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Walm up your French summer with a heated pool

7 villas in France with heated pools

Walm up your French summer with a heated pool

Treat yourself to a rental holiday villa with a private, heated swimming pool. Discover 7 villas all with private, heated swimming pools in France.


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Jump in quick so you don't miss out !

The early bird that catches...

Jump in quick so you don't miss out !

Some properties. They're fabulous. But you just can't book them because they’re always fully booked so far in advance.


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Choose a holiday property with a private pool

French summer holiday accommodation in 2019

Choose a holiday property with a private pool

Book your 2019 summer holiday now and get the greatest choice to choose from.
Choose from a wide range of holiday accommodations throughout France all with private pools in France.


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Absolutely excellent service throughout

We would not hesitate to use Pure France in the future. Absolutely excellent service throughout. Will be recommending to friends and family too. Thank you for all your help.

An architect-designed house on the banks of the River Dronne

Tales from the Riverbank II

An architect-designed house on the banks of the River Dronne

You may have already seen our newly added property 'Maison Bonnes Vacances', REF 16022 - an architect-designed house on the banks of the River Dronne for this season. What you may not realise is the huge variety of wildlife - especially birds - which live in and around the house.


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Learn about the wines, gastronomy, culture and history from the comfort of your holiday home

Tutored Wine and Tapas Tasting

Learn about the wines, gastronomy, culture and history from the comfort of your holiday home

Experience a Tutored Tapas Tasting with Emma Kershaw of La Maison du Rire, the wine and food school in the Corbières, and learn about the wines, gastronomy, culture and history of this fantastically diverse region in the comfort of your holiday home


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Local markets

Tales from the Riverbank III

Local markets

French village markets are world famous, but they come into their own in summer when fresh fruits and vegetables are in season and the stalls groan under the weight of ripe apricots, blackcurrants, courgettes and raspberries.


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10 villas with private pools in France

Top 10 holiday villas in France

10 villas with private pools in France

Book a French holiday villa with a private pool in France. Discover our choice of the top 10 holiday villas in Languedoc, Provence, Côte d'Azur and Loire in France.


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August 2018 special offers

Get a deal in August 2018

August 2018 special offers

Villas, homes and chateaux with special offers in August 2018.


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Help and service throughout the year(s)

Thanks in anticipation and, generally for your help and service throughout the year(s).

The house of laughter - A wine school with a difference

La Maison du Rire

The house of laughter - A wine school with a difference

At La Maison du Rire you can choose from a tasting with tapas luncheon, a day of cookery and wine, and various weekend breaks.

And if you would like a private tasting in your holiday home whilst you're staying here in Franc with us, then Emma can come to you.


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14th July 2018 - Fireworks throughout France

Bastille Day at Citadel of Carcassonne

14th July 2018 - Fireworks throughout France

Throughout France, Bastille Day is celebrated. Join in the celebrations and visit one of the most popular attractions in France.


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You always come up with clients

Yet again you always come up with clients, thankyou

Sun, sea and sand

Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside

Sun, sea and sand

Sun, sea and sand. And a holiday property near the beach.


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Dordogne holiday farmhouse with private, heated pool

Renovated Dordogne holiday farmhouse

Dordogne holiday farmhouse with private, heated pool

Beautifully restored traditional farmhouse in Dordogne set in 1.5 acres with private, heated pool. 10 minutes from Monpazier with market, shops & restaurants.


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Come visit Portiragne Plage and 'Le Surfing beach bar' this summer

Beach time on Portiragne Plage!

Come visit Portiragne Plage and 'Le Surfing beach bar' this summer

Come visit Portiragne Plage 'Le Surfing beach bar' this summer. Doors open from 8.30pm on 6 July 2018. Featuring; DJ GRILLE, FIESTA ROSÉ.


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Mediterranean garden oasis with private pool & walking distance to restaurants

A Mediterranean holiday in Trèbes, Southern France

Mediterranean garden oasis with private pool & walking distance to restaurants

A Mediterranean garden with a private pool and walking distance to restaurants on the Canal du Midi.


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A winning holiday

We had an awesome time. As always a villa booked through pure france is a winning holiday!!

The best French gîtes and villas to book in 2018

France special 2018 - From Brittany to Provence, self-catering has gone upmarket — here are 20 stylish hideaways to prove it.

Maison Lamonzie is a rare and precious thing, a honey-stoned house for just two people, it’s been beautifully restored and has a 36ft pool and garden. Inside, a pebbled floor in the salon-cum-kitchen offers foot massages while you cook. Outside, there’s that most luxurious of all commodities - space. The village setting in Lamonzie-Montastruc is handy: it’s only a two-minute walk to your morning baguette. Bergerac airport is a 15-minute drive away.


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Green, green grass of a holiday home

5 Languedoc lawned gardens

Green, green grass of a holiday home

A guide to the 'must haves' for your next Languedoc holiday property. A lawned garden?...


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Holiday properties in France

French holiday accommodation guide

Holiday properties in France

A guide to choosing the perfect holiday accommodation in France.
Pick your favourite holiday home, be it a villa, farmhouse, country house, châteaux, apartment, barn, beach house, cottage, gîtes, manor house, mill, watermill, pigeonnier, ski chalet or town house.


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Restored and renovated holiday rental watermills

2 French watermills

Restored and renovated holiday rental watermills

Discover 2 renovated holiday rental watermills in Corrèze and Urval.


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Stay in contact whilst on your French summer holiday

12 holiday properties with Wi-Fi in West France

Stay in contact whilst on your French summer holiday

A guide to the 'must haves' for you next West France holiday property.

Properties with Wi-Fi internet?


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Turn up the jacuzzi bubbles

3 Provence holiday properties with private jacuzzis

Turn up the jacuzzi bubbles

A guide to the 'must haves' for you next Provence holiday property.

Your very own private jacuzzi?


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Game, set and match

8 Dordogne holiday properties with private tennis courts

Game, set and match

A guide to the 'must haves' for your next Dordogne holiday property.

Your very own private tennis court?


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Enjoy a warm dip this summer

4 private, heated pools in France

Enjoy a warm dip this summer

With summer sunshine fast approaching, book a French holiday property with a private pool this summer now!


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A fairytale castle in the Loire Valley

Château d'Ussé

A fairytale castle in the Loire Valley

Discover Château d'Ussé, its gardens, stables and Sainte-Anne D’Ussé’s chapel. A wide range of events for visitors take place each year.


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Heated infinity pool in the beautiful Côte d'Azur

Pool with Mediterranean Sea view

Heated infinity pool in the beautiful Côte d'Azur

A super, ground floor of high quality villa with a 7m x 4m private heated infinity pool that gives onto stunning Mediterranean Sea views.


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Enjoy the warmth of a private heated swimming pool this summer

5 heated pools in Provence

Enjoy the warmth of a private heated swimming pool this summer

Make a splash and enjoy the warmth of a heated swimming pool this summer.


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Enjoy the view whilst on holiday in France

3 French holiday properties with Mediterranean Sea views

Enjoy the view whilst on holiday in France

Enjoy the view whilst holidaying in France.
Book a holiday property with Mediterranean Sea views.


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A glorious riverside house on the banks of the Dronne which sleeps eight

Tales from the Riverbank I

A glorious riverside house on the banks of the Dronne which sleeps eight

Completely new for this season is ‘Bonnes Vacances', a glorious riverside house on the banks of the Dronne which sleeps eight.


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An amazing job!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say to you and your team what an amazing job you have done in presenting the property so well.

Infinity pool with views  above the Bay of Cannes

Private pool with a sea view in Théoule-sur-Mer

Infinity pool with views above the Bay of Cannes

Private infinity pool (13m x 5m) with a sea view in Théoule-sur-Mer.

From the villa, across the terrace and pool are uninterrupted views of the fabulous Bay of Cannes.


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Discover a superb villa with private pool and tennis court

A French holiday villa in Cap d'Antibes

Discover a superb villa with private pool and tennis court

Looking for a family holiday in Cap d'Antibes check out Villa Étoile du Cap in Provence, Côte d'Azur.


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More than 13 water park attractions for the whole family to enjoy

Océanile

More than 13 water park attractions for the whole family to enjoy

Set in 4 hectares, Oceanile at Route de Noirmoutier offers the whole family more than 13 water park attractions.


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Here’s a fantastic offer. The tiny countryside hamlet of Tessé is a haven of peace; an occasional tractor, the weekly bread van passing through…

A scary offer!

Here’s a fantastic offer. The tiny countryside hamlet of Tessé is a haven of peace; an occasional tractor, the weekly bread van passing through…

Here’s a fantastic offer. The tiny countryside hamlet of Tessé is a haven of peace; an occasional tractor, the weekly bread van passing through.


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Rosé wine was designed for summer. In particular, summer in the South of France. And a villa with Mediterranean views, perhaps ?

On the coast. In the pink

Rosé wine was designed for summer. In particular, summer in the South of France. And a villa with Mediterranean views, perhaps ?

Rosé wine was designed for summer. In particular, summer in the South of France. And a villa with Mediterranean views, perhaps ?


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Bianchi bikes available for rental

Le Bike Butler

Bianchi bikes available for rental

‘Le Bike Butler’ is a fantastic new company renting premium road bikes. With free delivery to your door !


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Set sail upon the high-seas, departing from Port-Leucate

Limnoreia Sailing Tours

Set sail upon the high-seas, departing from Port-Leucate

Come aboard the Limnoreia as its captain, Eric Vois takes you on a journey on the high-seas, departing from Port-Leucate.

Bienvenue à bord de Limnoreia.


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Some of the most beautiful castles in Europe

Vogue Japan has chosen Château Garonne as one of the travel destinations not to miss this year in its lifestyle and travel section


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As chosen and featured in The Sunday Times

11 Pure France properties featured in The Sunday Times

As chosen and featured in The Sunday Times

Pure France properities as chosen and featured in The Sunday Times.


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10% offered in June 2018 + heated infinity pool on the Dordogne river

Heated Infinity Pool On The Dordogne River

10% offered in June 2018 + heated infinity pool on the Dordogne river

10% offered in June 2018 + heated infinity pool on the Dordogne river.

Holiday in the ever popular Dordogne region of France and enjoy the luxury of your very own private heated infinity swimming pool (13m x 6m).


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Pour a glass of wine and enjoy your meal

French Summer Dining

Pour a glass of wine and enjoy your meal

Enjoy your summer holiday in style. Enjoy good French food and wine.


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Holiday getaways for just 2

5 French Properties Sleeping 2 People

Holiday getaways for just 2

French properties sleeping 2 people.

Discover our choice of holiday properties in France that accommodate just 2 people.


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France : le village, les réfugiés et le photographe

Leur arrivée a constitué un choc pour le maire et la population, avertis au dernier moment. Au bout de six mois, constatant que les choses se passaient plutôt bien, Jean-François Delort, propriétaire du Château Garonne et le photographe Patrick Willocq ont décidé de montrer cette réalité. Résultat : l’exposition « Mon histoire, c'est l'histoire d'un espoir ». Français et demandeurs d'asile ont posé dans des tableaux photographiques dans lesquels chacun témoigne de son propre parcours et découvre celui de l’autre. Ainsi, grâce à ce projet, des gens que rien ne lie au départ peuvent apprendre à vivre ensemble même quand ils ne l’ont pas choisi.

De Yannick Cador, Jean Will, Benoît Monange - ARTE GEIE – France 2017.


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Discover the beauty of a French garden

5 French gardens

Discover the beauty of a French garden

Discover the beauty of a French garden.

Green lawns, trees, plants and shrubs.


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Stay connected whilst away on holiday

Wi-Fi in 5 South West France châteaux

Stay connected whilst away on holiday

Enjoy the benefits of Wi-Fi in South West France.

Connect to friends and family back home and share your holiday experiences of staying in a French château.


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Woodland wonder

This couple brought the magic of an enchanted forest to a beautiful French château.


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Carcassonne Cite's 20 year anniversary of being UNESCO listed

'Concentrique excentrique'

Carcassonne Cite's 20 year anniversary of being UNESCO listed

To celebrate Carcassonne Cite's 20 year anniversary of being UNESCO listed, the artist, Felice Varini has completed a work of art on the Western ramparts.


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500 years of history at Château Garonne

Recently Château Garonne celebrated its 500 years of history. It’s the opportunity for 'La Gazette’ to trace the life of this site, which has experienced several generations of owners… and several years of restoration that turned it into a little gem today.


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Enjoy the warmth this summer in your own private heated swimming pool

Heated pools in the Dordogne

Enjoy the warmth this summer in your own private heated swimming pool

Holiday rental properties in the Dordogne with private heated pools. Enjoy the Dordogne countryside view from your heated swimming pool.


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Former royal château and fine art museum

Sound and light show at château Royal de Blois in 2018

Former royal château and fine art museum

New sound and light show at the château Royal de Blois.
History and the château like no one has ever really seen them!


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Remember your daily commute to work ?

The view from here...

Remember your daily commute to work ?

Remember your daily commute to work ? Roadworks, busy meetings, a snatched sandwich for lunch ?


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Participate in Leucate's biggest water sports event of the calendar year

Le Mondial du Vent in Leucate 2018

Participate in Leucate's biggest water sports event of the calendar year

Between the 17 - 22 April 2018, Leucate plays host to the annual Mondial du Vent windsurfing competition, kite surfing competition and stand up paddle competition.

Participate in one of the biggest water sports events of the calendar year.


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A unique and simply outstanding property with private swimming pool in the sunny Languedoc

A Languedoc holiday rental country home that has it all!

A unique and simply outstanding property with private swimming pool in the sunny Languedoc

Domaine de Nérige - A true French holiday country house with superior furnishings and attention to detail everywhere.


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A grand holiday property with a heated swimming pool

Dordogne vacation châteaux with private pools

A grand holiday property with a heated swimming pool

Discover the Dordogne region of France on your next holiday whilst staying in a holiday château with its own private heated swimming pool.


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Heat your Languedoc summer holiday to the max\

Villas with heated pools in the Languedoc

Heat your Languedoc summer holiday to the max\

Enjoy the warm Languedoc sunshine whilst relaxing in your own private heated swimming pool this summer.


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Sun, sea and a private swimming pool

Oh I do l like to be beside the seaside

Sun, sea and a private swimming pool

Here is a selection of some of our high quality villas in France with a private pool that are near to the fabulous Mediterranean and its beaches.


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Rustique charm

Refurbishment and plush atmosphere.

The Little House on the prairie… Mounicat has been owned by seven generations of the same family. The priory was built in the middle of a 3-hectare meadow located in the heart of an orchard and hilly region.

Mounicat, a former 12th Century priory, is surrounded by meadows and woodland.


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Mas de la Rivière - a lovely country retreat for a large family French holiday

A large family holiday home in France

Mas de la Rivière - a lovely country retreat for a large family French holiday

Mas de la Rivière is a lovely country retreat for the perfect large family holiday experience in South West France.


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Enjoy your meal - Bon Appétit!

Wood you dine here?

Enjoy your meal - Bon Appétit!

You can be sure of an enjoyable meal whilst staying in a Pure France holiday home. Bon Appétit!


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Pick your favourite private swimming pool

Make a splash in France this summer

Pick your favourite private swimming pool

With Pure France offering the best choice of private holiday swimming pools, start dreaming of having your family holiday somewhere in France.


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Win a week for 4 people in the Loire Valley with Pure France

The winner and up to 13 guests will enjoy a week, self-catering, at the Manoir Coteaux - a beautifully restored country house with an adjoining cottage near Doué-la-Fontaine, in the Loire Valley.

For details, or to book, call 020 3514 2359 or visit www.purefrance.com

Only one entry per person, www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/wherwasi by Wednesday 21st March 2018.


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Manoir Coteaux with private swimming pool in Loire Valley

Win a week in a Loire Valley holiday rental property

Manoir Coteaux with private swimming pool in Loire Valley

Enter the competition before 21st March 2018 for a chance to win a week for up to 13 people at Manoir Coteaux.


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Holiday rental properties in France near the beach with sea-views

Beachfront villas in France

Holiday rental properties in France near the beach with sea-views

A selection of holiday villas in France with sea-views.


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This magnificent, traditional château welcomes you for a fantastic family holiday

Château with a secret!

This magnificent, traditional château welcomes you for a fantastic family holiday

This magnificent, traditional château welcomes you for a fantastic family holiday.


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Europe’s 50 best villas

Want to swan around in one of the hottest holiday homes this summer? Book now.

34520 - La Villa Merdanson
Languedoc, sleeps 6
For a middle-of-nowhere feel that’s actually a mere 15-minute walk from the Languedoc village of Servian, say bonjour to La Merdanson. Surrounded by vineyards, the bright, contemporary three-bedroom villa has a poolside summer kitchen with a pizza oven and bar, as well as a trampoline and a boules court. An eight-mile drive through wine country takes you to Béziers, home to a Friday flower market and a 13th-century cathedral. Fly to Béziers Cap d’Agde.
£734/£1,992; purefrance.com


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Excellent location on the edge of the picturesque, hilltop town of Flayosc

Country home…with olive grove!

Excellent location on the edge of the picturesque, hilltop town of Flayosc

Provence is of course well known for its olive oil. Here’s a lovely country Provençal home which produces its own olive oil.


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A traditional Languedoc wine-maker's holiday home with pool

Wine-maker's home in the Languedoc

A traditional Languedoc wine-maker's holiday home with pool

Maison Capitelle is a fully renovated holiday accommodation set in the pretty village of Faugères in the Languedoc-Roussillon. Surrounding views are vineyards as far as the eye can see.


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Get a discount on all April weeks in 2018

Spring break in France…with a heated pool!

Get a discount on all April weeks in 2018

April in the South of France is glorious. Spring has sprung, the days are warm and the tourists have not yet arrived!


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Where to find the perfect French villa this year

Type "French holiday rentals" into Google and you get 3.1 million results (in 0.458 seconds). Either you and the family are going to spend the next two or three generations researching your summer holidays - or you're going to have to thin these down a little.

Pure France (020 3514 2359; purefrance.com) Over 500 rentals, many but not all expensive, across much of France.

Vogue says I do...

Château Garonne has been organising unique destination weddings since 2015. The château is currently celebrating 500 years of history. It is set on the right bank of the Garonne river and surrounded by beautiful woods. Privacy, luxury and the direct involvement of the owner make it 'The exclusive Wedding Venue in South-West France'. Direct fights to Toulouse also make it any easy destination.


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The Louvre is inextricably linked to eight centuries of French history

The Louvre

The Louvre is inextricably linked to eight centuries of French history

As an ancient royal residence, the Louvre is inextricably linked to eight centuries of French history. Designed in 1793 as a universal museum, its collection, among the best in the world, spans many millennia and miles, from the Americas to Asia.


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The only Romano-Byzantine architecture of its kind in the world

Cathédrale Saint-Front

The only Romano-Byzantine architecture of its kind in the world

Since 1669 the Roman Catholic church Cathédrale Saint-Front has stood in the heart of the city of Périgueux.

Today its the only Romano-Byzantine architecture of its kind in the world.


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An impressive, traditional 16th century château on the River Garonne

Château Garonne

An impressive, traditional 16th century château on the River Garonne

Château Garonne was built in 1520 and is situated in the Southern West of France near Toulouse on the River Garonne. Today the luxury renovated château offering its guests accommodation for up to 14 people.


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Château Garonne featured in Brides’s March 2018.

Exclusive destination weddings.


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Discover Aigues-Mortes in the South of France set within 13th century medieval walls

Aigues-Mortes

Discover Aigues-Mortes in the South of France set within 13th century medieval walls

13th century Medieval walls surround the city of Aigues-Mortes with towers on each corner and is surrounded by flat Camargue marshlands


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Super efficient

Always super efficient, which is much appreciated, and unusual these days!

Villa holidays are not just about villas...

Villa Holiday France

Villa holidays are not just about villas...

There was a time when a villa holiday in France meant exactly that; self-catering accommodation in a modern villa.

Now, the term ‘Villa Holiday’ encompasses a vast and diverse range of styles of fabulous holiday properties throughout all regions of France...


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A lively modern seaside resort in the Languedoc-Roussillon

Le Grau Du Roi

A lively modern seaside resort in the Languedoc-Roussillon

Le Grau Du Roi is lively in the summertime with its streets busy with tourists enjoying the Mediterranean atmosphere. There are bars and restaurants aplenty with plenty of ice-cream on tap!


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The favourite residence of the Kings of France

Château Royal de Blois

The favourite residence of the Kings of France

Discover more than 1000 years of history, famous French architecture, 35 000 works of art and see where 7 kings and 10 queens used to live.


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More highlights from the Charente-Maritime region

Villages of the Charente-Maritime

More highlights from the Charente-Maritime region

With 4 of the most beautiful villages in France, this region is definitely worth a visit. See two of our favourite villages among other highlights...


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Benedictine Abbey in a picturesque riverside setting

Brantôme Abbey

Benedictine Abbey in a picturesque riverside setting

Take a trip to Brantôme and visit the Benedcitine Abbey complete with troglodyte caves.


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An easy, marked walking trail in Bize-Minervois, Aude

Aude walking trail

An easy, marked walking trail in Bize-Minervois, Aude

There are many great walks in the Aude department, this route starts in the lovely village of Bize-Minervois and takes around 2 hours.


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Unique 11th century medieval fortress with 1km of underground tunnels

Château de Brézé

Unique 11th century medieval fortress with 1km of underground tunnels

Visit Château de Brézé in the Loire Valley and take a guided tour in the underground passageways, just 10 minutes from Saumur.


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Lovely unspoilt beach resort in the Languedoc

La Franqui beach

Lovely unspoilt beach resort in the Languedoc

La Franqui is a hidden gem of a beach half an hour from Narbonne. Visit for a relaxed vibe and lovely, large sandy beach.


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Beautiful vineyards, picturesque villages and 5 holiday rental villas in the Languedoc-Roussillon

Holiday villas in the Languedoc-Roussillon

Beautiful vineyards, picturesque villages and 5 holiday rental villas in the Languedoc-Roussillon

The Languedoc-Roussillon offers beautiful vineyards, picturesque villages and an extensive Mediterranean coastline.

Choose your favourite Languedoc holiday rental villas in Collioure, Fitou, Portiragnes, Coursan and Puisserguier.


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Discover historical buildings, vintage wines and 3 vacation châteaux in Burgundy

Vacation rental châteaux in Burgundy

Discover historical buildings, vintage wines and 3 vacation châteaux in Burgundy

Foodies and wine-lovers head to Burgundy for its gourmet specialities and unspoilt countryside and beautiful, traditional villages.

Choose your favourite vacation rental property in Chalon-sur-Saône, Beaune and Romenay,


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Lavender fields, hilltop towns and villages and 5 holiday properties in Provence

Holiday homes in Provence

Lavender fields, hilltop towns and villages and 5 holiday properties in Provence

Provence offers visitors historical sites, lavender fields and hilltop towns and villages.

Choose your favourite Provence holiday properties in Callian, Montauroux, Féjus, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Aups.


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Brilliant, professional, friendly and supportive

Just a quick line to wish all at Pure France a Happy New Year.

I’d also like to take the opportunity to let you know how much we appreciate Pure France. Your team are just brilliant – professional, friendly and supportive. We couldn’t ask for more. I think it’s only right to let you know how good the Pure France service and the team providing it are.

1 bedroom properties in the Dordogne

Dordogne holiday properties for just 2 people

1 bedroom properties in the Dordogne

For a couple looking for accommodation in the Dordogne, check out our selection.


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Visit the oyster shacks in Leucate on the Languedoc coast

Oyster tasting in Leucate

Visit the oyster shacks in Leucate on the Languedoc coast

The coast of the Languedoc-Roussillon is known for it's quality oysters, harvested in the local saltwater lagoons.


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The best French gîtes and villas 2018

From Brittany to Provence, The Sunday Times have confirmed that self-catering has gone upmarket and highlighted 20 stylish hideaways to prove it, including 2 Pure France properties...

They have referred to Maison Lamonzie in the Dordogne as a rare and precious thing, beautifully restored with a 36ft pool and garden for just two people.

And La Haute Bastié in Provence as a simple early-19th-century house with an airy double-height sitting room, views across the Var and 12 acres of south-facing tranquillity.


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New in 2018 ! Saturday flights to Corsica from Stanstead

French airline Air Corsica is launching Saturday flights from Stansted to Figari in May. Flights run until 20 October 2018.


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Visit this large and uncrowded Languedoc beach

Gruissan beach

Visit this large and uncrowded Languedoc beach

Gruissan beach, or Gruissan plage is a safe and family friendly beach. Visit the chalets featured in the film Betty Blue.


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The best french rental properties

Glad business is going well - you have the best french rental properties!

A new map of the famous 'Trois Vallées' ski area has been released

The Three Valleys Pistes

A new map of the famous 'Trois Vallées' ski area has been released

The Three Valleys or 'Trois Vallées' ski area is one of the largest in the world and a updated map has now been released, so you can plan your Alps skiiing holiday itinerary.


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A lovely restaurant by the Canal du Midi with a shady courtyard

La Grillade de Château in Ventenac-en-Minervois

A lovely restaurant by the Canal du Midi with a shady courtyard

La Grillade de Château offers excellent pizzas and an extensive and reasonably priced menu, just steps from the Canal du Midi in Ventenac-en-Minervois.


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See wild pink flamingos in Peyriac-de-Mer in the South of France

Pink flamingos in France

See wild pink flamingos in Peyriac-de-Mer in the South of France

A real treat for bird spotters, see pink flamingos in the wild on the Languedoc coast.


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The Atlantic island of Île de Ré is a popular destination for many Francophiles.

Visit the stunning Île de Ré

The Atlantic island of Île de Ré is a popular destination for many Francophiles.

The island has lovely sandy beaches and two of the most beautiful villages in the whole of France.


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A classified Monument Historique that looks out over the Ansa de la Baleta bay of Collioure

Église Notre Dame des Anges in Collioure

A classified Monument Historique that looks out over the Ansa de la Baleta bay of Collioure

In Collioure's Ansa de la Baleta bay the Église Notre Dame des Anges is clearly seen. With its incorporated medieval lighthouse, the church interior features wooden altarpieces in Catalan Baroque style.

Its dominate position in the harbour drew many famous artists including Matisse, Georges Braque, and André Derain who put the views they saw onto canvas.


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Sample the regions best fresh shellfish in the heart of Béziers

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.


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Oléron is France’s second largest island and revels in its laid back attitude

Visit family-friendly Île d'Oléron

Oléron is France’s second largest island and revels in its laid back attitude

Here's why you should add the island of Île d'Oléron to you list of places to visit in France...


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Visit this natural cave with stunning rock formations and an underground stream

Gouffre de Padirac

Visit this natural cave with stunning rock formations and an underground stream

The added fun of an underground boat trip makes this our favourite cave in the Dordogne, bring the family and don't forget your jumper!


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The Charente-Maritime has much to offer the holiday-maker, here are our highlights.

Highlights of the Charente-Maritime

The Charente-Maritime has much to offer the holiday-maker, here are our highlights.

The department has four of France’s official 'Most Beautiful Villages' and fascinating historical sites.


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Sleepy rivers or lively beaches, the Charente and Charente-Maritime has much to offer.

Charming Charente

Sleepy rivers or lively beaches, the Charente and Charente-Maritime has much to offer.

This area is most famous for giving the world Cognac but people are drawn here for its sunshine, its beaches, its seafood and for the Charente’s unspoiled, sleepy charm.


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South of France music festival in a beautiful setting

Festival Les Déferlantes - Argelès-sur-Mer

South of France music festival in a beautiful setting

See international bands and solo artists at Les Déferlantes music festival in the picturesque grounds of Château de Valmy, Languedoc-Roussillon


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15 years of spectacular outdoor Christmas decorations on display in Peyriac-Minervois, France

Peyriac-Minervois 2017 Christmas decorations

15 years of spectacular outdoor Christmas decorations on display in Peyriac-Minervois, France

Christmas light fantastic in Peyriac-Minervois and a great lead-up to 2018. Joyeuses Fêtes.


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Book a holiday property with a private swimming pool in France in 2018

Make a splash in 2018 in France

Book a holiday property with a private swimming pool in France in 2018

Book a private swimming pool in France today and relax in the summer sunshine in 2018.

Choose from a wide range of holiday properties in Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence Côte d'Azur, Dordogne and Corsica.


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A jewel in the Charente region, here's why you should visit Cognac.

Visit Cognac country

A jewel in the Charente region, here's why you should visit Cognac.

Although Angouleme is the capital of the Charente department, it is Cognac that is more famous worldwide.


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Restaurants located right on the sand have been springing up along the Languedoc coast

The rise of the beach restaurant

Restaurants located right on the sand have been springing up along the Languedoc coast

Dine with your toes in the sand and fabulous sea view at one of the Languedoc's beach restaurants


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Officially one of the most beautiful villages in France

Medieval Minerve

Officially one of the most beautiful villages in France

The unspoilt medieval village of Minerve is definitely one to add to your list of days out if you are on holiday in the Hérault region.


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Private pools and contemporary living in Mediterranean Languedoc

Two contemporary holiday homes in the Languedoc

Private pools and contemporary living in Mediterranean Languedoc

Two contemporary holiday homes. Private pools, contemporary living and Languedoc Mediterranean views.

A perfect French holiday.


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Visit this lovely Loire château in the 'King's Valley'

Château de Saumur

Visit this lovely Loire château in the 'King's Valley'

11th century Château de Saumur offers guided tours and art installations for visitors.


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Visit this stunning château in the Loire Valley and discover its fascinating history

Château de Chambord

Visit this stunning château in the Loire Valley and discover its fascinating history

Built in the 16th century, this Loire château is one of the most popular tourist sites in the Loire.


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Add the 'Garden of France' to your list of places to holiday in France

Why visit the Loire?

Add the 'Garden of France' to your list of places to holiday in France

The Loire Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site and a wonderful location for your next family holiday in France.


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Take an afternoon stroll across Narbonne's saltwater lagoons

Under the Bages boardwalks

Take an afternoon stroll across Narbonne's saltwater lagoons

A change from the beach, this offers a completely different landscape and is great for wildlife lovers and those wanting to get away from the crowds of the beaches.


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Our guide to Charente's capital

Guide to Angouleme

Our guide to Charente's capital

Perched on a rocky spur overlooking the river Charente and urban sprawl, here are the highlights of Angoulême.


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Take a plunge and choose a French holiday property with a private infinity edged swimming pool

To infinity and beyond

Take a plunge and choose a French holiday property with a private infinity edged swimming pool

Where the waters edge just seems to disappear, discover our pick of private infinity swimming pools in France.


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Take a trip to the lovely Charente countryside

Rural Charente

Take a trip to the lovely Charente countryside

Inside information on what to see in rural Charente in South West France. From the river to pretty villages and historical Roman sites.


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The UNESCO listed Roman aqueduct is sure to impress

The Pont du Gard

The UNESCO listed Roman aqueduct is sure to impress

Built in the 1st century AD and towering nearly 50m above the riverbed, this should be a firmly on your daytrip list when visiting the Languedoc-Roussillon.


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Step back in time at the Arènes de Nîmes

Nîmes amphitheatre

Step back in time at the Arènes de Nîmes

You will be transported back to Roman times in Nîmes when you step into its preserved amphitheatre, built around AD 70.


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Albi a hidden gem in the Midi-Pyrénées

Albi Destination Guide

Albi a hidden gem in the Midi-Pyrénées

Tucked away in the Midi-Pyrénées region, the city of Albi may not be first on your list of cities to visit in France but it has much to offer the visitor, not least the stunning UNESCO listed brick cathedral.


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Collioure Lighthouse in the bay of Ansa de la Baleta

Collioure lighthouse

Collioure Lighthouse in the bay of Ansa de la Baleta

Collioure lighthouse is the perfect place from which to view the Mediterranean and the bay of Ansa de la Baleta in Collioure.


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Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Languedoc's most famous Cathar castle

Château de Peyrepertuse

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Languedoc's most famous Cathar castle

In complete ruins, it is the precipitous location of this castle that makes it a spectatular sight to visit. Whatever you do, don't forget your camera!


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An absolute gem of a city on the Rhône river in Provence

Visit ancient Avignon

An absolute gem of a city on the Rhône river in Provence

A charming city with a small-town feel and well worth visiting not only for its famous bridge, the Pont d'Avignon


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Stay in this wonderful 16th century timber-frame holiday home in the Lot-et-Garronne

Transformed timber-frame house

Stay in this wonderful 16th century timber-frame holiday home in the Lot-et-Garronne

This beautiful, traditional timber-frame and stone built country home has been renovated to offer high quality holiday rental accomodation for 8.


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Visit the unfinished cathedral Saint-Just and Saint-Pasteur in Narbonne

Narbonne Cathedral

Visit the unfinished cathedral Saint-Just and Saint-Pasteur in Narbonne

The cathedral of Saint-Just and Saint-Pasteur in Narbonne is open to the public every day.


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A park between Narbonne and Perpignan that hosts over 3,800 animals on over 300 hectares

Réserve Africaine de Sigean

A park between Narbonne and Perpignan that hosts over 3,800 animals on over 300 hectares

Located in the south of France, between Narbonne and Perpignan, on the mediterranean coast and along salt-lakes lining the Languedoc coast, the Réserve Africaine de Sigean hosts over 3,800 animals on over 300 hectares.


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Visit the oldest resort on the French Atlantic coast

Atlantic Arcachon beach

Visit the oldest resort on the French Atlantic coast

Catch a boat, go for a swim of take a stroll down the 800m long beach at Arcachon, the oyster capital of the Atlantic coast.


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These are our biggest discounts for last minute villa holidays in France this October

October Special offers

These are our biggest discounts for last minute villa holidays in France this October

Book a discounted villa holiday in France October. Rental rates are already lower out of peak season and these properties are offering some great discounts.


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A walm and relaxing place in Burgundy to be

Burgundy bedroom beauties

A walm and relaxing place in Burgundy to be

When on holiday in Burgundy, relax in comfort in our pick of some of the most beautiful French bedrooms.


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France often has lovely sunny days right until the end of October, a great time to visit.

Enjoy an Indian summer in France

France often has lovely sunny days right until the end of October, a great time to visit.

Here are a selection of properties which are available in October and also keep their pools open to enjoy on those hot autumn days.


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€500 discount if you book a stay between 30th September - 14th October 2017

Last minute manor house offer

€500 discount if you book a stay between 30th September - 14th October 2017

Take advantage of this fabulous offer and stay in your own manor house, a short walk from the local village.


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Holiday Villa Colline offers visitors a touch of colour with the sights of Collioure to complete the picture.

See it in colour in Collioure

Holiday Villa Colline offers visitors a touch of colour with the sights of Collioure to complete the picture.

Villa Colline a holiday villa in Collioure full of colours near a picturesque seaside town in the South of France.


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Take your pick from our French holiday properties on French wine domaines

Have a grape French holiday

Take your pick from our French holiday properties on French wine domaines

If you fancy a family holiday in France, check out our selection of French properties on wine domaines in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence and South West France


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Pull up a chair and enjoy your meal in the South of France

French summer dining in the Languedoc-Roussillon

Pull up a chair and enjoy your meal in the South of France

Choose from 5 Languedoc holiday properties all offering outdoor dining spaces in the French summer sunshine.


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Self-catering and fully-catered ski chalets in the French Alps

Ski chalet holidays in the French Alps

Self-catering and fully-catered ski chalets in the French Alps

French Alps ski holiday chalets in Samoëns, Megève, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville and Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.


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Come and experience the green, green grass of a French home.

Green, green grass of home

Come and experience the green, green grass of a French home.

Holiday properties in the Loire with lawned gardens. Come and experience the green, green grass of a French home.


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From grape to cave, to bottle. The fermenting process begins...

The great French grape pick

From grape to cave, to bottle. The fermenting process begins...

As the month of September begins through day and night, the sound of secateurs and automated grape picking machines are heard across French vineyards.

From grape to cave, to bottle. The red and white grape fermenting process begins...


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A 15th century fort with guided tours

Forteresse de Salses

A 15th century fort with guided tours

A red-brick fortress of masterpiece of military architecture, constructed to guard the French / Spanish border, open for guided or unaccompanied tours.

Discover the Forteresse de Salses its rich history, living quarters, battlements and keep.


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A sandy beach and a Mediterranean view in Collioure in the South of France

Beach of Port d'Avall

A sandy beach and a Mediterranean view in Collioure in the South of France

Spend a day in Collioure and relax on the Beach of Port d'Avall. Enjoy views of Château Royal and Egiles Notre Dames des Anges and grab a snack in the French restaurant Le Neptune set beside the bay.


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Booking and payment easy.

Holiday was great, booking and payment easy, local management very helpful, it couldn’t have gone any better.

Holiday properties near golf courses in France

Great golf villas

Holiday properties near golf courses in France

A selection of quality holiday villas either on, or close to a golf course in the South of France.


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Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Pure France

We had a fantastic holiday, thoroughly enjoyed the villa and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Pure France.

Visit the tallest road bridge in the world

The Millau Viaduct

Visit the tallest road bridge in the world

With the bridge's road towering 890 feet over the Tarn river, this is a true feat of engineering and an impressive sight.


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Excellent villa stay.

Hello to the team at Pure France,
Just a quick note to say many thanks for arranging our excellent Villa stay. Hoping to book again with you next year !

No shortage of lovely properties.

Thanks for making the booking so smooth and hopefully speak again in the future - there's certainly no shortage of lovely properties to visit!

Château Royal de Collioure is a castle dating back to 1207 and is a sight in Collioure to be seen

Château Royal de Collioure

Château Royal de Collioure is a castle dating back to 1207 and is a sight in Collioure to be seen

Château Royal de Collioure's high walls and imposing position overlooking the bay of Ansa de la Baleta in Collioure attracts many thousands of tourist each summer.


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How to book an affordable château holiday

Great value autumn getaway near Arbis

How to book an affordable château holiday

Rent your dream holiday château for less by booking an October stay this year and pay more than 40% less than in the summer months.


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The 3rd time we have used Pure France.

Many thanks for seamlessly and smoothly fulfilling all our holiday needs via Pure France, I think it's the 3rd time I've used you, and will certainly be doing so again.

The magical gardens of Marqueyssac

Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

The magical gardens of Marqueyssac

The magical gardens of Marqueyssac. A day out in the Dordogne that all of the family will enjoy.


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Adorable, efficient and accurate.

First of all, I would like to say how satisfied I am with my working relationship with Pure France. Your colleagues, that I regularly speak to on the telephone, are all adorable, efficient and accurate. We wish everyone in the business world had these precious qualities. So thank you to you all.

Je tiens à vous dire avant tout combien je suis satisfaite de cette "collaboration" avec PURE FRANCE. Vos collaboratrices que j'ai régulièrement en ligne, sont à la fois adorables, efficaces et précises. On aimerait que chacun dans le monde professionnel témoigne de ces précieuses qualités. Merci donc à vous toutes et tous.

Grand times with the grandkids.

Maison Rousty was chosen as the perfect villa for a multi-generational family holiday in Provence, by a writer for The Times newspaper.


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Fabulous properties in lesser known parts of France

Hidden French gems in South West France

Fabulous properties in lesser known parts of France

Holiday rental villas and homes in lesser known areas in the South West region of France including the Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrénées departments.


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A selection of Languedoc villas to suit all tastes

Lovely Languedoc villas

A selection of Languedoc villas to suit all tastes

We have a French holiday rental villa for all tastes and interests. Be inspired by this selection of wonderful villas in the Languedoc-Roussillon region and choose your favourite...


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Professionalism and efficient service.

This year was the third time we have stayed in 'Pure France' accommodation, and it was, as in past years - wonderful! Maison La Douve was exceptional - and our 'hostess', Mme Mauret was so welcoming and kind. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will recommend it highly to all our friends. I would also like to thank the staff of 'Pure France' for their professionalism and prompt, efficient service. Your staff at the point of my initial phone enquiry were so friendly and helpful, email correspondence was always appropriate and timely, information and travel directions were very useful and clear, and follow up with my most recent enquiry was again so prompt, professional and courteous. I really have appreciated the excellent service and accommodation provided by 'Pure France'. With sincere thanks and kind regards, Catherine Williams.

Renovated longère is now a beautiful family holiday rental home.

Luxurious Longhouse

Renovated longère is now a beautiful family holiday rental home.

They used to sleep peasants, smallholders and livestock. Now this holiday rental country home sleeps a family of 6 in a beautifully renovated interior.


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Pure France were very professional and helpful.

My husband and I also thought that you and the staff at Pure France were very professional and helpful.

Pleasure to work with you.

Dear Hugh, I wanted to thank you for the nice clients you always send us at Bonnefond and also Jardin. It is really a different public, very well educated people, who know how to appreciate, respect and enjoy the beauty of that kind of property. It's always really a big pleasure to work with you and your team!

I love the Pure France website and its one of the best sites for properties in France!

I just wanted to say also how much I love the Pure France website and the properties on it. It is by far one of the best sites that I have come across for properties in France! I am looking forward to using it next year and booking our holiday much earlier!

Real life in the real France.

The Irish Times featured the story of how the owner of Languedoc holiday home Maison Charvin found her perfect house in a lovely traditional village in the South of France.
Maison Charvin, near Carcassonne, is a lovely village holiday house with 4 beds and a private pool.


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The best of France 2015

Pure France property Maison Lamonzie was featured in The Sunday Times article of France's 20 hottest hotels and villas, coming in at number 12. The one bedroom villa is a rare find as a holiday house for a couple with its own private pool


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Impressive efficiency with 7 day availability.

Thank you for your response this morning, I am continuously impressed by your efficiency and 7 day availability.

Airports and airlines that fly direct to Cannes from the UK

Getting to Cannes

Airports and airlines that fly direct to Cannes from the UK

Find out how to travel to Cannes. Airports and airlines that fly direct to Cannes from the UK


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Fabulous properties in lesser known parts of France

Hidden French gems in the Languedoc

Fabulous properties in lesser known parts of France

Wonderful rural holiday rental properties hidden in fabulous but lesser known parts of France.

This time, the Languedoc-Roussillon in the South of France, recently renamed Occitanie.


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A river that runs 300 miles from central France to the Gironde Estuary near Bordeaux

The Dordogne River

A river that runs 300 miles from central France to the Gironde Estuary near Bordeaux

The Dordogne is of course famous for its river which is certainly worth adding to your list of things to do in the Dordogne.


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Restaurant guide to the city of Cannes, bistros, seafood restaurants and up market establishments

Restaurants in Cannes

Restaurant guide to the city of Cannes, bistros, seafood restaurants and up market establishments

Restaurant guide to the city of Cannes, bistros, seafood restaurants and up market establishements.

So many to choose from!


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One of the most visited towns in the Dordogne

Sarlat-la-Canéda

One of the most visited towns in the Dordogne

The beautiful town of Sarlat-la-Canéda is a must-see for any holiday in the Dordogne region.


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Another successful year with Pure France.

Thank you for all your help and we look forward to another successful year with Pure France.

Visit islands inhabited by monks just off the coast of Cannes

Saint Margaret Island and Saint Honorat Island

Visit islands inhabited by monks just off the coast of Cannes

Visit the islands of Ile St Marguerite (Saint Margaret Island) and Ile St Honorat (Saint Honorat Island) and enjoy great day trips off the coast of Cannes.


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Excellent service.

I just wanted to thank you very much for the excellent service I have received booking my French villa holiday for next summer. After the initial disappointment with Villa Vidal being booked privately, you were then able to suggest similar alternatives and answered all my availability questions promptly and accurately, even managing to quickly source a photo of the pool area for Le Pres du Pont. We are now looking forward to our holiday next summer and will highly recommend Pure France to others looking for a similar holiday.

Thank you for your help, expertise and professionalism.

Thank you very much for all your help, expertise and professionalism. I am very pleased with my decision to block out the summer months for agencies. If anything, it has been really helpful to reveal Pure France's potential. You are simply the best!

Restaurant recommendations in Collioure

Restaurants in Collioure

Restaurant recommendations in Collioure

There are many restaurants In Collioure and the cuisine is a combination of French and Spanish with some lovely local specialities.


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The 70th year of the International Film Festival held in Cannes, South of France

2017 Cannes Film Festival

The 70th year of the International Film Festival held in Cannes, South of France

Between 17th - 28th May 2017 the 70th world famous International Cannes Film Festival took place.

Discover the film stars and models who attended the gala and the award winners.


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Have you considered a stay in a French farmhouse in the Dordogne?

French family farmhouses

Have you considered a stay in a French farmhouse in the Dordogne?

Farmhouses offer something unique and charming, including rustic original features and acres of land. See this selection of Dordogne family holiday rental farmhouses.


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We are blown away by the photos.

Please tell Lee, the Pure France photographer how amazing the photos are.

Airports and train stations in Provence

Getting to Provence

Airports and train stations in Provence

Airports and train stations in Provence, France, which you can travel to direct from the UK.


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Efficiency, helpfulness, friendliness.

Thank you also very much for your efficiency, helpfulness, friendliness and professionalism. I will certainly use Pure France again in the future and will highly recommend you to my contacts.

Great holiday.

Look forward to visiting and having a great holiday there.
Thanks to everyone in Pure France for their assistance and prompt replies. A good service. Regards, John.

Pick a villa in the heart of a Provence village

Pretty Provence villages

Pick a villa in the heart of a Provence village

With ancient winding streets and shady squares full of charming cafes and restaurants there is just something enchanting about a traditional Provence village.


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Your descriptions are very accurate and informative.

You display a large number of photos which give a very good guide to the standard of property and furnishings.

Visit the world famous Cannes Film Festival

Cannes: The film festival

Visit the world famous Cannes Film Festival

The most famous and prestigious film festival in the world, Cannes Film Festival, is held every May in the glitzy Côte d'Azur resort.


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A prehistoric cave dating back 20,000 years ago perfect for the whole family

Grotte de Lascaux

A prehistoric cave dating back 20,000 years ago perfect for the whole family

The prehistoric cave of Lascaux, recently renovated to offer an interactive experience and well worth a visit for all who are interested in historical sites.


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Maison Rousty and the pleasures of an all-generation family break.

Grand times with the grandkids

Maison Rousty and the pleasures of an all-generation family break.

Holiday rental villa Maison Rousty was chosen by The Times newspaper writer Anthony Peregrine for his family holiday in Provence.


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Very pleased and impressed.

Thank you very much for your reply and for arranging the refund so quickly.
Again, I have been very pleased and impressed with my experience with Pure France. This is my 5th year of using you and am certain to again in the future. Very best, Ben

Relax in a steamy sauna for some extra heat on your summer holiday

Turn up the heat

Relax in a steamy sauna for some extra heat on your summer holiday

For ultimate relaxation and wellbeing on holiday you can rent one of our villas, holiday homes or châteaux in France which are equipped with a sauna among other luxurious facilities like a tennis court or gym. See our selection...


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Fantastic.

Just returned from our second week in France, wanted to let you know that both properties were fantastic, makes such a difference booking through an agency that takes pride in the properties they offer. We will definitely be booking with you again.

You are easily the best of all the holiday websites we have tried.

I am sure we will use Pure France again for our next holiday in France.

Essential Provence.

The Sunday Times share their tips for a holiday in this popular region of the South of France and recommend Pure France as a leader in our field for Provence holiday rentals.

The best places to shop in Cannes

Cannes: Shopping

The best places to shop in Cannes

Our insider tips into the best places to go shopping in the city of Cannes on the Côte d'Azur.


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A perfect combination of relaxation and activity

Anyone for snooker?

A perfect combination of relaxation and activity

Our holiday rental properties offer great facilities and many have games such as snooker, pool, table tennis, table football and boules. See our selection of self-catering family homes which all have snooker table.


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Great job.

Dear Dan, Thanks again for your visit, your business advice and for Lee's work, I'm sure he did a good job, great sensitivity, great artist. Look forward to seeing the photos!

How to get to Carcassonne from the UK

Getting to Carcassonne

How to get to Carcassonne from the UK

UK airlines and airports flying direct to Carcassonne in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, recently renamed Occitanie in the South of France.


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Pure France for our future holiday.

If we decide to holiday in France in the future we will certainly consider Pure France.

A guide to some of the most beautiful villages in France

Terrific Tarn-et-Garonne

A guide to some of the most beautiful villages in France

Travel guide to the little known c region of France, home to some of the most beautiful towns and villages in France (Les Plus Beaux Villages de France). Medieval Bastide towns, hilltop villages, historic castles and great food. Great ideas for family days out if you are staying in the Dordogne or Toulouse area.


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Another great holiday.

I just wanted to drop a quick email to say we had another great holiday in our villa booked through PureFrance, our second time using the firm, and we will look to book again using your firm again next year I suspect.
The villa was absolutely stunning and located in a quiet location as mentioned in the description (the only noise being crickets, but that was soothing).

It has been a delight corresponding with you.

Yet again thank you for the pleasant and efficient way you have completed this arrangement, it has been a delight corresponding with you.

You were right when you said I would see a big difference... I'm really chuffed.

Wow! You've done a fabulous job darling. The rooms look amazing... no one can say 'they are larger than the photos portray'. From the property owner of 11139 - Cascaret following a new photo visit.

Book your loved one a romantic getaway as a special Valentine's treat

A romantic retreat

Book your loved one a romantic getaway as a special Valentine's treat

A selection of cosy, romantic holiday rental homes in France suitable for a couple. One or two bedroom self-catering properties available all year round.


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Join in the July 14th celebrations in Carcassonne

Bastille Day fireworks in Carcassonne

Join in the July 14th 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.


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One choice of holiday company for us.

There was only one choice of holiday company for us when we decided to go back to France again! We've had good service in the past and the descriptions of the houses are pretty accurate so there are no nasty surprises.

Why come on holiday to Provence?

Why visit Provence

Why come on holiday to Provence?

Part 1 of our Provence destination guide with details of which area of Provence to visit, sights and acitivities in each department and how to get to Provence in the South of France by air or rail.


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We have used Pure France for a number of years.

And are looking to book again for next year.

France summer holidays guide - Self catering & villas.

Telegraph Travel's France experts recommended Pure France in their 2015 France summer holidays booking guide, for self-catering holidays in Provence, Côte-d'Azur, Languedoc-Roussillon and Dordogne.

Airports and airlines that fly direct to Collioure from the UK

Getting to Collioure

Airports and airlines that fly direct to Collioure from the UK

Getting to Collioure could not be more simple. Arrive by plane, shuttle bus from 4 airports situated in France.


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We will come back to your company!

The villa was very liked by our family. All were delighted. In the future, if we are going to plan our holiday in France, we will come back to your company again!

Holiday rental châteaux in the Burgundy and Loire

Château holidays Burgundy & Loire

Holiday rental châteaux in the Burgundy and Loire

It is a unique experience staying in a real French château. Treat the family to a touch of luxury on your next French holiday and give them an experience to remember. Here is our hand-picked selection of holiday rental château in the lovely Burgundy and Loire Valley regions of France. They all offer something unique and have great facilities such as a private pools, saunas and gyms.


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Big thank you to Pure France.

I wanted to say a big thank you again to Pure France for a brilliant week in a great value property. We never fail to enjoy our holidays with Pure France as the expectations of the property are always in parity with the description and write-up on your website. First class... thank you.

Enjoy music, theatre or dance in the South of France

Carcassonne International Festival

Enjoy music, theatre or dance in the South of France

The Festival de Carcassonne is an international festival of performing arts with international acts performing in venues all over the city.


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Here's what to see in the 'Ville Basse' of Carcassonne

The New Town in Carcassonne

Here's what to see in the 'Ville Basse' of Carcassonne

The next part of our Carcassonne travel guide, here is what the new town of Carcassonne has to offer, shops, bars, restaurants and markets.


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Languedoc living turned inside out

Inside Out - Part 4

Languedoc living turned inside out

Final part of our series form the owner of the Loft du Vigneron, a 3 bed holiday rental home in a wine-producing village in the Languedoc-Roussilon (now called Occitanie). The terrace is finished and the lovely ambience and views can be enjoyed!


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Restoring a wonderful wine domaine to beyond it's former glory

Renovation Revelation

Restoring a wonderful wine domaine to beyond it's former glory

How the owner of Domaine de Nérige discovered a love of renovating houses with the restoration of this fabulous holiday rental country home near Carcassonne in the Languedoc-Roussillon.


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Step back in time in the old city of Carcassonne

The Medieval City in 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.


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Architectural design with natural light and wonderful reflections

Let there be light

Architectural design with natural light and wonderful reflections

Natural and ambient lighting can enhance and inform the interior design of a property, and was the most important aspect for the owner of Maison Occitane when renovating this 5 bed holiday rental home in the Languedoc-Roussillon.


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We will definitely look at returning and using Pure France again in the future.

The villa was more than expected and made our holiday a great time.

A pleasure dealing with you.

I would like to thank you for your excellent service: it was a pleasure dealing with you.

Visit the UNESCO listed Canal du Midi

The Canal du Midi in Carcassonne

Visit the UNESCO listed Canal du Midi

The 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.


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The naked stone restorer

Inside Out - Part 3

The naked stone restorer

Part 3 of our series from the owner of popular holiday rental villa in the South of France, Loft du Vigneron. Choosing the upholstery to complement the natural materials.


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Maison Marcenais featured in Vanity Fair.

A photograph of beautiful 5 bedroom country home, Maison Marcenais, was featured in the glossy pages of the Spanish version of Vanity Fair in 2016.


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Creating a beautiful outdoor living space

Inside Out - Part 2

Creating a beautiful outdoor living space

The next installment from owner of Loft du Vigeronon on creating the wonder terrace at his holiday rental village house in the Languedoc. Choosing the colour scheme and textures.


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Thank you.

We had a great time at Le Chambarru thank you and I'm sure we'll be using your company again in the future!

Traditional village house with modern interior design in Languedoc-Roussillon.

Maison Makeover

Traditional village house with modern interior design in Languedoc-Roussillon.

This 19th century maison de maître, or wine-maker's house, has been renovated in a contemporary, industrial style to create a chic holiday rental home for 8.


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350 year old renovated country home to rent, combines old and new interior design in South West France

Country Living

350 year old renovated country home to rent, combines old and new interior design in South West France

This renovated country home combines old and new interior design and features many authentic details like the original fireplaces, high ceilings with traditional oak beams and original wooden and tile floors.


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Extremely polite and helpful.

Pure France were excellent from start to finish. Booking was easy, and we were Kept fully informed every step of the way. We had contact with several members of staff, who were all extremely polite and helpful - and spoke very good English!! We would highly recommend booking through Pure France. They made everything so easy.

Pure France is a class act.

Looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship, Pure France is a class act and a pleasure to work with.

Creating the Loft du Vigneron

Inside Out - Part 1

Creating the Loft du Vigneron

The owner of Loft du Vigeron shares his story of the trials and tribulations of renovating this beautiful holiday rental village house in the South of France. How to create a beautiful outdoor space and interior with a touch of glamour.


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Book a country getaway.

Red Escapes magazine, which was voted consumer magazine of the year, featured our romantic 2 bed holiday rental mill, Moulin de Mélas, in their article, urging. If you only do one thing this month... Book a country getaway


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Excellent service.

Many thanks to Pure France again for excellent service.

40 best holiday villas and apartments in Europe.

The Guardian include Maison Lamonzie in the self-catering section of their travel supplement, in their article of the 40 best holiday villas in Europe. Chosen for the interior as well as the lovely chic, decked pool.


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Visit the hidden gem of Carcassonne beach

Le lac de la Cavayère in Carcassonne

Visit the hidden gem of Carcassonne beach

Carcassonne lake or 'Carcassonne Plage' is a great family day out and an alternative to the beach.


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Throughout the service provided by Pure france you have been excellent.

We would have no hesitation in using Pure France in the future.

Where to shop in the popular Languedoc seaside resort

Shopping in Collioure

Where to shop in the popular Languedoc seaside resort

Collioure is a seaside town offering shoppers local produce, summer clothes and souvenir shops.


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A great vantage point from which to admire the Dordogne countryside

Château de Beynac in the Dordogne

A great vantage point from which to admire the Dordogne countryside

As part of our travel guide to the Dordogne, we have chosen our favourite family days out in the popular and diverse region of France. There are many historical sights to see in the Dordogne and South West France and this time we look at the stunning Château de Beynac.


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So impressed with the service.

We are very much looking forward to our holiday and again have been so impressed with the service we receive from Pure France. This will be our fourth rental with you.

Travel guide to the sights of the seaside resort of Collioure in the South of France

The sights of Collioure

Travel guide to the sights of the seaside resort of Collioure in the South of France

Our recommended top sights to see in the lovely mediterranean seaside resort of Collioure in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France, now called Occitanie.


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100 year old barn gets a modern makeover in the Midi-Pyrénées

Seize the Moment

100 year old barn gets a modern makeover in the Midi-Pyrénées

The owner of Maison de Saint Jean shares how she discovered this wonderful 100 year old barn and restored it to a stunning and contemporary space, now a 4 bed holiday rental home in the Midi-Pyrénées with heated swimming pool.


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Simple and efficient and the holiday accommodation was stunning.

The booking process with you was simple and efficient, the holiday accommodation was stunning and the owners so welcoming - we'll definitely use Pure France again and recommend you to others!

Superb website.

Can I just say what a superb website you have, really clear and informative.

Finding a haven of calm in the Corbières

Marvellous maison de mâitre

Finding a haven of calm in the Corbières

The owner of Maison Charvin, a renovated village house in the Languedoc-Roussillon, tells her story of finding her dream property and making it into a beautiful French home. Now rented in the summer as self-catering holiday home to sleep 8, with lovely interior design and a charming outside space with private courtyard swimming pool.


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We will be using you in the future to book more holidays.

We have found booking through Pure France to be a pleasure and no doubt we will be using you in the future to book more holidays.

I would like to thank you all again for a superb service.

I would also like to thank you all again for a superb service. This has been the second year running we have used Pure France and I cannot tell you how happy we are to have found a company offering such a great service, with lovely properties and very helpful customer service teams.

Properties for couples with a private swimming pool

Three's a Crowd

Properties for couples with a private swimming pool

A rare selection of self-catering holiday homes for two which have their own private swimming pool. One bedroom cottages and country houses for rental in France.


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Great holidays and service!

Superb service... many thanks Lucie.
When anyone asks for holiday recommendations I always suggest you guys as we've always had great holidays and service!

Dine 'al fresco' on a sunny summer holiday in the Dordogne

Dordogne Outdoor Dining

Dine 'al fresco' on a sunny summer holiday in the Dordogne

A selection of our Dordogne holiday rental properties which have lovely outside dining areas so you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the summer sunshine.


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Wouldn't hesitate to return.

We liked the property so much and that we wouldn't hesitate to return. Thanks again to both Pure France and the property owner, and I'm sure we'll book again with you in the future.

Come ski with us

Courchevel ski resort

Come ski with us

A luxury ski resort of Courchevel in the French Alps' Three Valleys ski area.


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Boutique-style high-spec farmhouse renovation in South West France

Modern Mediterranean and Zen

Boutique-style high-spec farmhouse renovation in South West France

The owner of Le Mas des Jardins shares the concept behind her beautiful farmhouse renovation, an eco-friendly, boutique style, 350 year old holiday rental country home in South West France to sleep 10.


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We will be in contact when next years holiday is being planned.

The standard of accommodation totally lived up to your descriptions and we will certainly use you services again next year as we love France in summer.

Stunning staircases in your dream holiday home

Stairways to Holiday Heaven

Stunning staircases in your dream holiday home

We are proud to offer a unique and interesting selection of vacation rental properties with wonderful architecture and interior design. See our selection of stunning staircases.


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Lovely properties.

I'm certain that we will be booking with you again next year another of your lovely properties.

We had a superb holiday.

Thank you for a smooth and efficient service overall.

The Dordogne - a step by step guide.

The Sunday Times gives a guide for how to get the most out of a visit to the Dordogne region of France.
Featured are La Laurencie, a 3 bed traditional farmhouse with heated pool, and La Chartreuse du Sord, another 3 bed property (with optional pigeonnier to sleep 2) near Bergerac.


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The green, green grass of a French holiday home

French lawned gardens

The green, green grass of a French holiday home

Relax amongst the plants and flowers, enjoy a game of football or just stretch out in the warm French summer sunshine.

Choose a holiday property with a lawned garden in France.


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You have an excellent selection of properties of a higher standard than on offer elsewhere.

I should add that your descriptions are very accurate and informative and together with the large number of photos, give a very good guide to the standard of property and furnishings, etc.

Suberb throughout.

After years of not making a decision, we really want to book quickly and don't want to miss out! Thank you for your assistance, you have been superb throughout our queries over the years!

Thank you for your professional handling.

It's not the last time we use Pure France for holiday rentals in France.

Formidable marketing team.

I think this sets a new record for uninterrupted occupancy and is a testament to what a nice, well located property can do when harnessed to the formidable Pure France marketing team. Thank you all.

How to make your holiday rental house a home

Home away from home

How to make your holiday rental house a home

The owner of Château Monjardin in the Loire Valley describes how you can make your holiday house feel more like a home for your family during your stay. Add fresh flowers, cook using local produce and make the space your own.


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Pure France next time.

We had a great holiday thanks, we will be sure to think of Pure France next time we are booking a holiday.

Excellent care and friendly service.

This was our second holiday with Pure France - the best properties and excellent care and friendly service. We wouldn't use anyone else for a superb French holiday home. Thank you so much, and warm regards.

Secrets of a happy family holiday.

Pure France are described as among the best for top-end choice, clarity and sheer number of web-site photos, in this article written by The Telegraph, about how to have an enjoyable holiday with young children.

Brilliant customer service.

Also once again such brilliant customer service from Pure France always helpful and most efficient.

Efficient support and will certainly use your services again.

Thank you for your efficient support throughout the reservation we will certainly use your services again and recommend you to others.

Easily the best property we have stayed in.

The house is furnished in traditional French style, but not so much that it makes you feel uncomfortable. The stairgate at the top of the curved staircase was such a thoughtful addition, as were many other things to make the house child friendly. Kitchen very well stocked and as a bonus, a drinks fridge as well as the American fridge/freezer! The children’s favourite was the collection of blow-up and beach toys. The pool and garden are superb. A wonderful house for any family. Nice village, shops within walking distance and a very helpful maintenance man!

Make a splash this summer with a private infinity swimming pool

Infinity pools and beyond

Make a splash this summer with a private infinity swimming pool

Holiday rental villas in France with private infinity pools. Enjoy uninterrupted sea views or countryside views from a fabulous infinity pool.


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50 best villas.

The Sunday Times names their 50 best villas in 2014 and picked a total of three Pure France holiday rental properties including Maison Éluard, a fabulous contemporary villa with stylish interior and exterior space to sleep 8 people in 4 bedrooms


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Great clients.

The bookings worked very well for us this year and we had great "clients" staying at our place. So we would like to continue with your agency.

The Pure France experience.

We thoroughly enjoyed Jayan and the PureFrance experience, we will certainly be using your services again for next Summer.

Best holiday options.

We had a great time and we will be coming back to Pure France for the best holiday options.

50 sensational villas.

The Sunday Times travel section chose two Pure France properties in their list of the best villas, Europes finest properties - for couples, for kids or for all your mates.
At number 2 was Moulin de Melas, a renovated mill in secluded countryside.
At number 10 they chose Clercy, a stunning house sleeping 8 in the town of Limoux.


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Speedy reply.

Many thanks for your speedy reply. We will definitely be using your site again. We will be trying a different region so we will be back.

Very pleased and impressed.

Thank you very much for your reply and for arranging the refund so quickly.
Again, I have been very pleased and impressed with my experience with Pure France. This is my 5th year of using you and am certain to again in the future. Very best, Ben.

Great Late Deals 27th June 2011.

Pure France special offer at Maison Adour was listed in Manchester Confidential's 'Great late travel deals'.
We offered a 15% discount for July dates. See the homepage for our latest special offers and late deals.


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Your website has the best selection of properties I have come across.

I could spend hours just looking through them.

Take a house party to the Carcassonne Festival.

In The Times newspaper's 'Late deals' section they recommend that you take a house party to vacation rental farmhouse Ferme de la Madeleine, an 8 bedroom property suitable for a large group holiday. The property sleeps 16 people when combined with neighbouring Maison Causse and is close to Carcassonne with its medieval citadel and summer fesitvals and events


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Let the good times roll.

The Sunday Express looks at the benefits of using an online booking agent to advertise your holiday home.
They singled out Pure France as for our excellent Google rankings and service, stating 'Its Google rankings are one of the highest of any French property agency on the internet, with advertising in national press accross the UK and France'.

It is always a pleasure to deal with you guys.

It is always a pleasure to deal with you guys; never a problem, I wish all things in life were as easy.

French rusticity without the Provence markup.

In the global edition of the New York Times, they explain how you can pick up a property bargain in the Languedoc region and renovate this for holiday rental. Our holiday rental country home, Domaine de Nérige, is featured.


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Pure France recommendation.

We've had several friends use Pure France on our recommendation and all have been extremely happy. It's good to find a website where you know every property will be of a certain standard.

Let your holiday home boost your income.

A feature on renting your holiday home in France which includes Pure France property Château Saintex and a section from director Hugh Atkins on what makes the perfect holiday rental property.


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Fantastic villas.

We have been very pleased with PureFrance and will use again. We lived and worked in France and have been on a lot of holidays there but have to say we think you appear to have secured a very good selection of fantastic villas.

Our top French hideaways

The Independent in Ireland chose 3 Pure France properties to list in their 'Top French Hideaways' from Provence to the Pyrenees. They were;


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Exemplary service, unforgettable holiday.

Thank you to everyone in your team. Pure France's website was wonderfully accurate, the service every step of the way exemplary and the end result for us was an unforgettable holiday in France. I hope we can return one day in the not too distant future.

Home away from the hordes.

The Daily Telegaphs Ultratravel magazine, Your guide to heaven on earth, picked Moulin de Mélas as a Home away from the hordes. Describing the romantic holiday rental mill as a charming, two-bedroomed tower... surrounded by lavender fields.


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Late deals.

The Times featured Pure France in their travel section of the newspaper, advising readers to book early to secure the best properties.

Elegant and decadent, this purple palace is fit for a king in South West France

Purple Reign

Elegant and decadent, this purple palace is fit for a king in South West France

Holiday rental château, Château Blaignac, dating from the 17th Century, has been renovated combining the original architecture with classic and contemporary furniture to create a unique charm.


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House-party heaven.

Pure France property Le Manoir des Sines featured in the Sunday Times Travel section's House Party Heaven article, described as 'a ravishing complex of pale-stone buildings surrounded by orchards and sunflowers'.
This stunning country bastide has wonderful views, a heated pool and a hot-tub and is ideal for large group holidays in France.


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Your hosts do their utmost to ensure you have an enjoyable holiday in France

An exceedingly warm welcome in Issigeac Dordogne

Your hosts do their utmost to ensure you have an enjoyable holiday in France

The owners of La Chartreuse du Sord are on hand to ensure that you have receive a warm welcome and have everything you need for your stay at this lovely holiday rental country house in the Dordogne.


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Keep up the good work.

Very pleased to confirm this booking. Just worked out that makes it 124 visitors due this year! Keep up the good work. Best regards to you and all the team.

French fancy in the villa of your dreams.

London's City AM magazine wrote an article on Pure France and the properties we offer; 'the choice, grandeur and rental price of the properties is staggering'. They singled out our fabulous holiday rental properties; Domaine de Nérige, Domaine de Cyrano and Manoir des Sines.


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First choice for renting villas in France.

Pure France is our first choice for renting villas in France.

Excellent customer service and a truly wonderful house.

Just a note to say thank you for your excellent customer service. We had a fantastic week and in truly wonderful house, it was amazing. We were very impressed with Pure France, everything was straightforward and efficient from the very first enquiry to the information we received about the house. We will definitely recommend you and we will be booking again next year.

Pure France property watch.

Pure France director and French property expert, Hugh Atkins, writes about the French holiday rental market and renters who are looking for a slice of the Gallic good life.

Thank you Pure France for helping plan our holiday.

Thank you Pure France for all your help and I will certainly go directly to your web site in the future when planning our next holiday.

50 top continental villas in 2011.

In the Sunday Times article of Europe's best self-catering properties, two Pure France properties were listed.
They recommended romantic Moulin de Mélas, a two bedroom property and they advised that 'couples should keep it for themselves'.
Also featured was Le Domaine de Cyrano in Provence, a large renovated country home property sleeping 14, which they described as 'house-party heaven'.


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50 cool villas.

Two Pure France properties made it onto the list of '50 Cool Villas' by the Sunday Times in 2011.
At number one was Moulin de Mélas ref. 46007, a 500 year old converted mill in the countryside of the Midi-Pyrénées. Sleeps 4 with private, heated pool.
Placed at number 13 was Le Domaine de Cyrano, a 7 bed wine domains with a pool, air con and a cinema to sleep 14.


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Super service.

We have had great clients this year. Thank you for your super service!

Who inherits my French property?

As French property experts, Pure France were chosen to write a piece on French inheritance law for 'About Property' magazine as a helpful guide for property owners.

We have always found you to be most efficient.

We have rented 2 properties previously through Pure France and have always found you to be most efficient.

Be my guest in France.

The magazine for the hit TV show 'Place in the Sun' magazine featured the owners of a property in the Languedoc-Roussillon who recommend Pure France as their number one booking agent.

Win a week in Aquitaine with Pure France.com in 2011.

Puare France offered a free week in Maison Eguile as a prize in the Sunday Times in 2011. A traditional stone built house in the countryside ideally placed for day trips in the Dordogne.


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Another great holiday.

We have used Pure France in the past and look forward to another great holiday in your care.

Congratulations to your photographer.

The photos are really superb! I admit that they are much better than ours... He did a very good job.
Message from the property owner of Château Garrigue, 34484.

Guide to hotel and villas in France 2011.

The Telegraph issued a 'complete guide to booking a villa or cottage in France, including luxury options and cheaper accommodation in Provence, Brittany and Normandy.'
Pure France were listed highlighting our focus on properties with private pools and our large choice of properties in particular in the Languedoc region.

Exceptionally pleasant and helpful.

Lucie on the phone was exceptionally pleasant and helpful! Thank you.

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