Sports and leisure

Sports and leisure, fast-paced or something more subdued; here you will find all types of activities for your holidays with friends and family.
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10 August 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Holidays, Pure France, Tourism, Wines, Sports and leisure, Gastronomy, Events, Culture

Events not to be missed in September in France

Have you decided to take a vacation in September? You are right, because it is the best period to fully enjoy your holidays in France without the tourist influx that can sometimes be found in the middle of the summer season. Discover all the events during the month of September, not to be missed during your holidays!

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25 July 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Yoga, Wellness, Sports and leisure

SPA Gemology Carcassonne

Come and experience an unforgettable moment of well-being in an exceptional place dedicated to relaxation and absolute refinement. If you are staying near Carcassonne, then do not miss such a privileged moment. Located at the foot of the medieval city in Carcassonne, at the Hôtel du Château. The SPA Gemology team welcomes you from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for a moment of relaxation alone or in pairs.

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23 July 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Sports and leisure

The first Tour de France 1903

This year's Tour de France has just finished. It was in 1903 that the first Tour de France took place. Originally scheduled to start in June, the race was postponed one month, and the prize money was increased, after a disappointing level of applications from competitors.

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22 July 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Tourism, Sports and leisure

Lac Saint Cassien

A fabulous day out for everyone holidaying in the Var region of the south of France. Lac Saint Cassien is a man-made lake covering 420 hectares. It is a wonderul recreational area great for hiking, swimming, picnics, canoeing, stand-up paddle and inflatable water park.

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20 May 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Sports and leisure

The day before the Monaco Grand Prix

The Formula One Grand Prix circus arrives in Monaco this week for the three day festival May 21st to the 23rd. Visiting Monte Carlo the day before the weekend starts is a spectacle in itself. Walk on some of the race-track, stand on pole position and take in the scenery.

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21 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Holidays, Nature , Sports and leisure, Tourism

La Franqui beach

The lovely unspoilt beach resort in the Languedoc, La Franqui beach is a hidden gem, half an hour from Narbonne. Visit for a relaxed vibe and a lovely, large sandy beach. La Franqui has remained unspoilt and not overdeveloped. You will find a huge sandy beach which is never crowded even in the height of summer.

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28 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism, Sports and leisure

Gorges du Verdon

The Gorge du Verdon is a famous canyon with white-water rapids in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region of France. The Verdon River has carved it way through the limestone mass and in places to a depth to over 700 metres. Hire a canoe and drift down the Verdon River and discover its past.

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23 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Holidays, Nature , Sports and leisure, Tourism

Canoeing on the Dordogne River

Enjoy a sunny afternoon, drifting down the Dordogne River in a canoe this summer. Discover the tranquility and watch the historical beauty of the Dordogne countryside pass you by from the comfort of your canoe or kayak. Choose from various points of departure along the Dordogne River. Park your vehicle and then depart from the river shore, upon either a canoe, a kayak or a stand-up paddle. At the end of your day travelling down the river, get a bus back to your vehicle.

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21 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Nature , Sports and leisure

Carcassonne lake

Visit the hidden gem that is Le lac de la Cavayère, a great family day out and an alternative to the beach. Cool off on a hot summer's day with a visit to this recreational lake only a few minutes' drive from the city. A great day trip for families enjoying a self catering holiday near Carcassonne.

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12 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Sports and leisure

Beach time on Portiragne Plage!

Come visit Portiragne Plage and 'Le Surfing beach bar' this summer. Since 1999, Alex and Sandy have been operating 'Le Surfing Beach Bar' at Boulevard du Front de Mer, Portiragnes Plage for the beach loving holiday maker. 'Le Surfing Beach Bar' offers visitors; food and drinks, sun bed hire, paddle and windsurf activities.

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11 March 2021  |  Hugh Atkins  |  Sports and leisure

The Bike Butler on the Côte d’Azur

Here’s a great new idea for anyone staying on the Côte d’Azur near Cannes, Valbonne or Grasse. "The Bike Butler" is a fantastic new company renting premium road bikes. With free delivery to your door! These are premium Bianchi bikes and the rental (daily, weekly, monthly) includes free delivery, helmets, pedals, locks, water bottles, saddle bag and half or full day guiding.


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