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Inside Out - Part 4

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! Read more...

Renovation Revelation

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. Read more...

The Medieval City in 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. Read more...

Marineland on the Côte d'Azur

Marineland on the Côte d'Azur

Explore the lagoon, adventure golf, aquasplash, kid's island and interact with the many fascinating animals in Marineland. Enjoy a day relaxing on a sunbed on a sandy beach beneath palmtrees, beside the dolphin lagoon. Read more...

Inside Out - Part 3

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 . Read more...

The Canal du Midi in Carcassonne

The Canal du Midi in Carcassonne

The UNESCO listed Canal du Midi runs through Carcassonne. Don't miss this historic site if you are on holiday in the area. Take a boat trip, a bike ride or walk along its historic banks. A popular attraction for holidaymakers in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie region of France and another UNESCO world heritage site, the historical Canal du Midi was built to link the Atlantic to the Mediterranean as a trade route in the 17th century. Read more...

Inside Out - Part 2

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. Read more...

Maison Makeover in Languedoc-Roussillon

Maison Makeover in Languedoc-Roussillon

Traditional village house with modern interior design in Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitane. 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. Read more...

Inside Out - Part 1

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. Read more...

Carcassonne lake

Carcassonne lake

Visit the hidden gem that is Carcassonne lake, a great family day out and an alternative to the beach. Cool off on a hot summer's day with a visit to this recreational lake only a few minutes' drive from the city. A great day trip for families enjoying a self catering holiday near Carcassonne. Read more...

Seize the Moment in the Midi-Pyrénées

Seize the Moment in the Midi-Pyrénées

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. Read more...

Marvellous maison de mâitre

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, Occitanie tells her story of finding her dream property and making it into a beautiful French home. Read more...

Autumn in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie

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. Read more...

Dordogne and West France outdoor dining

Dordogne and West France outdoor dining

Dine 'al fresco' on a sunny summer holiday in the Dordogne and West France. A selection of our Dordogne and West France holiday rental properties which have lovely outside dining areas so you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the summer sunshine. Read more...

Modern Mediterranean and Zen in South-West France

Modern Mediterranean and Zen in South-West France

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. Read more...

Stairways to French holiday heaven

Stairways to French 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. Read more...

French lawned gardens

French lawned gardens

The green, green grass of a French holiday home. Relax amongst the plants and flowers, enjoying a game of football, a croquet game or just stretch out on the lawn in the warm French summer sunshine. Read more...

Le Tour de France

Le Tour de France

The biggest bicycle race in France, Le Tour de France takes place each year in July. Discover the official Le Tour de France route, its stages and the French towns and cities visited. Read more...

Home away from home in France

Home away from home in France

How to make your holiday rental house a home. Make the most of your self catering family holiday house by making it feel like a home away from home. Read more...

Purple Reign in South-West France

Purple Reign in South-West France

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. Read more...

An exceedingly warm welcome in Issigeac, Dordogne

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. Read more...

Cooking and Quaffing in Occitanie!

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. Emma will spend the day with you teaching you how to create some of the many recipes of the region, using both traditional and modern methods. Read more...

The early bird that catches

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. Read more...

Pure France Feedback

Thank you for all the help and organisation.

Just to say thank you for all the help and background organisation. We thought both our holidays booked through you this summer were excellent and will be definitely booking again with Pure France.

Enjoy an Indian summer in France

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 upon request keep their pools open to enjoy on those hot autumn days. Read more...