France is one of the most popular tourist destinations on earth, with millions of visitors each year exploring its cities, towns, villages and countryside to sample its cultural and gastronomical delights.
The world-famous Pyrenees Mountains and French Alps tower majestically in the East and Southwest of the country, and nestled within these mountains are some of the most breathtakingly gorgeous and beautiful ice climbing locale’s in Europe, with unbeatable views out over the tranquil French countryside.
Take a pick from our selection of ice climbing trips in France, and see why so many people fall in love with this amazing country!
France is quite a large country, with a diversity of cultures, traditions and customs in different areas. The best big cities to arrive and leave from when not ice climbing include Paris, Lyon, Nice, Marseille and Toulouse.
Some of the ice climbing can be challenging, so being in good shape and having a decent level of fitness before undertaking an ice climbing trip will enhance your enjoyment of the activity.
Temperatures can plummet in the mountainous regions, so make you sure you pack and wear appropriate clothing so as not to get caught out.
Weather varies greatly between regions: the northern cities and mountain towns have very cold winters (with heavy snowfalls on the mountains) and warm summers; while the coastal cities by the Mediterranean enjoy mild temperatures almost all year and very hot days during the summer season.
Flights to Paris from all major international hubs, with Lyon, Marseille and Nice also well-served. Easy access to most of the country via car, bus or train from the rest of Europe.
December-March, when the weather is coldest and therefore most ideal for ice climbing.
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