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Pure France Now in partnership with Val Lachard.

  Pure France Now are now in partnership with Le Val Lachard to promote 2015-2016 winter and summer holidays in Villards de Lans in the the southern French Alpes Simply, Le Val Lachard  guest house apartments meet your needs completely, whether for a family stay, ski-group, or couple. The apartment premises are cleverly adapatable to […]


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Le Val Lachard: A breathtakingly beautiful escape in the French Alps! By Brian Franklin.

A visit to Villard-de-Lans in early March this year for a few days skiing at the local ski resort, revealed an absolute gem. After a bit of a search for somewhere to stay in the Alps for some decent snow, and reasonably-priced quality accommodation, I discovered Le Val Lachard – an ‘Apartment-Style’ Guest House with […]


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Famous 3 Michelin-starred restaurant La Maison Troisgros is Moving!!

Yes, it’s true! After over 40 years, La Maison Troisgros, based in Roanne, and internationally renowned 3-star establishment, is packing it’s cutlery and chefs, and moving to the village of Ouches on the edge of the Roanne township. After considerable reflection, Michel and Marie-Pierre Troisgros have made the major decision to move the restaurant and […]



Château de Champlong Triumphs again in the Roannais.

After yet another visit to Château de Champlong, this time as part of a business club reunion evening meal, a triumph of excellent cuisine by Olivier Boizet was once again experienced gladly by all! The Château de Champlong, located right in the heart of the Roannais region, is set in lush green countryside. This charming […]


Purefrancenow Success with Wine Tasting Event in Lyon.

Purefrancenow’s wine-tasting event in Lyon this November was a resounding success. The renowned,  5 star,  Cour des Loges hotel in Lyon’s ‘Old Town’ area was host to the event, and John Euvrard, ex Paul Bocuse, and one of France’s top sommeliers, was invited to choose and present all the wines during the evening. John Euvrard […]


From Dubai to Château de Champlong in the Roannais by Brian Franklin

Here at Purefrancenow we always take the chance to emphasise great experiences we have had, especially those we have had with very good friends. It is particularly the case in this instance when they are friends who have travelled all the way from Dubai to visit us here in the Roannais as part of a […]


4 Stars at Château de Champlong in the Roannais

One of our favourite places in the Roannais, Château de Champlong, has achieved 4-star hotel status. Recognised in the region for being a superb restaurant in beautiful surroundings, Château de Champlong is going from strength to strength. with excellent food, service, facilities, and hotel. All owned and managed by Olivier Boizet (chef de cuisine) and […]


Birthday Celebrations at Chateau de Champlong in the Roannais by Brian Franklin

We have written about Chateau de Champlong several times during the last few years, and include this exceptional establishment in our recommendation of restaurants for the Roannais region. In the heart of the Roanais, Rhône-Alpes, Chateau de Champlong is a great place for a special birthday or anniversary dinner. And no more so than when […]


Château de Champlong is a paradise in the Roannais

Château de Champlong’s move from renowned Gastronomic Restaurant, Business and Wedding Venue to one of the Roannais region’s best Hotels, is simply astounding. Purefrancenow can report from  first-hand experience of the Château’s highly successful, completed renovation, and conversion programme. Brian Franklin, Director of Purefrancenow, had a personal tour of the new Hotel facilities during May […]


Chateau de Champlong opens 3-star Hôtel in the Roannais

Château de Champlong opens its brand new 3-star hotel on 12th March 2009. This successful and remarkable place has now moved up to new heights of service and pleasure! Renowned for the wonderful gastronomique cuisine of owner and chef, Olivier Boizet, this high quality establishment now offers a very wide range of facilities to both […]


New Ambitions of the Grand Hotel, Roanne

Following Purefrancenow’s first exposé on the Grand Hotel in Roanne during November 2008, things are now moving on at a pace ! Planned since 2007 through Anne Eparvier, Hotel Manager, this 3-starred Roannais hotel will benefit from modernisation that will offer a new diversity to its clients. When Anne Eparvier was first offered the opportunity […]


The Hôtel des Lys, Le Coteau, Roanne, Roannais

An excellent hotel has been discovered by Purefrancenow in the village of Le Coteau, near Roanne in the Roannais region of the Rhône-Alpes. The Hotel des Lys is a superbly run, 3 -star quality (Logis de France) establishment, newly refurbished to ensure a very comfortable and welcoming stay for their guests. It is extremely well-placed […]


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