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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.

Sound and light show at Château Royal de Blois

Sound and light show at Château Royal de Blois

New sound and light show at the château Royal de Blois. History and the château like no one has ever really seen them! One of the first sound and light shows to be created in the courtyard of a French château, the Story of Blois (Ainsi Blois vous est conté) has been illuminating the site for more than 25 years. Read more...

The view from here...

The view from here...

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

A Languedoc holiday rental country home that has it all!

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 country house with superior furnishings and attention to detail everywhere. Read more...

Holiday properties with heated pools in the Languedoc

Holiday properties with heated pools in the Languedoc

Heat your Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie summer holiday to the max. Enjoy the warm Languedoc sunshine whilst relaxing in your own private heated swimming pool this summer. Read more...

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.

A large family holiday home in South-West France

A large family holiday home in South-West 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. Read more...

Wood you dine here?

Wood you dine here?

Enjoy fantasic French food and wine whilst enjoying the great outdoor atmosphere with friends and family whilst here on holiday in France. Shaded dining terraces, French summer kitchens with BBQ's and dining tables and chairs. Read more...

Win a week for 14 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.

Win a week in a Loire Valley holiday rental property

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. Read more...

Château with a secret!

Château with a secret!

This magnificent, traditional château welcomes you for a fantastic family holiday in Lot-et-Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine. The original site dates from Roman times and during the medieval period was a large fortified château. There are rumours of a secret tunnel running from a local church to the château in case of religious persecution. The tunnel is said to be large enough for a horse to be ridden though it! Read more...

A maison that blends seamlessly into the rural ambiance of Gascon countryside

A maison that blends seamlessly into the rural ambiance of Gascon countryside

Settled at the apex of an orchard and surrounded by the many fruit trees of Le Grand Verger la maison blends seamlessly into the rural ambiance of the Gascon countryside. Many have assumed this is the conversion of an original barn complex like those seen all around the beautiful verdant countryside of the Gers but it’s surprisingly a new build! Read more...

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

Country home with olive grove!

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. Read more...

Languedoc wine-maker's home

Languedoc wine-maker's home

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. Read more...

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.

Cathédrale Saint-Front in Périgueux

Cathédrale Saint-Front in Périgueux

In the heart of Périgueux, named after Saint-Front, the first bishop of Périgueux, Cathédrale Saint-Front is the only Romano-Byzantine architecture of its kind in the world. Since 1998, the cathedral has been classified at World Heritage and a historical monument since 1840. Read more...

Château Garonne set beside the River Garonne

Château Garonne set beside the River Garonne

An impressive, traditional 16th century château, Château Garonne is set beside the River Garonne in South-West France. Having been home to the famous Montpezat family for over 3 centuries, it was first renovated in 1850 and then again in 1991, but today the luxury renovated château offering its guests beautifully furnished interiors with paintings and accommodation for up to 14 people. Read more...

Château Garonne featured in Brides’s March 2018.

Exclusive destination weddings.

Medieval Aigues-Mortes

Medieval Aigues-Mortes

Enclosed by 13th century Medieval walls with towers on each corner, the city of Aigues-Mortes in Occitaine is a popular holiday destination surrounded by the flat Camargue marshlands. The inner city of consists of restaurants and bars and narrow streets with the Église Notre-Dame-des-Sablons d'Aigues-Mortes, one of Aigues-Mortes oldest monuments. Read more...

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Villa holiday France

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. Read more...

Le Grau Du Roi in Gard

Le Grau Du Roi in Gard

The old French fishing village of Le Grau Du Roi in the Gard is a popular modern seaside resort, enjoying a Mediterranean atmosphere. Its streets with bars and restaurants are lively with tourist during the summer months. Read more...

Château Royal de Blois a favourite residence of the Kings of France

Château Royal de Blois a favourite residence of the Kings of France

Discover more than 1000 years of history, famous French architecture, 4 styles of architecture, 35,000 works of art and see where 7 kings and 10 queens used to live. Visit over 30 furnished rooms within Château Royal de Blois along with sumptuous decors and discover the famous monograms located throughout the château. Read more...