitaine and more precisely, the city of Bordeaux, discover this great city which offers you a wide choice of activities. Participating in sport, going for a walk, discovering Bordeaux by boat on the river.

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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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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14 October 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture, Architecture

Coming soon - new film, 'Eiffel'

Coming soon - a new fim by director Martin Bourboulon; 'Eiffel'. What if Gustave Eiffel had built his A-shaped tower as a declaration to Adrienne, the impossible love of his life? It is on the basis of this romantic hypothesis that Martin Bourboulon took in hand the crazy project of the French film of the year. Mark your calendars: Eiffel will be launched in theatres on October 13

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02 September 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Architecture, Tourism

Marina Baie des Anges

If you are driving or taking the train between Nice and Cannes, you cannot fail to notice some of the most extraordinary contemporary architecture in France. Situated on the waterfront between Nice and Cannes is the Marina Baie des Anges in Villeneuve-Loubet with its amazing apartment buildings.

17 August 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Architecture, UNESCO

Arles Amphitheatre

The Amphitheatre in Arles is one of the greatest remaining examples of Roman architecture in southern Europe. It is a beautiful structure, intact for the most part and dominates the fascinating southern French town of Arles, on the edge of the Camargue National Park.

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.

22 May 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Tourism, Architecture

La Grande Roue

La Grande Roue (The Big Wheel) of Paris was unveiled at the Exposition Universelle in 1900. It was the tallest wheel in the world at its opening. The passenger pods were so large that they were removed from the wheel and used as homes for French families during The First World War. Since 1900, the Grand Roue has become a spectacular site at Fetes Foraines throughout the summer in France.

21 May 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Architecture

Eiffel's designs - apart from the tower.

Yes, the tower. But Gustave Eiffel also designed many other structures, not only in France, but around the world. He contributed to the construction of the Statue of Liberty in New York and designed several bridges for the French Railways. Discover more about Gustave Eiffel...

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05 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism, UNESCO , Architecture

Albi

Albi is a hidden gem in the Midi-Pyrénées, tucked away in the Midi-Pyrénées region. The city of Albi may not be first on your list of cities to visit in France but it has much to offer the visitor, not least the stunning UNESCO listed brick cathedral.

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21 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism, Architecture

Carcassonne New Town

Here's what to see in the 'Ville Basse' of Carcassonne. The new town of Carcassonne offers, shops, bars, restaurants and markets and the lower town (Ville Basse) or 'new town' is where you head, to return to the modern world, although there are still buildings dating back to medieval times.

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14 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Architecture, Tourism, UNESCO

Arena of Nîmes

Step back in time at the Arènes de Nîmes and you will be transported back to Roman times when you step into its preserved amphitheatre, built around AD 70. Nîmes amphitheatre is a wonderful place to visit and recommended is the audio tour to get the most out of the visit and to learn more about the arena's gory and fascinating past.

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13 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Architecture, Tourism

The Millau Viaduct

Visit the tallest road bridge in the world, with the bridge's road towering 890 feet over the Tarn river, this is a true feat of engineering and an impressive sight. The Millau viaduct, or Millau bridge, spans 2.46 kilometres across the Tarn river and valley. Constructed between 2001 and 2004 with one of its masts 343 metres (1,125 feet) high, makes it 19 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower. It is a major tourist attraction in the Northern Occitanie (formerly Languedoc-Roussillon) region.

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10 March 2021  |  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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08 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Architecture, Holidays

Stairways to French holiday heaven

Stunning staircases in your dream holiday home. We are proud to offer a unique and interesting selection of vacation rental properties with wonderful architecture and interior design. See our selection of stunning staircases. At Pure France, we aim to offer properties which are extra special with individual style and charm.


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