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.

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.
Fontaine de Vaucluse. Photo: J.P. Germain, Office de Tourisme Intercommunal du Pays des Sorgues

Cool Runnings: An Aquatic Tour of Provence

Ester Laushway takes to the waters of Provence: the rivers Sorgue, Durance and Verdon.

Equitation in the French Tradition Joins List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage has inscribed equitation in the French tradition, with specific reference to the Cadre Noir of...

5 Days in Auvergne: Part II, An Introduction to Spa Towns and Hot Springs...

Part II of an exploration of spa towns, hot springs, Romansque churches, cattle pastures, cheese farms and villages in Auvergne. A brief history of economic developments relative to hot springs, by way of Royat.

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.

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...

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.

On the Farm: WWOOFing in Dordogne, France

Erica Romkema takes a WWOOF vacations by working on a farm in exchange room and board and a great community experience when she goes WWOOFing in the enchanting region of Dordogne, France.

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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