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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12 February 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

Love poems for Saint Valentine's Day

For Valentine's Day, the Pure France team shares three celebrated love poems by French poets: the famous To a Passerby by Charles Baudelaire, To my beloved by Paul Verlaine and To the beloved woman by Renée Vivien. Happy reading !

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24 January 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture

Les villages qui ont inspiré les peintres français

France is full of very insteresting little villages to visit during your holidays. In particular very well-known villages thanks to the painters who knew how to find the imagination and show creativity. Let's discover together our pretty villages in France that have inspired the greatest artists.

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23 January 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture

Carcassonne Fine Arts Museum

Discover in the city center of Carcassonne, the Museum of Fine Arts. You will discover collections presenting a rich panorama of Western painting from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The visitor can also discover a collection of earthenware as well as tapestries and works of art.


11 January 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

"Ways Of Being Alive'" a book by Baptiste Morizot

"Ways Of Being Alive" by Baptiste Morizot, a writer and lecturer in philosophy at the University of Aix-Marseille. His work, devoted to the relationship between humans and living things, is based on field practices, in particular tracking wildlife. A book that opens the doors of consciousness. Living with more awareness of the world surrounding us, our actions, our Self.

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.

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06 January 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Holidays, Tourism, Culture

Tourism in Toulon

Toulon, a pretty port city located on the Mediterranean coast in the south of France. Bordered by beaches, coves and pebbles, it is one of the most pleasant towns in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. What to do in Toulon? Discover all the activities in this article:

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05 January 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Holidays, Tourism

Holidays in the Basque Country

Beautiful landscapes as far as the eye can see, a very mild climate, customs and traditions, legends and unique gastronomy make the Basque Country a rich and diverse place. Discover this fabulous corner of France, an ideal destination for your family holidays.

03 January 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

The Snow Leopard, documentary film

A dive into the animal world in the heart of the high Tibetan plateau. Discover the documentary film by photographer Vincent Munier and Marie Amiguet. On screen Vincent Tesson who is part of the adventure and Vincent Munier. After Vincent Tesson's book, this documentary leaves us speechless.

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02 January 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture

Jean-Alary Theater, Carcassonne

Theater, humor, opera, dance, concerts, operetta... it's at the Jean-Alary Theater in Carcassonne that you will find all kinds of cultural arts. Many artists will be performing this year including: Kad Merad, Lionel Abelanski and much more... to discover on the program:


01 January 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

Alexandre Guerrero, international tenor

The Pure France team had the chance to attend a recital by tenor Alexandre Guerrero at Barcarès. Christmas recital, Alexandre was accompanied by the pianist Stéphanie Fontanarosa and the Choir Tutti Canti. Discover Alexandre Guerrero, internationally renowned tenor.

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29 December 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture

The origins of New Year's Eve

New Year's Day, also known as New Year's Day, is the first day of the year, January 1. The New Year is often associated with the notion of renewal, and therefore generally celebrated between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.

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25 December 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture

The Snow Leopard, a documentary in the heart of Tibet

On December 15, 2021 was released "La panthère des neiges", a documentary directed by Marie Amiguet and Vincent Meunier. These two men are going to learn the art of the lookout. Traveling the summits, the two men weave a dialogue on the place of human beings and celebrate the beauty of the world.

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17 December 2021  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

Le sapin de Noël

A Christmas tree, why? The history dates back to 2000 BC. Symbol of the rebirth of the Sun then of the tree of paradise to finally become a Christmas tree, its decoration over the centuries becomes more and more lavish and delicious. And you, what is the decoration of your Christmas tree?

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

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01 December 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events, Tourism, Culture

Lantern Festival - Blagnac

From December 1, 2021, the capital of aeronautics will host the Lantern Festival in the Ritouret park in Toulouse. A stroll over an area of ​​10 hectares, with lights that will amaze young and old. As soon as night falls, enter a magical and magical world for an evening.

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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