Here you will find a list of upcoming events in the regions of our quality rental holiday homes. Listings, photos and reviews and on-site reporting, including the Carcassonne Festival of Music and the Cannes Film Festival. Classical and contemporary music, gastronomy, exhibitions, professional and amateur sporting events. And some lesser-known events such as the Chestnut Festival in Olargues, one of the most beautiful villages in France!
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01 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events

Festival of Lights in Lyon

At the beginning of December, Lyon is adorned with beautiful illuminations for the Festival of Lights. Each year, a new edition is offered for the Festival of Lights, with around thirty works offered throughout the city of Lyon. Let's find out where the Festival of Lights comes from...

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27 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events

Cornouaille Festival, Brittany

Cornouaille today concerns nearly four generations of festival-goers. Marked by its anchoring to a region, a city and the culture of which it has become over the decades, an unmissable meeting place. The festival has become a symbol: its history and its evolution are linked to those of Brittany and the Breton people.

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26 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Events

The Avignon Festival, the most prestigious festival

The Avignon Festival is one of the most prestigious and influential festivals in the world. It is a major event which takes place every year in July in the city of Avignon, in Provence in the South of France. It was founded in 1947 by the director Jean Vilar and aims to promote the performing arts, particularly theatre.


13 December 2023  |  Lee Jones  |  Events, UNESCO , Culture

Carcassonne International Festival 2024

Enjoy music, theatre and dance in the South of France at the 2024 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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27 September 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events, Culture

The night of skiing, November 17 in Europe

Discover in your cinemas, the new documentary by Thierry Donard, about extreme sports athletes who demonstrate tremendous sporting resilience in the face of chaotic climate challenges. Meet a new generation of filmmakers with the NDG Film Festival, a selection of exclusive short films. This November 17th everywhere in Europe.

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13 September 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events

Candlelight, candle-lit concerts

Candlelight is a musical experience in iconic candlelit locations. Classical music concerts in a new light. A unique experience in France, passing through Paris, Lyon, to Marseille with artists transporting you on a melodic candlelit journey to exceptional places.

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13 September 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events

The Hall of La Machine in Toulouse

La Halle de la Machine opened its doors to the public in November 2018 in the Montaudran district of Toulouse. It is a place where show machines in motion and in narrative will be presented. You will find a Minotaur, the spider, the Sénart carousel... as well as shows.

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11 September 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Sports and leisure, Events

The World Cup in Occitanie, September 8 to October 28, 2023

From September 8 to October 28, 2023, the Rugby World Cup will take place in Occitanie. Occitanie will host the All Blacks, the Brave Blossoms, and the Flying Fijans at the Toulouse stadium. Occitanie, host region of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, will notably welcome New Zealand, the Fiji Islands and Japan, which has chosen it as a base camp for the training of its national team.

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21 February 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Events

Mardi Gras, Carnivals in France

Mardi Gras is a festive time. This period marks the end of the "week of seven fat days" (formerly called "carnal days"). Mardi Gras is followed by Ash Wednesday and Lent, when Christians are encouraged to "eat lean", traditionally abstaining from meat.

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02 February 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Pure France, Events

Book a stay for Valentine's Day

February 14 is Valentine's Day! There is no day to celebrate love but you can still treat yourself to a stay to fully enjoy together. Discover our properties for rent for your short stays, as a couple. Holiday villas and homes for couples, which can accommodate 2 to 5 people only.

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06 January 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Pure France, Events

Domaine Fonneuve is on TV!

In recent days one of our properties have appeared on TV: Le Domaine Fonneuve. Located in the Dordogne in Saussignac. Highlighted for more than 10 minutes, discover the show in full here: Domaine Fonneuve in the TV show. Fully equipped, all you have to do is put down your suitcases and jump into the pool!

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23 December 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Events

Les déferlantes festival, Céret, 2023

For the 2023 edition of the festival, the graphic universe was inspired by the Château d'Aubiry in Céret. A place they wanted to highlight and discover from the inside. Discover the program of artists who will perform during 4 days of music, between emotion and sharing. From July 6 to 9, find nationally known artists during the "Les Déferlantes" festival.

13 December 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events, Pure France, Holidays

Christmas at Chateau Marquisat

Christmas in a remarkable Art Deco castle from the 1920s, within a 60-hectare wine estate. The Château is located within a private wine estate and benefits from its own private garden. The Château can accommodate up to 10 people, ideal to accommodate your whole family during the end of year celebrations.

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01 December 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Events

A unique experience at Oceanopolis in Brittany

OcéanOpolis celebrates its 30th birthday It is an aquarium that shares its knowledge with its National Center for Scientific Culture dedicated to the Ocean, one of the largest aquariums in France in Brittany. Discover many rare or common species and live a captivating experience around the aquatic world. For the Christmas holidays, Océanopolis has concocted a nice program for you!

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17 October 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events

Paris Chocolate Show

The world's largest chocolate and cocoa fair takes place from October 28th to Tuesday November 1st, 2022. Visitors will find chocolatiers, patissiers, confectioners, cocoa producing countries and other artisans from all over the world.

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11 October 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events

Magical light show at the foot of Mont Blanc

A magical spectacle at the foot of Mont-Blanc. The 6th edition of "Lumières Saint-Gervais" will be held every day from 5 pm to 10 pm from december 22nd to 29th A week of illumination and wonder in the streets of Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc. This event is always hugely poular thanks to the talents of the artists, the culture and the architecture.

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