Top Water Sports

Water-based recreation is a must in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur! From the French Southern Alps to the Mediterranean coast and Provence, discover our top water sports!

Sweep down the rapids

Rafting in the Alps

Fancy a shot of adrenalin? Challenge yourself to some white water sports in the Alps! If you’re looking for a really unforgettable escapade, opt for the Teepee experience offered by Raft’Ubaye : a 2-day adventure to live with family or friends. On the programme: a 20 km rafting itinerary followed by a night camping in a teepee complete with wood stove. Exceptional !

Discover the Calanques

Kayaking from the coast

Hop into a kayak to explore the secret treasures of the Calanques fjords between Marseille and Cassis ! Once you’re launched, grab your paddle and get rowing to lap up the breathtaking scenery of the Parc National des Calanques, alternating between wild little coves and natural caves. Make the most of the fjords’ discreet little beaches to enjoy a well-earned break and savour a picnic at the end of the world!

Cool Off in a Canyon

Canyoning in the Gorges du Loup

If you’re looking for an exciting and novel excursion, nothing beats canyoning in the Gorges du Loup, near Cagnes-sur-Mer. Accessible to all, this white water adventure with Expérience Expérience Côte d’Azur  is the best way to enjoy the beauty of the canyon. Walking, jumping, sliding and swimming are all on the exhilarating programme – and you won’t need a rope.

Slide down the cliffs into the translucent, refreshing waters below. A fabulous outdoor escapade in all safety !

Hoist the sails

Sailing at Lac de Serre-Ponçon

Head to Lac de Serre-Ponçon for an introduction to sailing. Accompanied by a Voilier Serre-Ponçon instructor, you will learn all about the art of navigating while revelling in the stunning scenery of the lakes and little creeks. If you’re looking for something really novel, spend the night on a sailboat and enjoy waking up in the magical decor of the lake. A wonderful experience for couples and friends alike.

Swim with the fishes

Snorkeling in the Mediterranean

Grab a mask and snorkel and make your way to the crystal-clear Mediterranean waters around Marseille for a unique snorkelling experience! You won’t need any cumbersome scuba diving gear here – the simple minimum is enough to enjoy an exciting swim! Follow the Sentier Marin de Corbière snorkelling trail to get right up close to the fish. It’s easy to make your way around thanks to the underwater panels attached to buoys!