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Rock Climbing in France

Giant Mediterranean massifs, wild and rugged rock face, and pristine alpine beauty.

France has long been a prime rock climbing destination thanks to its favourable natural landscapes. Scale its limestone coast, conquer iconic walls around Mont Blanc, scramble to peak alpine experiences. France has it all, and it open to all, whether you’re a first-timer or seasoned climber. Visit during the summer months for top rock climbing conditions.

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There are many reasons for choosing Rock Climbing in France

Wherever you choose to climb in France, among its seemingly endless spots, the one constant is its top-quality rock. The Calanques is a limestone massif that stretches across the Mediterranean coast. It is rugged and compact and features a diverse set of surfaces such as cracks, slabs and pinnacles. The Pyrenees provide rough granite boulders that overhang. And Chamonix is home to compact granite and gneiss.


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Best time to visit

Visit during the summer months for top rock climbing conditions

What's the weather like?

The French Alps receives a warm and temperate climate during the summer months, with a frequent splash of rainfall. The average daily temperature in July is 26 °C

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Extending from the Mediterranean Sea in the south, to the North Sea and English Channel to the north, France is one of the major locations for world-class outdoor sports, especially rock climbing. It shares a border with Spain and Andorra to the southwest, Belgium and Luxemburg to the northeast, Germany and Switzerland to the east, and Italy and Monaco to the southeast. Much of its territory is bound by nature: the Pyrenees and the Alps in the south and southeast, while the Rhine cuts through the border to the east


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