Champs de lavande dans le Luberon
Activities in France
Destinations in France
Attractions in France
Discover the region
Vive la France !
France on your own
Anyone who has watched the famous Tour de France on television knows that there are many ways to explore the country by road bike or mountain bike.
The Mont Ventoux, for example, is a great challenge for Tour de France professionals as well as for amateurs. The tour has already rolled over the summit 13 times, but since 2002 the "Windy Mountain" is no longer part of the tour.
You can also combine your stay in France with traveling to other countries. As the German-French border runs along the Rhine, there are many cycling and hiking trails along the river bank or in the mountains of the Vosges.
Fasten your skis...
The Atlantic coast is a paradise for surfers or those who still want to become one. The best hotspots are located on the 300 km long beach between the Gironde estuary near Bordeaux and the small surfer village Biarritz on the Spanish border - here you will certainly find a suitable wave. The coast is sparsely populated with relatively small holiday resorts and many camping sites in the pine forests. The high season is July and August, after that the tourists get less and the waves bigger.
France has a lot to offer for water rats. Enjoy nature from the water on a canoe trip in the Dordogne valley or rather adventurous climbing, abseiling and jumping in gorges while canyoning? There is something for everyone!
Paris je t’aime
France is known for its extraordinary culture and is popular with many tourists all over the world. Everywhere in the country different dialects are spread, which constitutes the charm of the republic. However, the purest French is spoken in the capital, the "Coeur du pays" (heart of the country).
"Paris I love you" - The famous film title from the year 2006 confesses the love for the city - rightly. Paris enchants with its romantic streets and baroque buildings. With more than 200 art galleries, 100 theatres and 160 museums, the city is considered a top-class cultural landscape. So if you are also interested in culture and history as a balance to the sports programme, you will find the biggest offer here.