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28 October 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Gastronomy

10 French al fresco dining ideas

Long warm summer holidays in France with friends and family will soon be upon us. There is never a better time for 'al fresco' dining with Pure France. Discover our selection of 10 French holiday homes offering outdoor French living and French dining.

26 October 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Holidays

Surfing In France

The first recorded surfers in Europe were documented off the coast of Portugal in the 1920s. It would be another 30 years before surfing took hold in a big way in France, beyond the odd visitor from down the Basque coast in Portugal. Today, Biarritz, Hossegor, Cap Feret and the like are globally known surfing destinations that bring in billions in tourist revenue every year.

25 October 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Pure France

Holiday homes in France for Christmas and New Year

The end of the year holidays are approaching and it is never too early to prepare for them. These holidays are an opportunity to reunite the generations and to spend beautiful moments with the family. Meet at the Christmas markets, prepare gifts, drink tea by the fireplace. We offer you our most beautiful holiday homes for Christmas and New Year to reunite your family.

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21 October 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture

Hélène Et Les Garçons

Hélène et les Garçons is a French television series in 280 episodes of 26 minutes, created by Jean-François Porry, produced by AB Productions and broadcast from May 11, 1992 to November 22, 1994 on TF1. Since the end of its shooting, the series is available in full on the Generation Sitcoms YouTube channel.

© Cassis

21 October 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Tourism

Visit Cassis

Cassis is a beautiful harbour town on the south coat of France in Provence. Cars are not allowed in the main part of the town and there are fabulous waterside restaurants and shops looking out of the harbour. Daily boat trips to the famous Calanques.

© Allez Les Bleus

20 October 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Sports and leisure

History Of The French Football Shirt

Since their first official match against Belgium in 1904, the shirt of the France team has undergone many changes. However, the famous blue jersey was not established as main strip until 1919 with the creation of the French Football Federation. Here's the history of the France jersey.

© Station Péage

19 October 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Transport

The first French motorway

The first section of the first French motorway, the A 13 was completed in 1941. The free motorway network grew until it became chargeable on July 9, 1960. On July 1, 1961, the first toll motorway was inaugurated in France, this is the Estérel-Côte d'Azur motorway.

© Sarlat

18 October 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture

Sarlat Film Festival 2021

The 30th edition of the Sarlat Film Festival runs from November 9 to 13, 2021. The Sarlat Film Festival is one of the major festivals of the French cinematographic calendar. It is a festival well known to film personalities who come each year to present their films; the streets of Sarlat have hosted some of the greatest French directors and actors of the past twenty years.

17 October 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events

Apple festival

During the fall season, the Apple Festival brings together producers and artisans in many French villages. In all its forms, you will find stands, fairs, events, product sales, all of this around the humble apple. On Sunday October 10, the apple festival took place in the village of Aigues-Vive.

16 October 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events

Halloween - 31 October

Halloween is initially a Celtic celebration of Irish origin: the Celtic New Year! About 3,000 years ago, the Celtic calendar did not end on December 31, but on October 31. It's time to decorate your house, your garden and get together with your family to enjoy a pumpkin pie and other sweets.

© Pic du Tarbésou

15 October 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Nature

Pic du Tarbésou, a family hike

A breathtaking hike! This hike located in Occitanie is one of the most beautiful in the Ariège. Easily accessible, the peak can be accessible to the more experienced, but also to families. There are different routes, including a loop, however the duration is longer.

© Eiffel

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

© Serre Moi Fort

10 October 2021  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

Serre Moi Fort - a film by Mathieu Amalric

Serre Moi Fort (Hold Me Tight) is the eighth feature film from director Mathieu Amalric. It was presented at the Cannes film festival. Adapted from the play "Je reviens de loin" by Claudine Galea. A woman one day simply walks out on her family. Or does she?

© M. Huynh

09 October 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Toulouse - The City of Space

Discovering space and the wonders of the universe has never been easier. Films, tours, exhibitions, discover a more than fascinating universe. The city of space is a center of scientific culture oriented towards space and the conquest of space, devoted as much to astronomy as to astronautics.

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08 October 2021  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

Pierre Soulages - artist

Pierre Soulages, French painter from Rodez is known the world over. His work is characterised by its black monochromes. But why the black, which the painter calls 'Outrenoir' ? Find out more about the the painter and his works.

©Bernardg

07 October 2021  |  Virginie Erre  |  Houses For Sale, Pure France, Tourism

Monflanquin - a medieval, Tuscan-style village

Monflanquin, 'little Tuscany' with medieval charm. Monflanquin is a hilltop bastide village built by Alphonse de Poitiers in 1256. The village welcomes artists in residence all year round and organizes exhibitions such as the book fair, a photography festival, baroque evenings, etc ... In terms of gastronomy, Monflanquin promotes local produce and benefits from the "Terroir Bio Engagé" label. Here's a fabulous PureFrance house for sale in Monflanquin.

06 October 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Holidays

Autumn Is Here !

Autumn marks the end of summer, temperatures drop and the days get shorter. In order to break the routine, why not take advantage of the little pleasures offered by the beautiful Autumn season. Here are some ideas to occupy your weekends and holidays.

© Air France

04 October 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Culture, Made in France

Made in France; Air France; a history of uniforms

The first commercial air hostess uniforms in the 1930s resembled nurses' uniforms. They were designed to reassure customers embarking on voyages on the then still relatively new mode of transport. Later, the uniforms borrowed motifs from the military and cruise liners. Over the years, the uniforms of Air France have been a constant symbol of French elegance.


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