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Stay up-to-date with new and up and coming tourist events happening throughout France.

6 French events

European Heritage Day in Sarlat-le-Canéda

European Heritage Day in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Come to Sarlat-la-Canéda this September and celebrate the beauty and history of the many monuments, French architecture, archaeology sites with many Roman and Gothic features and the Dordogne river that are just a few of the many features in and arounds this hugely popular French town.

Sarlat-le-Canéda film festival poster 2019

Sarlat-la-Canéda Film Festival

The 29th Film festival in Sarlat takes place for 5 days between 12th November - 16th November 2019.

Exhibition of Citrus Patterns

Fête de Citron 2020

For the 87th year, Menton on the Côte d'Azur plays host to the Fête de Citron.

Mimosa in Bormes-les-Mimosas

Grand Mimosa Procession 2020

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Grand Mimosa Procession held each Feburary in the French village of Bormes-les-Mimosas.

Cannes Film Festival 2020

Cannes Film Festival 2020

The Cannes Film Festival has set the dates of its 73rd edition which will take place 12th May - 23rd May 2020, Variety has confirmed.

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Explore all that France has to offer. Discover the many famous towns and villages, places of interest, tourist sites and thing to do and see whilst on holiday in France.

73 things for you to see and do in France

Le Parc Australian Carcassonne

Le Parc Australian Carcassonne

Visit Carcassonne in the South of France this summer and discover the Australian world of Kangaroos and wallabies in the Le Parc Australian.

Beach time on Portiragne Plage

Beach time on Portiragne Plage!

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

Hot-air ballooning in the Périgord

Hot-air ballooning in the Périgord

Fly over the Dordogne by hot-air balloon with Montgolfiere du Périgord and discover the beautiful and historical castles of the Périgord.

Le Bike butler

Le Bike Butler on the Côte d’Azur

Here’s a great new idea for anyone staying on the Côte d’Azur near Cannes, Valbonne or Grasse.

Saint-Marcel caves illuminated formations

Saint-Marcel caves

Visit the gorges of the Ardèche this summer and decent into the Saint-Marcel caves situated near Bidon. Walk the 600m long circuit, in 14°c temperature, admiring the illuminated galleries, its eccentric formations, its fauna, flora, the caves huge cavens, basins and water pools.

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Get inspired ! Your holiday in France starts here… travel articles, general information and easy reading about our wonderful properties, destination guides, features, including interior design articles.

117 featured property articles

Shared pool

Two delightful holiday gîtes in the Loire Valley

In the Loire Valley, in the midst of the many high quality vineyards of the Anjou, Saumur and Touraine appellations, is Pavillon du Jardin and La Maison de la Plaine.

Mas de Buou in the southern Luberon

Mas de Buou is located in the village of Puyvert, in the southern Luberon, Lourmarin is 2 km away. Lauris and Cadenet are also very close by.

The view from here

The view from here...

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

Holiday property in Thézan-lès-Béziers

A holiday property with history in Thézan-lès-Béziers

This magnificent orange tree welcomes you to our 200 hundred year old maison de maître on the edge of Thézan-lès-Béziers, an expanding village in Languedoc 15 minutes from the beaches and much to do.

Domaine Massot

Experience 'la vie de château' in a large family friendly, house

Discover Languedoc wine making region. The house has been in our family since 1816. After we took it over in 2012, our project was to make it our perfect holiday retreat. We wanted to find the ideal combination between the charm of an old château-like house and modern comfort.

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Food and Wine

Savour the best that France has to offer, with reviews of popular French food and French wine tasting experiences.

12 French food and wine articles

Mas Sant Jordi

Mas Sant Jordi – the food and wine partnership!

For guests who are seeking relaxing evenings where no-one need drive or if you want to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary, we offer an informal and personal dining option. Meals can be for an entire family / group or later in the evening for the adults alone.

Radish Leaf Pesto

Radish Leaf Pesto - A Taste of Spring!

Spring is springing, well it is trying to at least. We go from shorts to jumpers within the day here at the moment!

Autumn in the Languedoc

Autumn in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie

Autumn is a fabulous time to visit the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie. In the Languedoc-Roussillon, the weather is still warm and the region is full of life as harvest is under way.

French Grapes

Cooking and Quaffing in Occitanie!

Spend a fun day learning about the wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie and preparing some of the key dishes.

Tutored Wine and Tapas Tasting in the South of France

Tutored Wine and Tapas Tasting in the Corbières

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

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Press and Media

Press and Media coverage about Pure France and our holiday rental properties. We have been featured and included many times in the national and popular press, here are some examples…

43 Pure France press and media features

The best French gîtes and villas to book in 2018

Some of the most beautiful castles in Europe.

Pure France properties featured in The Sunday Times

France : le village, les réfugiés et le photographe.

Woodland wonder.

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Every year Pure France help over 13,000 happy holiday makers find their ideal holiday property in France. Read what they have had to said about their holiday experiences...

2461 client holiday reviews

Maison Estephe

We had a wonderful stay, the apartment is beautiful and the local area is lovely. Don't really have any recommendations - everything was great!.

Loft du Vigneron

Thank you for being such welcoming hosts. We have had a thoroughly relaxing week and have loved staying in the Loft.

Les Amandiers

Such a find! Peaceful, picturesque. Carole has thought of everything.

Villa de la Queste

We could not leave without saying what a privilege it was being the first family to rent your beautiful house. We have had the most fantastic time - the house is absolutely perfect.

L'Affût des Hiboux

What a magical place, set on a beautiful wooded hillside, near the lovely village of Fayence. The villa is a lovely, traditional-looking dwelling and we found it very comfortable.

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This bit is all about us! The lovely feedback and comments that our holiday clients and property owners have taken the time to send in. It is always a pleasure to be of service and fantastic to recieve this type of feedback...

89 Pure France reviews

You've exceeded your own efficiency

You've exceeded your own efficiency... So many thanks, Brenda, for your efficiency and being such a joy to 'do business' with.

It's wonderful to be able to book with Pure France

Thanks to you and the team for the fast, late night responses we've had the last couple of weeks. It's wonderful to be able to book with Pure France again.

As the summer approaches so does our excitement...

We are really looking forward to our trip, and as the summer approaches so does our excitement. We have stayed with Pure France many times and honestly I cannot praise your organisation or the standard of the accommodations highly enough.

That extra bit further to be helpful...

This just shows why we've been using Pure France for so many years - you always go that extra bit further to be helpful!

The perfect company for booking in France

Thank you so much for your help and assistance yet again Pure France have proved to be the perfect company for us booking in France. We have used you numerous times and this adds to the reasons why we will continue to do so.

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