69 Outdoors- Other to explore in France
France, including its overseas territories, has the most number of time zones with a total of 12 time zones. France has long been a global center of art, science, and philosophy. It hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually.
The trail hiking 10 or GR 10 is a great hiking trail French crossing the chain Pyrenees, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. From west to east, it begins by climbing the hillsides of the Basque Country from Hendaye on the Atlantic Ocean, on the Basque Coast, then joins the Mediterranean Sea at Banyuls-Sur-Mer on the Côte Vermeille, a 916 km route.
A beautiful beach which was hidden by one of the coves of the island in the southwest of Martinique. This fine white sand beach has turquoise waters and exotic nature with small huts and fishing boats along. swimming is very interesting here because of the calm waves and also this beach is flourished with so many water creatures too. It is also a magical place to enjoy the sunset. You can have a nice time here.
L'Anse Mitan is a French hamlet in the commune of Trois-Îlets in Martinique, where it is approximately 4 kilometers away. The main attraction here is the gorgeous stretch of white sand beach bordered by a few coconut palms. There are so many interesting things to see around this place. It is also known as the Island of Flowers for its abundance of blooms and verdant greenery spread across its rugged and unspoiled terrain.
The Pont d’Arc is a 60m high and 34m wide natural bridge carved out of the rock face of the gorge over the Ardèche River in Ardeche. It’s a geological wonder and thousands of years of water and wind have eroded the stone into shaping this natural entrance to the Ardeche gorges. In the near vicinity of the arch is the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave, containing one of the earliest known Paleolithic cave paintings, about 30,000 years old.
The Aven d'Orgnac is a subterranean cavity classed as a Grand Site de France and situated near the town of Orgnac-l'Aven. With its origins going back more than 100 million years, the Aven d'Orgnac presents a sight of spectacular beauty. Time has fashioned fabulous and wildly diverse crystalline formations that can be seen in the gigantic chambers. One of the beautiful places in this area which shows light to natural beauty.
The Bay Bouéni is a bay of the Indian Ocean formed by the coast southwest of the island 's main Mayotte or Grande Terre. In the middle of the bay is an islet called Chissiwa Karoni. To the east of the bay, the coastline is formed by mangroves , to the south the coast is sandy. Bouéni bay is bordered by two large municipalities, to the southeast Chirongui and to the east Bouéni. A tourist-friendly spot which was naturally beautiful and also worth visit.
The Calanques are peculiar, bizarre geological formations: they are forty-meter-high red granite rocks that overlook the sea of the island. Calanques de Piana is Corsican Calanques located in Piana, between Ajaccio and Calvi, in the Gulf of Porto. It is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site named "Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve".
Calvi is a city on the French island of Corsica and the biggest tourist center of the island proper. One of the nice sandy beaches in this area which is calm and quiet and also there is so many opportunities for adventure activities also. Calvi has a rich and chequered history. The earliest found remains of settlers in Calvi date back to the Neolithic period, in one of its many caves.
The Cap Blanc-Nez is a cape located Escalles in the Pas-de-Calais, 10 km from the town of Calais, and about 25 km from Boulogne-sur-Mer. It is the northernmost cliff in France, which consists of steep cliffs, made of chalk and marl. As well as enjoying the sea air and appreciating the flora and fauna, you can also feast your eyes on the Straits of Dover, with Great Britain so close on the other side and it is also one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.
The southern tip of the Curzon peninsula and also the beautiful moors covered cliffs offers a nice view of the sea and the long sandy beaches is nice for a sunbath. This place is famous among surfers but swimming is prohibited here because of the high waves. This place is apt for an outing with your family and can enjoy the natural beauty by along walk through the sandy beach.
Cap Fréhel is a peninsula in Côtes-d'Armor. It is one of the most visited sites in Brittany. Once you get there, you will quickly understand why. Just try to imagine the festival of colors: the grey, red, and black high cliffs and pink sandstones overlooking the deep green water. This incredible site overlooking the Emerald Coast is classified and protected since 1967, and any construction is prohibited. Only two lighthouses are located here, making this place even more enchanting and romantic.
Cap Gris-Nez is a cape on the Côte d'Opale in the Pas-de-Calais department of northern France. A view of the English coast from the viewing platform at Cap Gris-Nez It is between Wissant and Audresselles, in the commune of Audinghen. the cliffs are a perfect vantage point from which to see hundreds of ships, from oil tankers to small fishing boats, playing the waters below. On a clear day, the characteristic white cliffs of Dover on the English coast can be seen.
The Cap de Pertusato is the southernmost point of Corsica. It is a high limestone plateau with an area of 6010 ha, with a maximum altitude of 95 meters and a minimum of –50 meters. Among the peculiarities on the cliffs, we will notice the lapiazs : limestone surfaces dug with grooves and channels a few centimeters wide and separated by limestone blades. One of the natural locations where you can see the nature's wonder.
Château de Pommard is an estate located in the Burgundy appellation with which it shares its name. Though best known for its Pommard wines, the portfolio also includes a range of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines from throughout the Côte d'Or. These include Grand Cru wines from Corton-Charlemagne, Mazis-Chambertin and Échezaux.
The Cirque de Gavarnie is one of nature’s most unique and spectacular creations. Located in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées in the Pyrénées National Park, it forms France’s southern border with Spain. This cirque is described as a rocky cliff face or wall that forms a curved amphitheater. The cirque is 800 m wide and about 3,000 m wide at the top. The rock walls that surround it are up to 1,500 metres above the floor of the Cirque.
Clos de Vougeot, also known as Clos Vougeot, is a wall-enclosed vineyard, a clos, in the Burgundy wine region, and an Appellation d'origine contrôlée for red wine from this vineyard. It was named for the River Vouge, which is in fact only a stream separating the village Vougeot from Chambolle-Musigny. At 50.6 hectares, Clos de Vougeot is the largest single vineyard in Côte de Nuits entitled to the grand cru designation, while Corton in Côte de Beaune is the largest grand cru in Burgundy as a who
The Mormal forest is the largest forest in the Nord department. It is the only one sheltering a population of deer, having for origin, like wild boars and roe deer, a reintroduction, because the large mammals had completely disappeared there, following intensive hunting after the French Revolution. This is massive for the North of France an essential part of Natura 2000, the Pan-European Ecological Network, and the green belt region.