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Go for a unique aquatic adventure in a natural gorge!

Add some adrenaline to your trip to the sunny Corsica, discover a canyoning paradise very close to Nice or jump into a crystal water pool in the Jura mountains!

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FAQs: Water Sports in France

What should I know about Water Sports France?

From the imposing Alps to the French Riviera, there are lot of natural wonders to explore in France. Outdoor lovers can enjoy a myriad of summer and winter adventures, either in the mountains or by the sea. Canyoning is a relatively new and fast-growing sport in the country, which combines swimming in natural pools, thrilling jumps, slides and waterfall rappelling. With the company of a mountain guide, you can find the perfect canyon for you and your group. There are plenty of options, from those suitable for beginners and families with (not so small) children, to those aimed for the most extreme adventurers.

Why should I choose France for my Water Sports adventure?

**The thrilling jumps and abseils! **

Adrenaline-fuelled and super fun, canyoning is a not-to-be-missed outdoor activity for your summer trip to France. Equip yourself with a wetsuit and a helmet, and venture to the French gorges! A certified guide can take you to the best places and make sure you have a safe and enjoyable trip.
**The spectacular natural gorges **

With lots of rivers meandering its mountainous landscape, France boasts some of the most beautiful canyons in Europe. From Corsica to the Jura Mountains, from classic canyons to wild hidden treasures: there’s no shortage of outstanding natural settings where you can practice this sport!

**Follow the trace of the pioneers of canyoning **

Canyoning is rather new as a formal outdoor sport. Since the 1980’s, it has been growing fast all over the world. Its origins can be traced back to the French adventurers and geographers dedicated to explore the canyons and natural caves of Gorges du Verdon and the Pyrenees in the early 1900’s. The equipment and techniques are much more developed now than then, but canyoning is still an epic adventure.

What can I expect from the weather in France?

It depends on the region: the alpine regions have very cold temperatures during the winter and warm summers; while the Mediterranean coasts enjoys mild temperatures almost all year round and can get really hot during the summer month. For a canyoning trip, you’d better travel between late spring and summer.

Which language is predominantly spoken in France?

French

What currency is accepted in France?

Euro (EUR)

How many days should I allocate for my France Water Sports experience?

There are endless things to do in France, so you should stay as long as you can! Most canyoning trips take from a few hours to a whole day. If you are a canyoning addict, you can set out on a week-long full of aquatic adventures in Corsica or the Alpes-Maritimes.

What’s the country code of France?

+33

What’s the high season for Water Sports in France?

From June to October you’ll find the best combination of nice warm weather and canyons with sufficient water.

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