Sports and Nature

Thanks to its geographical position between the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, the natural landscape of France is more varied than you'll find anywhere in Europe. From the Pyrenees to the Alps, from Mount Ventoux to the Loire Valley, from the the Canal du Midi to the Canal de Bretagne, from garden walks to country strolls, you'll find numerous opportunities for sporting and other outdoor activities: biking, hiking, skiing, tennis, golf, barging, sailing, waterskiing, horseback riding and more, with many natural discoveries along the way.

Languedoc Trails: When a Dream of a Horseback Ride Turns into a Nightmare

Horseback riding in southwest France with a stunning view of the Pyrenees over their shoulders was a dream come true for Judy and Dave...

Cycling Western Burgundy: Into the Woods, Along the Canals

Whenever I mention that I’ve been biking in Burgundy, people assume that I’ve been touring vineyards. With each trip they imagine that I’m increasingly...

Biarritz: The Surfing Lesson

In which the author visits Biarritz, meets a French surfing legend, learns the history of surfing in France, zips up a wet suit, takes a surfing lesson and eventually glides along with the 3-year-olds. Includes photos.

Rocamadour Legends, a Cyclist’s View

Inveterate cyclist Walter J. Moore, 70, takes a biking trip in the departments of Dordogne and Lot in southwest France and stops along the dramatic cliffs of Rocamadour to explore history and legends.
Joe Wilkins shooting at the BTC de Gonesse

The Borrowed Gun: Sports Shooting in France

Please don’t think that I’m looking to enter the fray of the hot-button topic of gun control in the United States when I tell...

The Green Traveler: The Camargue, a View from the Saddle

Exit Provence's lavender charms and enter its cowboy country, horseback riding in the sparsely populated marshland called the Camargue. By Laurence Bry.

Bonjour Y’All, It’s Equiblues: A Remote French Town Gets Into the Rodeo Spirit

On a typical day nothing about the remote town of Saint-Agrève (pop. 2,600) would allow the rare visitor to imagine that its inhabitants have the slightest interest in Americana. But come mid-August Equiblues transforms this town in to the rodeo capital of France.

The Natural Pleasures of WWOOFing in Europe

In April 2008 Judy and Dave Kashoff temporarily shut down their lives in the Philadelphia suburbs of Bucks County and set off for travels...

Chambery Revisited: Reflections on a Pre-Alpine Valley Town

In which the author visits and revisits Chambery, the capital of Savoy in the Rhone-Alpes region, remembers old stones and water slides, tries to see the mountains through the mist, contemplates reading Rousseau, going cycling and visiting a museum, takes a cruise on Lake Bourget from Aix-les-Bains, goes skiing with Italians on Grand Revard, and reports on hotels and restaurants in and around Chambery.

Private Paris & France Tours

Award-winning travel writer and editor Gary Lee Kraut is the go-to guy for individuals and agencies seeking personalized tours, events and advice in Paris and throughout France.

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