Culture

Come with us on a journey into French culture to discover the true art of French living. Regional gastronomic treats such as wine and cheese. Fashion, jewellery, architecture, museums, cinema, theatre and literature. All which makes France a country with a unique cultural diversity.
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22 June 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture

Bastille Day - July 14th

July 14th has become a national holiday in France as well as a public holiday. It was established to commemorate the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, symbol of the end of absolute monarchy. July 14th gives rise to a military parade on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, at 10 am just after the passing ofthe guard of France.

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21 June 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture, Events

Painting exhibition - Véronique Escargueil Poncy

Come and discover the works of the painter Véronique Escargueil Poncy - exhibited until July 15, 2022 in Saint-Genis des Fontaines at Domaine Sanac. The exhibition brings together paintings from different periods by Véronique Escargueil. You will be able to see both abstract and figurative works, luminous and darker works.

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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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11 June 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Events

Fete de la Musique 2022

Like every year in June, we celebrate music in France! But not that... it is currently celebrated in a hundred countries. On June 21st, many cities, towns and villages give way to a festive atmosphere for the music festival.

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03 June 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Culture

Albi Fashion Museum

If you are passing through Albi, discover the Fashion Museum. The fashion museum is located in the heart of Albi, a city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Various exhibitions where you will find embroidery and haute couture pieces.

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16 May 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Tourism, Culture

Ballet Preljocaj - Swan Lake

Angelin Preljocaj has been a choreographer and artistic director at the Ballet Preljocaj - National Choreographic Center in Aix en Provence since 1996. On tour in France for Swan Lake, find the Ballet Preljocaj in Perpignan, Brive la Gaillarde, Saint Denis de la Réunion and elsewhere.

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03 May 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

In body by Cédric Klapisch

The Pure France team loved Cédric Klapisch's latest film En corps. A film on contemporary dance starring choreographer Hofesh Shechter and his company in his own role. This is the first film by Marion Barbeau, prima ballerina.

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19 April 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

Les Bassins des lumières de Bordeaux

On holiday in the Bordeaux region? Visit the Bassins des Lumières museum, one of the largest places for digital art. An incredible immersive experience in the middle of this former submarine base built by the Germans during the Second World War.

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18 April 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Tourism, Culture

Cité du Vin in Bordeaux

Holidaying near Bordeaux? During your holidays take the time to visit the Cité du Vin. Two to three hours of visit to discover the history of wine on all continents, learn how it is made, etc. There is an incredible cellar and a restaurant on site.

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14 April 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture

Limoux Carnival

The Limoux Carnival takes place in the Languedoc town of Limoux in the Aude department of France. It lasts three months, and can take place from December until April, the carnival period having to be between Christmas and Holy Week.

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12 April 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

Villa Kérylos in Beaulieu sur Mer

During your holidays, take the time to visit Villa Kerylos, ideally located on the shores of the Mediterranean along the Bay of Ants in Beaulieu sur Mer. It is a reproduction of a Greek villa on the island of Delos dating from the 2nd century BC.

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29 March 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Nature , Holidays, Gastronomy, Culture

A weekend in Leucate

Leucate, located in the Aude department in Occitanie, is the best place to go windsurfing, drink a cocktail on the terrace or swim at the beach, or take a walk with an exceptional view of the entire Mediterranean. Don't forget to go to the heart of Leucate Village for a coffee on the terrace!

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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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17 March 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

Why eggs for Easter?

According to legend, during ancient times, more than 5000 years ago, the Persians offered hen's eggs in early spring. The egg representing fertility and renewal. In the 15th century, eggs were decorated for Easter, and then some even contained surprises.

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15 March 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Events, Holidays

Easter holidays

Easter will be celebrated on April 17 this year. Easter is celebrated each year on the Sunday following the spring full moon. But Easter is above all chocolate egg hunts and family dinners. For a long weekend with the family or for a longer stay for the Easter holidays, we offer a large choice of properties throughout France.

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14 March 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

A Relief Portrait of Arman, by Yves Klein

Yves Klein is a French painter born in Nice in 1928 and an important figure in post-war European art. In 1956, he patented the formula for his invention, International Klein Bleue, a deep blue hue colour. Klein started to create relief portraits in the 1960s.

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10 March 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Tourism, Holidays, Events

The Lemon Festival in Menton

The Lemon Festival in Menton is a traditional festive event organized by the Tourist Office of the city of Menton. Every year at the end of winter, in Menton, you can attend the lemon festival. In addition, there is also the carnival of Menton which celebrates the production of lemon every year.

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09 March 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

Candlemas - Why do we make pancakes?

Candlemas is a religious holiday which is celebrated on the fortieth day after Christmas, December 25th. Its etymological origin comes from the candles used that day instead of the usual torches. It also symbolizes the Rite of Spring.

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04 March 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Events, Tourism

Mardi gras, carnival... a tradition

Mardi Gras is popularly the day when children enjoy pancakes, earlets, waffles and donuts. It is also the day when the children dress up. A few years ago they knocked on doors to ask neighbors in the villages for eggs, sugar, flour to make cakes or pancakes that will be eaten in the afternoon.


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