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25 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Architecture, Culture

Iconic French monuments

France is full of emblematic monuments offering cultural and architectural diversity across the country. Let's discover some of the jewels located in different regions: The Pont du Gard in Occitanie, the Pont Valentré, the Millau Viaduct and Mont Saint-Michel...

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22 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Pure France

Seasons greetings from Pure France

During this time of sharing, the Pure France team takes the opportunity to share their Christmas wishes. Have a wonderful Christmas time. Spend special moments with the ones you love. Festive joy and celebrate the beginning of a new year. Best wishes for the New Year! Pure France.

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20 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Culture

The most beautiful French medieval villages

France is full of beautiful medieval villages which have preserved their architectural and cultural heritage over the centuries. These picturesque villages offer a real journey back in time with their cobbled streets, stone houses, Gothic churches and fortified castles. Discover a selection of villages in France to plan your next getaways whether you are passionate about history, culture, architecture or looking for calm and serenity.

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19 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Saint-Jean de Côle, in the hills of Périgord Vert

Located about twenty minutes from Brantôme, ideal for a family stroll or a getaway. It is a pretty medieval village classified among the most beautiful villages in France where calm is guaranteed. The history of Saint-Jean de Côle is linked to that of the Marthonie castle from the 12th and 15th centuries. This monument is classified but not open to visitors, you can still admire it from the terrace of a restaurant, Place Saint Jean, where it dominates.

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16 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Rocamadour, a suspended sanctuary

Discover Rocamadour, a medieval marvel clinging to the side of a cliff in the Dordogne valley. This village seduces travelers with its architecture, its chapels and its breathtaking panorama. Emblematic site of the Lot, vertical and majestic, with its castle which extends over several floors.

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13 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Holidays


Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges is a perched village surrounded by ramparts which merge with the rock. Stroll through its streets lined with noble houses. There you can visit Sainte-Marie Cathedral, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site on the paths to Santiago de Compostela. Its origin dates back to the Middle Ages, where it was enriched until the 16th century with decorative elements, such as the choir of wooden stalls.

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13 December 2023  |  Lee Jones  |  Events, UNESCO , Culture

Carcassonne International Festival 2024

Enjoy music, theatre and dance in the South of France at the 2024 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.

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11 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Discovering Brittany, a unique journey

Brittany, land of legends, steep sides, picturesque towns and rich culture, Brittany is a destination in its own right. For those who yearn for an authentic adventure, you can discover a journey through this fascinating region. Discover breathtaking landscapes, unique flavours, immerse yourself in the heart of a rich history.

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10 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Locronan, discovering a village in Breton

Locronan is a village in the heart of Brittany, which enchants visitors with its charm and historical heritage. Nestled in the bay of Douarnenez, it is an emblematic village which offers an unforgettable getaway between cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and a truly charming atmosphere.

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07 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Quimper, an authentic Breton city

Quimper is a picturesque town in Brittany, where history, culture and natural beauty meet to create a unique experience. Quimper offers visitors an authentic getaway in Brittany. Strolling through the cobbled streets of the town center, you will be struck by the charm of the half-timbered houses.

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06 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Culture, Architecture

The castles of Lastours, the medieval remains

The Châteaux de Lastours are located on a rocky ridge a few kilometers north of Carcassonne. They are made up of four royal fortresses which unite on the long arid ridge which dominates the village of Lastours and form an exceptional group of four medieval fortresses. These remains offer a fascinating journey for travelers in search of period secrets.

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05 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Sare, the must-sees of the village of Sare

Labeled “Most Beautiful Villages of France”, the village of Sare is one of the prettiest villages in the Basque Country. It is located at the foot of the peaks of Rhune, Axuria and Ibanteli. You will find in this village a history, a local atmosphere, traditions, and sport.

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02 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture

The artisan craftsmen of the Dordogne

The Dordogne is a jewel located in the southwest of France. It is a picturesque destination, but also a place where traditional craftsmanship thrives, perpetuating centuries of know-how. In this article, let's delve into the fascinating world of craftsmanship in the Dordogne, where each creation tells a story of tradition and skill.

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01 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

The historic sites of Provence, Cote d'Azur

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region is full of fascinating historical sites that you can easily explore during your stay in the area. The Palais des Papes in Avignon, the Arena of Arles, the Baux de Provence...let's discover thees historical monuments.

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