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05 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism, UNESCO , Architecture

Albi

Albi is a hidden gem in the Midi-Pyrénées, tucked away in the Midi-Pyrénées region. The city of Albi may not be first on your list of cities to visit in France but it has much to offer the visitor, not least the stunning UNESCO listed brick cathedral.

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04 April 2021  |  Nick Purchase  |  Holidays

Le Cube Part 2

Pure France's visitors to Le Cube often choose the property because of its unique design in such an extraordinary location. Once inside, though, their attention shifts to the owner’s collection of contemporary art. The downstairs bedrooms feature original paintings by James Hull – an artist who, though heavily influenced by the St Ives school in the UK also worked in France toward the end of his life.

03 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism

Guide to Angouleme

Our guide to Charente's capital. Perched on a rocky spur overlooking the river Charente and urban sprawl, here are the highlights of Angoulême. The Charente’s capital is Angoulême which is perched on a rocky spur overlooking its wide domain of the River Charente and urban sprawl.

02 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism

Rural Charente

Take a trip to the lovely Charente countryside. Inside information on what to see in rural Charente in South-West France. From the river to pretty villages and historical Roman sites. People who adore the Charente, love its honey coloured stone, its terracotta roof tiles, its warm micro-climate but also it's laid back sleepy vibe, reminiscent of the languid river that gives its name.

02 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Holidays, Nature , Tourism

Under the Bages boardwalks

Take an afternoon stroll across Narbonne's saltwater lagoons. A change from the beach, this offers a completely different landscape and is great for wildlife lovers and those wanting to get away from the crowds of the beaches. Just 7km outside the city of Narbonne in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, the village of Bages offers an interesting alternative to a visit to the local beach.

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02 April 2021  |  Raphaël Ervinckx  |  Holidays

Welcome to the Moulin de Souquet

The Moulin de Souquet is an original mill close to the small rivier called La Barguelonne, dates back to the 18th century and fully refurbished in 2016. This sunny house is 4km from the centre of Castelnau-Montratier, historical village famous for his small streets and the Sunday Market on the beautiful market place.

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01 April 2021  |  Virginie Erre  |  Bakeries, Patisseries, Gastronomy

Easter chocolates

Long live Easter and its chocolates. A quick tour of the best chocolate makers in France with original Easter chocolates. Edwin Yasané, Jean Pierre Rodrigues, Cédric Grolet and Patrick Roger. Discover these great chocolate chefs of France as well as their exceptional chocolates.

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01 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism

Brantôme

Brantôme, known as the Venice of the Périgord sits upon the lovely River Dronne and is a delight to visit, with its famous Benedictine Abbey dating back to the 11th century. Take a stroll along the beautiful balustraded river banks and then choose your evening meal at one of the many excellent restaurants.

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31 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Gastronomy, Restaurants

Béziers shellfish kiosk

Sample the regions best fresh shellfish in the heart of Béziers. You may pass this kiosk buy thinking it is just selling shellfish to take home, but wait! If you dine at the restaurant directly opposite you can have lunch direct from the kiosk. Serving local oysters, fresh crab, mussels and prawns, this is a shellfish lovers paradise.

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31 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism, Nature

Sigean Zoo

Get up-close to 3,800 animals, set over 300 hectares at Sigean Zoo (Réserve Africaine de Sigean) in Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitaine. Located in the south of France, between Narbonne and Perpignan, on the Mediterranean coast and along salt-lakes lining the Languedoc coast, the Zoo hosts was created by Paul de La Panouse and Daniel de Monfreid and opened to the public on the 8th April 1974.

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30 March 2021  |  Virginie Erre  |  Holidays

Fabulous rental Manor House in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is a region in Eastern France created by the 2014 territorial reform of French regions, from a merger of Burgundy and Franche-Comté. A region of France with villages of character and nature walks galore. It is also a region renowned for its wine estates. Here's a fabulous manor house in the region for holiday rental with Pure France. Ideal for family or group vacations.

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30 March 2021  |  Russell Secker  |  Holidays

Without Compromise!

With so many beautiful properties to choose from - grand maisons, châteaux, fermieres, mas, granges or converted pigeonnieres, and in so many beautiful locations. Hilltop villages, gladed hamlets, fortified towns or rural idylls - surely it would be easy to find that quintessential French dream, right? Wrong!

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29 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Events, Tourism, Transport

24 Hours of Le Mans 2021

Come and be part of the 89th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans which takes place between the 21st and 22nd August 2021, at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France. The 24 Hours of Le Mans race is one of the oldest in the world, with the first annual race beginning in 1923. Its famously titled as the 'Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency'.

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28 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism

The Canalettes caves

Discovered in 1951, the Canalettes caves near the medieval village of Corneilla-de-Conflent in the Pyrénées-Orientales, opened to the public in 1954. Visitors today can explore the Grandes Canalettes cave along with its galleries. Experience 2D and 3D video projection shows combined with sound and light that will take you back in time to the 'Big Bang'.

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28 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism, Sports and leisure

Gorges du Verdon

The Gorge du Verdon is a famous canyon with white-water rapids in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region of France. The Verdon River has carved it way through the limestone mass and in places to a depth to over 700 metres. Hire a canoe and drift down the Verdon River and discover its past.


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