©Zelda F. Scott

17 March 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

Why eggs for Easter?

According to legend, during ancient times, more than 5000 years ago, the Persians offered hen's eggs in early spring. The egg representing fertility and renewal. In the 15th century, eggs were decorated for Easter, and then some even contained surprises.

© Pixabay

15 March 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Events, Holidays

Easter holidays

Easter will be celebrated on April 17 this year. Easter is celebrated each year on the Sunday following the spring full moon. But Easter is above all chocolate egg hunts and family dinners. For a long weekend with the family or for a longer stay for the Easter holidays, we offer a large choice of properties throughout France.

©http://www.yvesklein.com/

14 March 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

A Relief Portrait of Arman, by Yves Klein

Yves Klein is a French painter born in Nice in 1928 and an important figure in post-war European art. In 1956, he patented the formula for his invention, International Klein Bleue, a deep blue hue colour. Klein started to create relief portraits in the 1960s.

© Didier Descouens

12 March 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Tourism

Three museums to visit in Montauban

Are you on holiday in the Tarn et Garonne? The Pure France team proposes several cultural outings in Montauban. Three museums are worth visiting: the toy museum, the Victor Brun Natural History Museum and the Ingres Bourdelle Museum

© Pixabay

11 March 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Nature

The spring is coming!

The beautiful sunny days are back, it's the return of Spring! The sunny days, the longer days, the flowers that appear and the song of the birds. This year, spring will begin on March 20, 2022. This season is characterized by rising temperatures, with longer days and increasing sunshine.

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10 March 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Tourism, Holidays, Events

The Lemon Festival in Menton

The Lemon Festival in Menton is a traditional festive event organized by the Tourist Office of the city of Menton. Every year at the end of winter, in Menton, you can attend the lemon festival. In addition, there is also the carnival of Menton which celebrates the production of lemon every year.

©pixabay

09 March 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

Candlemas - Why do we make pancakes?

Candlemas is a religious holiday which is celebrated on the fortieth day after Christmas, December 25th. Its etymological origin comes from the candles used that day instead of the usual torches. It also symbolizes the Rite of Spring.

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04 March 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Events, Tourism

Mardi gras, carnival... a tradition

Mardi Gras is popularly the day when children enjoy pancakes, earlets, waffles and donuts. It is also the day when the children dress up. A few years ago they knocked on doors to ask neighbors in the villages for eggs, sugar, flour to make cakes or pancakes that will be eaten in the afternoon.

©https://www.printempsdespoetes.com/Edition-2022

03 March 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture, Events

Printemps des Poètes 12-28 mars 22

The 24th Printemps des Poètes takes place from March 12 to 28 2022 on the theme of the ephemeral. You can't hold anything in your hand and convince yourself that you have it forever. It will inevitably leak, evaporate and sink. You open your hand and you find nothing, nothing. At fourteen, I understood that. Since then, I want to be like this thing in the hand, elusive, volatile and belonging to no one. Golshifteh Farahani, godmother of the 24th spring.

02 March 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Holidays, Nature , Tourism

The creek of Niolon

Let's discover together La Calanque de Niolon, a small port on the Côte Bleu, accessible by a hike that joins Martigues in Marseille. It is the second calanque after La Vesse, starting from Estaque (16th arrondissement of Marseille) towards Martigues.

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28 February 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Holidays, Tourism

Bormes-les-Mimosas, Provencal village

Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department, in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, which is very pleasant. Classified among the most beautiful sites in France, with its flowery alleys where it is very pleasant to walk, ramparts and ruins of castles. The village offers a panoramic view of the Mediterranean and the plain.

23 February 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Pure France, Holidays

A stay at the Manoir de Léou

Le Manoir de Léou is a renovated property located in the heart of the Pays de Cocagne, 50 minutes from Toulouse airport. A very pleasant top-of-the-range accommodation, surrounded by 4 hectares of meadows and woods. You can get together with your family for a holiday in a rural setting.

© Pure France

14 February 2022  |  Amélie Roca  |  Holidays, Pure France, Tourism

Holidays by the sea

Fancy a holiday by the sea? Not sure which destination to choose? From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, France offers us a wide choice of destinations for holidays by the sea. A stopover to recharge your batteries and take full advantage of your vacation. We have a large selection of rental properties for holidays by the sea.

©Ingelow, Jea

12 February 2022  |  Virginie Erre  |  Culture

Love poems for Saint Valentine's Day

For Valentine's Day, the Pure France team shares three celebrated love poems by French poets: the famous To a Passerby by Charles Baudelaire, To my beloved by Paul Verlaine and To the beloved woman by Renée Vivien. Happy reading !


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