Top Adventures in France

  • Explore Rue Crémieux

    A street so small and non-descript that unless you plan to visit it or stumble onto it, is something that could be easily missed. A quirky street in the heart of Paris, Rue Crémieux is a tiny yet enormously colorful street and a great place to exp...

  • Explore Paris’ Wall of Love (Le mur des je t'aime)

    Located in the Montmarte district of Paris, the Wall of Love--or as the French call it Le mur des je t'aime--is an off-the-beaten-path place to explore. For a city known for so many different sights to see, a simple wall full of "I Love You" over ...

  • Climb the Aiguille du Midi-Plan Traverse

    The Aiguille du Midi Cable Car is the #1 tourist destination in the world’s capital for extreme sports, Chamonix. For regular tourists, a trip to the top of the 3842 m-high cable car museum provides plenty of excitement for one day. But for advent...

    2.5 miles 1148.3 ft gain

  • Explore the Cliffs of Étretat

    Étretat is a small tourist and farming town on the coast of Normandy, best known for its coastal cliffs. It features wide pebbled beaches, natural arches and an eroded rock—and hiking trails connecting them all together. I didn't spend much time i...

    5 miles 394 ft gain

  • Hike to Signal des Voirons

    Begin at the marked path to the right of the parking lot, near the monastery. The trail is steep at first, but this lasts only for a few meters, in the undergrowth. When you leave the woods, follow the paved road for about one hundred meters, then...

  • Hike to Le Lac Blanc

    This adventure begins at the Flégère gondola in Les Praz (a village in the NorthEast section of Chamonix), which is easy to get to with the free Chamonix bus. Take the Flégère gondola to La Flégère, situated at 1894 meters (6,213 feet). The ride u...

    5 miles 1657 ft gain

  • Photograph the Lavender fields of Plateau de Valensole

    Ideal for a day trip or a series of little hikes throughout various fields, the Plateau de Valensole is located in the Provence region of France.Every year in late June and early July you'll find lavender fields filled with purple blooms. Sunset c...

    14.9 miles

  • Hike to Lac La Plagne in the French Alps

    This beautiful hike features ribbon and horse tail waterfalls backdropped behind wildflowers and grazing dairy cows along the creek descending the mountain. Though there are some steep sections to the hike, this day outing is accessible by all le...

    7.5 miles 1968.5 ft gain

  • Bike along the Canal de la Marne a l'Aisne between Reims and Sillery

    There is nothing as romantic as a slow bike along a canal in rural France. If you talk to your hotel, guest house or AirBnB, they should be able to help you rent a bike. Ours were delivered and were only 20 Euros per day. Once you have the bikes, ...

    10.6 miles

  • Road Bike from Chamonix to Col des Montets

    This classic cycling destination out of Chamonix Valley is perfect for reasonably fit people looking to summit a mountain pass on wheels. Col des Montets (1,462 m) is on County Road D1506 that connects France to Switzerland, and it was even includ...

    16.2 miles 1312.3 ft gain

  • Climb Via Corda Alpina

    Whether you choose to move together or pitch the route, this is incredibly fun and a spectacular journey. It is normally quiet as most climbers who come to Chamonix are focused on slightly more hardcore objectives.From the parking area, cross the ...

  • Hike and Camp La Tournette

    It is at the place called Chalet de l'Aulp (1424 m) that we began this walk. This is after the tarmac road terminus. A small remark: the stony road but carrossable continues to the chalet where you can park your car. But you can also start it from...

    3.9 miles 2854.3 ft gain