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28 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Gastronomy

Oyster tasting in Leucate

Visit the oyster shacks in Leucate on the Languedoc coast. The coast of the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie is known for it's quality oysters, harvested in the local saltwater lagoons. A unique and authentic experience, visit the Leucate oyster shacks, open every day, all year round.

27 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Holidays, Events

Music Day in France 2021

Every year since 1981, the sound of music has been heard annually playing out loud throughout France, originally commissioned by Jack Lang, the French Minister of Culture. Since then over 120 countries worldwide take part in the 1 day event each year in June.

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27 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism

Saint-Marcel caves

Visit the gorges of the Ardèche this summer and decent into the Saint-Marcel caves situated near Bidon. Walk the 600m long circuit, in 14°c temperature, admiring the illuminated galleries, its eccentric formations, its fauna, flora, the caves huge cavens, basins and water pools.

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26 March 2021  |  Virginie Erre  |  Pure France

Holiday rental homes in Hérault

Rent a holiday home in the southern French department of Hérault. This department of Occitanie offers a coastline with beautiful sandy beaches, endless vineyards, a national park and the Hérault river. Choose your activities on land or on the water. Base yourself in a beautiful Pure France holiday rental villa.

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26 March 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Holidays, Pure France

The Côte Vermeille, the 5 essentials

You may be looking for a vacation that combines relaxation and scenic beauty or discovery and adventure. The Côte Vermeille is the jewel of the Eastern Pyrenees. The Côte Vermeille has a very varied heritage, a territory that combines land and sea. Let yourself be spoiled for choice for your future activity!

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

F1 Monaco Grand Prix 2021

Visit Monaco this summer between 20th May - 23rd May 2021 and experience the adrenaline, the sights and the sounds of the 79th Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco. The Monaco Grand Prix is an exceptional location of glamour and prestige with its circuit of 3.337 km and a total distance raced of 260.286 km over 78 laps.

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25 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism

Brantôme Abbey caves

Following in the footsteps of hermits who had converted the Fontaine du Roche to Christianity, monks occupied the Brantôme Abbey caves in the cliff, setting them up for use as store rooms or refuges when the abbey's buildings were destroyed. Visit the heating room, washhouse, dovecot, the mysterious Cave of the Last Judgement and its low reliefs, as well as the Miraculous Fountain of the Rock known by many for its miraculous properties.

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25 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism

Castle Hill Nice

Between the 11th century and 18th century, high up on a hill overlooking the bay of Nice in Provence, a medieval château and a cathedral once stood until 1706 when an attack with canon balls and an explosion in a munitions storage destroyed its structure.

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23 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Holidays, Nature , Sports and leisure, Tourism

Canoeing on the Dordogne River

Enjoy a sunny afternoon, drifting down the Dordogne River in a canoe this summer. Discover the tranquility and watch the historical beauty of the Dordogne countryside pass you by from the comfort of your canoe or kayak. Choose from various points of departure along the Dordogne River. Park your vehicle and then depart from the river shore, upon either a canoe, a kayak or a stand-up paddle. At the end of your day travelling down the river, get a bus back to your vehicle.

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23 March 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Pure France, Tourism

5 seasonal rentals in the Aude

Don't know yet where to go on vacation this summer? Want to escape, have freedom and discover? It all takes place in the Aude. In this article, you will find the essential places to visit in the Aude as well as a selection of our holiday properties to stay in.

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23 March 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events, Holidays

What to do for the Easter holidays?

On 4th April 2021 the traditional Christian celebration of Easter takes place, particularly popular with children and adults alike. We all know that chocolate eggs and rabbits are symbols of this holiday. It was originally a hare that distributed eggs in German-speaking countries. Enjoy some typical Easter activities passed down from generation to generation.

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22 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism, UNESCO

The Canal du Midi in Carcassonne

The UNESCO listed Canal du Midi runs through Carcassonne. Don't miss this historic site if you are on holiday in the area. Take a boat trip, a bike ride or walk along its historic banks. A popular attraction for holidaymakers in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie region of France and another UNESCO world heritage site, the historical Canal du Midi was built to link the Atlantic to the Mediterranean as a trade route in the 17th century.

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21 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism, Architecture

Carcassonne New Town

Here's what to see in the 'Ville Basse' of Carcassonne. The new town of Carcassonne offers, shops, bars, restaurants and markets and the lower town (Ville Basse) or 'new town' is where you head, to return to the modern world, although there are still buildings dating back to medieval times.

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21 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Nature , Sports and leisure

Carcassonne lake

Visit the hidden gem that is Le lac de la Cavayère, a great family day out and an alternative to the beach. Cool off on a hot summer's day with a visit to this recreational lake only a few minutes' drive from the city. A great day trip for families enjoying a self catering holiday near Carcassonne.

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20 March 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, UNESCO

The Cité de Carcassonne

Step back in time in the old city of Carcassonne. Visit La Cité, the world famous walled medieval city, a UNESCO world heritage site. 'La Cité' is truly a sight to behold, with fairy-tale turrets and winding streets to explore. As well as the many restaurants and shops on offer, you can walk around the perimeter of the walls, take a horse and cart ride (great for kids!), soak up the history and enjoy the far-reaching views.

20 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Events

Bastille Day Fireworks Carcassonne

Join in the 14th July celebrations in Carcassonne. Hundreds of visitors flock to Carcassonne on 14th July to enjoy the spectacular Bastille Day fireworks, the biggest firework display in France. Bastille Day is a national holiday in France which 232 years ago this year, commemorates the storming of the Bastille in Paris in 1789, which started the French Revolution.

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19 March 2021  |  Nick Purchase  |  Holidays

Le Cube Part 1

Le Cube is a stunning contemporary house in the medieval hill village of Lusignac – a few kilometres from both the market town of Riberac and Auberterre, one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. The house is on the edge of a chalk escarpment and from the garden the land falls away to the East which affords amazing views over hundreds of hectares of surrounding countryside.

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19 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Events, UNESCO , Culture

Carcassonne International Festival

Enjoy music, theatre and dance in the South of France at the 2021 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.

18 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism

The Australian park in Carcassonne

Visit Carcassonne in the South of France this summer and discover the Australian world of Kangaroos and wallabies in Le Parc Australian. Leave France for an afternoon and experience Aborigine culture, throw a boomerang or play a tune on a didgeridoo! Learn all about the many native birds and animals that live in Australia.

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18 March 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Holidays, Pure France, Events

Easter holiday rental homes

Easter Holidays are fast approaching ! Longer days and the return of the sun. Take advantage of the holidays and rent a private holiday home with your family and friends for Easter. Pure France has a huge selection of great rental homes in fantastic locations throughout France.

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17 March 2021  |  Sandie Apthorp  |  Holidays

Finding and buying Domaine de Nérige

A once neglected wine domaine, now renovated to offer luxurious self-catering accommodation with a private pool for 12 near Carcassonne in the South of France. The discovery of this wonderful old house brought us through an epic journey to where we are today with a holiday home like no other in the Languedoc.


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