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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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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  |  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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