Climbing in the Verdon Gorge

Climbing in the Verdon Gorge

The astonishing Verdon Gorge is one of the most breathtaking natural destinations of France. It can be found in the Haute-Provence of the country. This gorge is an excellent destination for many nature-lovers, especially rock climbers. This area witnessed the evolution of climbing. There are yellow, orange and blue-grey walls in the gorge which host some of the world’s best climbing routes. The climbs are exciting and the visitors love it. In case you are an adept of rock climbing, too, I ... [ read more ]

Popular ski resorts in the Alpes-Maritimes

Popular ski resorts in the Alpes-Maritimes

Skiing is one of the most popular winter sports activities. It is the favorite sport for thousands or even millions of people. It is considered one of the most entertaining activities during the winter months. If you are also a fan of skiing and you plan a trip to France during this winter, I have good news for you! There are dozens of outstanding ski resorts in the fantastic mountainous regions of France. If you travel to the region of the Alpes-Maritimes, you read the perfect article. In t... [ read more ]

A biking tour in the Loire Valley

A biking tour in the Loire Valley

The magnificent Loire Valley is 280 km long, being located in the middle stretch of the Loire River, in central France. It is considered the “Cradle of the French Language” and the “Garden of France” due to the abundance of fantastic vineyards, fruit orchards, artichoke and asparagus fields. The valley is also remarkable for its historic towns and architecture. In 2000, UNESCO declared the central part of the Loire River as a World Heritage Site. It is a spectacular place to visit whil... [ read more ]

The best beaches of Corsica

The best beaches of Corsica

Corsica is a spectacular island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located west of Italy, southeast of France and north of the Italian island of Sardinia. Although the island is closer to Italy than to the French mainland, politically Corsica is part of Metropolitan France. It is a perfect place for the lovers of sun and sea. There are several fantastic beaches on the island, of which some are located closely to Porto-Vecchio, a commune located right in the centre of Corsica's most impressive coa... [ read more ]

The best diving spots in South France

The best diving spots in South France

The perfect time for holidays has arrived! Some prefer to go in the mountains during their vacation, some love to lay on sunny beaches, while others prefer to visit spectacular towns. But what about the fans of sports? If you love to practice sports, more precisely watersports, even when you are on a holiday, this article will help you to make a good decision about your destination. Scuba diving is a very popular activity today. Many tourists choose a half-day scuba diving package during their... [ read more ]

The best places for off-piste skiing in France

The best places for off-piste skiing in France

The French Alps present countless opportunities for winter sports, and some of the best ski resorts in Europe are located in these impressive mountains. Plus, the typical French inclination for the chic manifests itself in ski resorts as well. What more could anyone wish for besides great ski slopes and charming French resorts in the mountains? If you prefer your ski experiences to be as adventurous and pulse-raising as possible, you can try off piste skiing in France, over rugged, all-natur... [ read more ]

Top 5 ice-skating rinks in France

Top 5 ice-skating rinks in France

In France, summer is the season when everyone leaves cities and retreats the countryside, but in winter, towns and cities turn into bustling, lively urban paradises, even when the temperature drops below zero. Whether or not there's a  blanket of snow covering France, ice skating rinks open all over the country in winter. Some outdoor rinks function only in winter, while the indoors rinks that operate all year round become more crowded than ever. Skating is quite a popular pastime among the... [ read more ]

The adventurer's guide to the Verdon Gorge

The adventurer’s guide to the Verdon Gorge

The Verdon Gorge, the canyon made by the River Verdon in south-east France, is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe. This 25 kilometer long canyon, with its 700 meter deep slopes, makes for some of the best adventure opportunities in France. The Verdon Gorge is close to the French Riviera, and still it manages to draw a sizable crowd of visitors despite the allure of the French beaches. Whether your taste in adventures runs along the lines of hiking, rock climbing, rafting or... [ read more ]

A foreigner’s guide to pétanque

A foreigner’s guide to pétanque

If you've spent any time exploring the less than glamorous quarters of some large French city, or maybe a sleepy little town in the countryside, if the weather was pleasant you've probably noticed that the locals sometimes engage in a strange pursuit. 17 million people in France regularly do this ritual of standing and intensely focusing on throwing metals balls. Well, you witnessed a game of pétanque, the most French game that ever existed, which is slowly creeping out of France and into t... [ read more ]

The most exciting ski resorts in France

The most exciting ski resorts in France

France is in the lucky position to have more than a few mountain ranges, which means that no one in France, be they inhabitants of tourists, can't say that there isn't a ski resort within a day's travel. With mountains like the French Alpes or the Pyrenees, there are more than enough ski resorts in France to accommodate the throngs of ski and other winter sports lovers, but still, some resorts are just better than others. If you can't settle for anything less then the best, then the most exc... [ read more ]