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Pure France and our holiday homes in the 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…


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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.

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

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.

Woodland wonder.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Château Garonne featured in Brides’s March 2018.

Exclusive destination weddings.

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.

Our expert guide to the Languedoc.

After 30 years of living in France, our correspondent has finally concluded that one region beats all the rest.

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.

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.

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.

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.

France summer holidays guide - Self catering and 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.

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.

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.

How to survive a French village holiday.

Get the most out of your trip to France by sucking up to the locals. Here's Anthony Peregrine's ingratiation guide.

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.

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

50 sensational villas.

The Sunday Times travel section chose a Pure France property in their list of the best villas, Europes finest properties - for couples, for kids or for all your mates.
At number 10 they chose Clercy, a stunning house sleeping 8 in the town of Limoux.

France 2013: 25 top holidays.

It's still our favourite holiday destination - and here’s why. We seek out the pick of this year’s trips, from country classics to hot city breaks.