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Outdoors: Move and Unwind

Get your thrills in Europe’s most spectacular canyon. Saddle up with French cowboys on a sunset ride. Snorkel by ancient relics on an underwater archeological path. In Provence, the outdoors is amplified by epic landscapes and a rich history.

Tour vineyards from the seat of your e-bike

Fall is the perfect season for a bike trip through the Rhone Valley. Witness harvest time in September followed by the dazzling display of yellows and reds in October and November. Along the way, cycle by convivial restaurants, charming villages, natural beauty, and lots of wine – of course. Make like you’re in the Tour de France and climb Mont Ventoux. On an e-bike anything is possible!

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Push your limits in the Verdon

Choose your own adventure at the jaw-dropping Gorges du Verdon. Take a canoe trip through the turquoise waters of the lower gorge with or without a guide.
For an adrenaline rush, opt to jump, rappel, slide, and swim on a canyoning excursion. One of Europe’s most spectacular settings, you’ll see why it’s known as the Grand Canyon of France.

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Uncover the secrets of the sea

Voyage into the past on an underwater archeological path. In the crystal blue waters off the coast of Hyères, the Sentier Sous-Marin Archéologique de la Tour Fondue path has ancient amphores (clay containers) along the sea floor. Look out for the signposts to learn a bit of history. You’ll also spot plenty of fish in these shallow waters. All you need is a snorkeling mask and a wetsuit or fins if you fancy.

Ride like the wind in the Camargue

Giddy up for a horseback ride in the Wild West of France. Famous for its beautiful white horses and guardian (cowboy) culture, the Camargue is best seen from a saddle. Explore the rugged and beautiful landscape of the Parc Régional Naturel de Camargue – think wild marshes, pink flamingos, and fields on which the region’s bulls roam. You can also saddle up for a sunset ride along the beach.  

Reach great heights

Rock climbers rejoice! Halfway between the earth and sky, the Via Ferrata at the Rocher du Neuf Heures is a climbing paradise. Located at the foot of the Alps, in Digne-les-Bains, this 500-meter route offers the most spectacular views and is bathed in sun all year. Unwind after your vertical hike at the town’s thermal baths, whose healing waters are famous throughout France.

Explore new horizons across Provence

Provence’s turquoise waters are ideal for a paddle.  Launch from Cassis or Marseille towards the Calanques on a stand-up paddle or in a kayak. Gliding across the Mediterranean gives you a front row seat to these breathtaking limestone cliffs and idyllic coves. Prefer your views from up high? Reach for the sky on a hot-air balloon ride in the Provence countryside, which offers spectacular 360° panoramas you’ll never forget.