Transport

Come with us on a trip to discover transportation in France. Learn about the historic ‘Train Bleu’ - the historic night express train taking holiday-makers from Calais to the French Riviera, the classic Citroen DS car revered by de Gaulle and voted the most beautiful car of all time, the architectual complexity of the Transbordeur in Rochefort and the bicycle in Jacques Tati’s famous film, ‘Jour de Fête. Transport news and much more.


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04 March 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Transport, Tourism

Le Train Bleu; Paris to Menton

As tourism to the south of France gained popularity towards the end of the 19th century, a train service was introduced for the wealthy and famous travellers taking them from Calais to Paris and onwards to the final town on the Cote d'Azur before the Italian border, Menton. Here's the story of Le Train Beu.

Autonauts of the Cosmoroute

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27 February 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Tourism, Culture, Transport

La Route du Soleil - Autonauts of the Cosmoroute

A love story, a travelogue, a collection of stories and snapshots, both visual and verbal, irreverent and brilliant. "Anyone who doesn’t read Cortázar is doomed." - Pablo Neruda In May 1982, Julio Cortázar, literary explorer of the highest order, set out with Carol Dunlop aboard their VW camper van to explore the uncharted territory of the Paris to Marseille autoroute.

Going green; free electric vehicle charging with Pure France

10 February 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Transport

Going green; free electric vehicle charging

Many people of course already own an electric or hybrid vehicle. In December 2020, electric vehicles accounted for 19.2% of the passenger vehicle market in France. The Top 3 best selling electric cars in France in 2020 were; Renault Zoe, Peugeot E-208, Tesla 3. At Pure France for 2021 we are committed to a nationwide green campaign where electric vehicle charging will be free at all our self-catering holiday homes.


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