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21 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Théoule-sur-Mer on the Cote d'Azur

Nestled along the stunning French Riviera, Théoule-sur-Mer is a hidden gem that invites travelers to savor the perfect blend of Mediterranean charm, with its azure waters and picturesque landscapes. This picturesque town, located just a short drive from Cannes, offers a quiet escape for those looking for a holiday on the French Riviera.

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20 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Nature , Culture

Discover Roussillon, the colourful village in Provence !

Roussillon, a pretty village nestled in the heart of Provence. It is an explosion of colours, an ode to history and Mediterranean nature. Facing the Luberon, at the foot of the plateaus of the Monts de Vaucluse, the village of Roussillon is surrounded by sumptuous landscapes. Ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, Roussillon is one of the places to visit in the Luberon Regional Natural Park.

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19 January 2024  |  Virginie Erre  |  Nature

Holidays in the mountains - Pic du Canigou

Mountain holidays in the south of France and the Pyrenees-Orientales; climbing the pIc du Canigou is an unforgettable adventure in the Eastern Pyrenees. The Eastern Pyrenees are home to one of the region's most iconic mountains, the majestic Pic du Canigou.

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16 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, Nature

Discovering the Fort de Sainte Elme in Collioure

Le Four-de-Saint-Elme is perched majestically on the heights of Collioure. Fort Saint-Elme is much more than an imposing silhouette on the horizon - it is a living witness to the region's tumultuous history, offering visitors an immersive dive into the past. Let's discover together the secrets and charms of this historic site.

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15 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Port Vendres, on the Mediterranean coast

Nestled along the Mediterranean coast, Port-Vendres attracts travelers with its authentic charm and breathtaking landscapes. This picturesque port town, accompanied by its neighbouring gems, offers a diverse range of activities, making it a perfect destination for those seeking a combination of history, natural beauty and culinary delights.

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10 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Architecture, Culture

Discover the Chateau de Blois

The Château de Blois is a true architectural masterpiece, on which different eras have left their mark. A visual ballet of styles ranging from medieval Gothic to the flamboyant Renaissance unfolds across the different wings of the castle. Each facade tells a story, reflecting the tastes of the kings and queens who have resided here over the centuries.

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05 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism

Château de Montsoreau - Museum of Contemporary Art

The Château de Monstoreau - Museum of Contemporary Art houses the world's largest collection of works from the Art and Language movement. It is located in the Loire Valley, classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO, in Maine-et-Loire in the town of Montsoreau between Angers and Tours.

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04 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Architecture

Domme - a medieval treasure in the Dordogne

Located twelve kilometres from Sarlat, Domme is one of the most beautiful bastides in the southwest and one of the jewels of Périgord. In the 19th century, the Dordogne ceased to be a route of passage and trade and therefore of conflict. Domme remains away from major road and rail routes: a less flourishing but also calmer place which favors the preservation of an exceptional heritage.

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03 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Sports and leisure

Olympic Games Paris 2024

From July 26th to August 11th, 2024, the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place throughout France. A global event long awaited by thousands of viewers. 2024 is the Games for all of France. The football tournament is played in six provincial stadiums: Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Nice and Marseille. All handball matches are played in the European Metropolis of Lille and sailing sails on the Mediterranean, in Marseille.

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01 January 2024  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events

Festival of Lights in Lyon

At the beginning of December, Lyon is adorned with beautiful illuminations for the Festival of Lights. Each year, a new edition is offered for the Festival of Lights, with around thirty works offered throughout the city of Lyon. Let's find out where the Festival of Lights comes from...

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27 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events

Cornouaille Festival, Brittany

Cornouaille today concerns nearly four generations of festival-goers. Marked by its anchoring to a region, a city and the culture of which it has become over the decades, an unmissable meeting place. The festival has become a symbol: its history and its evolution are linked to those of Brittany and the Breton people.

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26 December 2023  |  Amélie Roca  |  Culture, Events

The Avignon Festival, the most prestigious festival

The Avignon Festival is one of the most prestigious and influential festivals in the world. It is a major event which takes place every year in July in the city of Avignon, in Provence in the South of France. It was founded in 1947 by the director Jean Vilar and aims to promote the performing arts, particularly theatre.

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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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