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Château Lascoups video

Château Lascoups

Château Lascoups is located in open countryside between Bergerac (19 km) and Périgueux (73 km).

和记平台The château offers its guests 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. In the château grounds, a private, infinity pool (33m x 15m) and lawned gardens.

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Fairytale castle video

Château Soudun in Centre-Val de Loire

Spectacular 11th century, fully renovated 'fairytale' castle.

和记平台9 hectares of private, secluded grounds with extensive lawned gardens.

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Domaine Fonneuve video

Holiday accommodation video in Saussignac

和记平台Beautifully restored, traditional farmhouse with extensive views over vineyards with private, heated infinity pool, L-shaped 10m x 10m x 5m.

和记平台Customer reviews for Domaine Fonneuve:

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La Ville Lieu de Fer video

La Ville Lieu de Fer

和记平台Outstanding, amazing and perfect!

和记平台What an amazing holiday! We were a group of three families wanting a large property with enough space to give us our own privacy. This was perfect!

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Stairways to French holiday heaven

Wooden staircase in vacation rental château in Loire

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.

At Pure France, we aim to offer properties which are extra special with individual style and charm. You will find a range of fabulous architecture and interior design in our portfolio of self-catering properties.

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Manoir de Saux video

Holiday rental in Saux, Lot, Occitanie

和记平台Dating back to the 16th century with its feature towers, Manoir de Saux is a superb, high quality and fully renovated country manor house.

Set in 6 acres of private grounds opening out to the surrounding countryside, large lawned garden and courtyard. Private, heated pool 16m x 6m. Private tennis court, table tennis and Wi-Fi internet.

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Car hire in France

Auto Europe Car hire in France

和记平台With many of the best holiday rental villas in France being in beautiful rural locations, having a car to get around is essential.

和记平台Hiring a car gives you the freedom to explore the local area at your own pace and get the most out of your holiday in France.

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Discover Pure France on YouTube

Pure France on YouTube

Explore our holiday homes on YouTube and get ready for your next holiday in France.

Discover a wide range of holiday homes all with private pools throughout France.

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Dijon UNESCO vineyards

Dijon UNESCO vineyards

On the 4th July 2015, the Climats, terroirs of Burgundy became a listed UNESCO site.

Discover these famous vineyards by taking the 'Route des Grands Crus' which passes between Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, between Dijon and Beaune.

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Discover Pure France on Pinterest


Discover your perfect holiday home in France on Pinterest through imagery.

Visit www.pinterest.fr/purefrancecom and 'pin' your favourite photos.

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A holiday château with a cool mix of traditional styles and contemporary chic

Château Entre-Deux-Mers

Château Entre-Deux-Mers is the ideal holiday destination for anyone looking for peace and relaxation, gastronomy and culture, authenticity and modern comfort.

The 18th century castle accommodating 12 people underwent full renovation and has been furnished with taste and abundant attention to detail. A cool mix of traditional style and contemporary chic. You immediately feel right at home!

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Without Compromise!

Quintessential French dream

With so many beautiful properties to choose from - grand maisons, châteaux, fermieres, mas, granges or converted pigeonnieres, and in so many beautiful locations.

Hilltop villages, gladed hamlets, fortified towns or rural idylls - surely it would be easy to find that quintessential French dream, right? Wrong!

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A house at the foot of the water

View of the Port from Maison Geronimo

The Port-Grimaud, often called La Venise Provençale is located in the heart of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez in the Var. This port attracts every year many holidaymakers, with its houses in Provençal style with Mediterranean influences, the houses all have mooring rings.

Mediterranean Sea, sun, boats and colourful Provençal style houses mingle with this unique decor.

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Two delightful holiday gîtes in the Loire Valley

Shared pool

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.

Here, in one of our delightful gîtes, you can loose track of time and unwind after the bustle of everyday life.

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

Domaine Massot

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.

We wanted a hassle-free house, where the kitchen, drawing room, pool and outdoor dining area are all on the same level. We also took great care of the 2 hectares of private grounds.

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La Bastide Haute Colline in a hilly countryside, surrounded by woods and agriculture

La Bastide Haute Colline

Current owners rebuild the ruins of this lovely 'ferme fortifie' in the original style using old materials. Antique fireplaces, floor tiles and wooden beams, combined with modern technology in kitchen, linen room and bathrooms.

和记平台The oldest part the builders found is a wall in the wine cellar from the 13th century.

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Holiday paradise in the village of Faugères

Villa Ariana

和记平台Of course we love our little, though not so very little, paradise in the village of Faugères, for many, a hidden treasure, full of pristine medieval architecture.

You can start your day with a fresh croissant from our newly opened bakery, have a coffee on one of our many terraces, and plan the rest of the day. We will gladly help you with that.

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The idyllic Le Presbytère bids you a very warm welcome

The idyllic Le Presbytère bids you a very warm welcome

Built in manoir-style of the Perigord region, this gracious home offers everything you need for a perfect French vacation and is rich with local history. It was built along an ancient Roman road and once belonged to the diocese of Monflanquin and in the past the canon used to live here.

The property dates back to the 17th century and the original grounds included both neighboring properties. Today, Le Presbytère sits on two hectares of landscaped grounds that include a romantic courtyard, an outdoor entertaining area, a pool with large pool house, and a well-established grove of fruit trees.

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How we fell in love with Mas Saint-Cernin

Mas Saint-Cernin

For years we had dreamed of giving up our hectic lives in the UK and running gîtes in France. Holidays were spent in various areas of France trying to decide where it would be best to start our new life.

和记平台In 2010 we found what could be our ideal new home and gîtes near Castres in the Languedoc region in South-West France. To make sure we booked a weeks holiday to enable us to get to know the gîtes and the area. By the end of our holiday we had decided, this is our ‘ideal’ location for our new life and we went back home to sell our house and prepare for our new adventure in France. The housing market in the UK 2010 wasn't great but in 2012 we had sold our house and were in a position to buy in France. We spoke to the vendors, arranged a date to meet their notaire to start the buying process and booked our flights; and were ready to go!

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History of this Belle Époque mansion

Le Manoir Vézère

La Belle Époque was an era describing the last decades of the 19th Century, prior to the First World War - a simpler time of prosperity, optimism, elegance and progress.

The Arts flourished. Literature, music, theatre and visual arts gained recognition. It was a time of joie de vivre that witnessed a rapid rise in the power and wealth of the bourgeoisie. Parisian café society and private Salons flourished where wealthy patrons opened their homes to influential artists, politicians, diplomats and members of the aristocracy as well as the rising bourgeoisie.

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The Manoir Experience - The Sunday Times

Manoir Coteaux in Les Verchers-sur-Layon, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire

和记平台It is quite a while since I last had a foreign holiday, five years to be exact. Not that it has been a case of not wanting to, more an adopted state of inertia focused by a need to live within my means.

和记平台Since giving up work, I have been living a modest, but pretty busy, life here in Norwich, volunteering at the local Arts Centre and writing music and theatre reviews for our local listing magazine.

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Château Picol, love at first sight, full of charm, beauty and history

Château Picol

和记平台Laurence and Marian originally from Ireland, have 3 children and moved to France in 2013 for a change of lifestyle.

We looked at properties in various regions of France to set up our new venture and eventually across this gem, a château in the Vienne Loire region. It was love at first sight, full of charm, beauty and history (given to believe it was built by Queen Victoria for her Parisian dress designer in 1882).

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Château Garonne video

Château Garonne

The elegant château is nestled on the banks of the River Garonne and enjoys calm and peaceful surroundings. Close to the pink city of Toulouse, rich in architecture, it's a dynamic and friendly city.

和记平台At Château Garonne, good taste is the key word. As soon as you cross the threshold of this 500 year old historical monument, you escape from the humdrum of everyday life.

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Welcome, a gardener's delight

Le Manoir de Fouilloux with private pool

Le Manoir de Fouilloux lies in soft rolling countryside in the North Easterly corner of the Dordogne, close to the small town of Saint-Aulaye; in the beautiful Dronne Valley.

和记平台She sits within a 40 minute drive to the world famous vineyards of Saint-Émilion and Pomerol.

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Welcome to the Moulin de Souquet

Moulin de Souquet

和记平台The Moulin de Souquet is an original mill close to the small rivier called La Barguelonne, dates back to the 18th century and fully refurbished in 2016.

This sunny house is 4km from the centre of Castelnau-Montratier, historical village famous for his small streets and the Sunday Market on the beautiful market place.

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Mas Barielle is ideally set right in the heart of Vincent van Gogh's Provence

Mas Barielle

Serenely nestled and uniquely situated between Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Avignon, the walled city of the Popes, lays this unique and enchanting domain.

The history of this authentic Provençal Mas dates back to the late 18th century when it was a welcome resting place for travellers. Today the fully walled domain is nestled in the middle of fruit vineyards and has a 5,000 m² magnificent park with palm trees, 100+ year old olive and sycamore trees, oleander and lavender filled walkways.

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16th century restored country home in Lot-et-Garonne

Les Chapoux with private pool

和记平台This half timbered house, dating from the 16th century, appears on the French Cassini map, the first general map of the Kingdom of France. After the décimation of the population during the 100 years war between the French and English in the 16th century, migration from the West of France and the Haute Auvergne / Quercy was encouraged, bringing this unique style of house building to the Agen region.

A mysterious priest hole and a long since disappeared cellar...

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Sunbathing in the South of France!

Sunbathing in the south of France

Languedoc-Roussillon is a region located in the South of France - Rich in diversity, it attracts every year many holidaymakers for its Mediterranean climate, typical landscapes, historical villages and French culture. Without forgetting, its Languedoc gastronomy with its dishes and wines that are essential in the region.

The sunny days are fast approaching, it is time to enjoy the sun of the South of France… Do not wait to book you holiday home with a pool chosen from our large portfolio: Villas, country houses, or cottages.

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Spacious Provençal holiday villa in idyllic countryside setting

La Maison Bernadine in Haut-Vars, Provence

和记平台La Maison Bernadine is a detached family home situated in its own enclosed garden and grounds, on a small country lane surrounded by beautiful countryside, and sitting a short distance below the picturesque medieval hill top village of Tourtour.

和记平台The villa is a traditional contemporary style house, with spacious and welcoming accommodation - ideal for family holidays.

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An elegant villa, located on the edge of the picturesque village of Montauroux

Villa des Adrechs in Montauroux

和记平台The villa has an incredible panoramic view of the Esterel hills and the valley. 20 minutes walk from the centre of the village which has all amenities: grocery store, bakeries and restaurants (gastronomic, traditional). 5 minutes drive to the large supermarkets, local produce outlets and other restaurants.

和记平台30 minutes inland from the Mediterranean coast of Cannes and Grasse. 45 minutes from Nice Airport via the A8 autoroute.

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