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Active holiday

You are going on an active holiday in France with your partner, preferably between the summer and autumn months. Then the holiday crowds have subsided and there is great swimming, hiking, cycling, hang-gliding or golfing to do. In this article, you will read which areas lend themselves best to a sporty holiday.


Sailing, swimming, surfing, rafting, canoeing together, it's all possible in France. There are holiday homes for rent all along the coast and from there you are in the sea in no time. Thanks to the many lakes, the rest of the country is also great for water sports. Think for example of Lac d'Annecy, Europe's cleanest lake. Visit Lac de Serre-Ponçon and Lac du Bourget or go canoeing at the Pont du Gard.


Plenty of mountains in France, so there is something for every mountain sportsman. Besides the best-known mountain areas such as the Jura, Alps, Vosges and Pyrenees, there are several national parks where you can climb, hike or abseil. The Calanques, Cevennes, Vanoise and Les Ecrins offer plenty of opportunities to anyone who loves adventure holidays. Need an extra challenge? Walk the Tour du Mont Blanc, Europe's most classic mountain hiking trail.

Flying and gliding

Is soaring or flying more your thing? Then book a holiday home in one of the natural parks, such as the Chamonix, Luberon or Vercors. Other locations near good flying spots include the towns of Saint-Vincent-Les-Forts and Aspres-sur-Buech. Those who float through the air there enjoy beautiful views of water, mountains and all the small villages nearby.


There are also plenty of great locations for golfers to stay. Our website offers holiday homes in the Loire castles region, in Les Landes de Gascogne, the Canal du Midi or wine regions such as Alsace and Champagne. These areas also offer great cycling trips for active holidaymakers who like a bit of variety during their activity holidays.