Most visitors to the Côte d’Azur don’t bother exploring inland, says Daniel Start, author of Wild Swimming in France, and thereby miss out on a remote landscape of clear rivers, water chutes and bubbling natural jacuzzis. One of the best and most dramatic of these natural water parks is the Clue d’Aiglun north of Cannes, [...]
Staying in style on France’s Mediterranean coast doesn’t have to mean an expensive hotel. Nicola ...
A climb like no other. Mont Ventoux has always been much more than just a ...
A coastal hike round the beautiful Cap Ferrat peninsula Route Notes Departure point: Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Climb: ...
The world’s most famous movie festival. The Cannes International Film Festival (Le Festival International du Film de Cannes) is an annual film festival held in Cannes, South of France, which previews new films including documentaries from around the world. It is the world’s most prestigious and publicised film festival. Invite only, the festival is held [...]
Getting the balance right. Cycling is a physically demanding sport. It requires a balance of cardiovascular fitness and strength. Getting out regularly on the bike is fantastic for building fitness, but when you start to take the sport more seriously, over-training can result in the over development of specific muscle groups. If this imbalance is [...]
The Hautes Alpes and Alpes de Haute Provence regions of southern France have some of the most beautiful white water rivers in France. The most spectacular and fun rivers are undoubtedly the Durance, the Ubaye, the Bachelard and the Guil. White water rafting from grades 2 to 5 is waiting to thrill and spill you, [...]
Get set for the 21st edition of the Nice Half-Marathon! The International Half-Marathon of Nice takes place on Sunday April 29th. Meet on one of the most beautiful avenues in the world – the Promenade des Anglais. There’s a running event for everyone, so bring along all the family to enjoy one of the best [...]
The Mediterranean coast of the south of France has some world-class kitesurfing spots. From Hyères in Provence to Cannes on the Cote d’Azur and Menton in the Alpes-Maritimes, conditions are very often perfect for kitesurfing. The Mediterranean sea and both the Mistral and Tramontane winds combine to create a consistent air stream, nice waves and [...]
Canyoning in the south of France The south of France is a major destination for canyoning and the Alpes-Maritimes region has some of the best descents. The diversity of the landscape and the variety of the canyons attract both beginners and more experienced enthusiasts alike. What is canyoning? Canyoning is a lot of fun. It [...]
Avignon Motor Festival in Avignon, Provence, 23-25 March 2012 is the 10 year anniversary of the Avignon Motor Festival and with more than 2000 motor vehicles on show, including planes, boats, cars and motorbikes across 8000 square metres, the event is unique in France. The Avignon Motor Festival is a must-attend event for connoisseurs and [...]
The Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region of France is paradise for outdoor sports, and mountain biking is no exception. Here’s an overview of what to expect and some south of France mountain biking trails you just can’t miss: Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur has attracted mountain bikers from all over France for a long time now, but it is only [...]
The best last minute ski deals from Pierre & Vacances It’s not too late to take advantage of the best snow conditions in the French Alps for 30 years and book your ski holiday. In fact, there are now some fantastic ski deals to be had. Here are some of the most outstanding last minute [...]