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The French Riviera, a destination of choice for outdoor activities

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region is rich in landscapes of impressive diversity and offers numerous distractions. The beaches as far as the eye can see are not the only assets of this exceptional territory which seduces sports lovers of all kinds.

Take advantage of the deep blue sea to practice water sports
With nearly 200 kilometers of coastline, a rich seabed and a multitude of islands, the Côte d'Azur is a real paradise for swimming and water sports enthusiasts. You can practice sailing, scuba diving but also windsurfing, fishing, jet-skiing or kite-surfing. The amateurs of white water sports such as rafting, kayaking, canyoning or hydrospeed will find their happiness in the hinterland. Indeed, there is no lack of rivers and waterfalls to have fun and experience thrills in a setting of preserved beauty.

Learn to hike in the middle of nature
Located between the sea and the mountains, the French Riviera is a vast adventure ground for hiking enthusiasts. There are many trails to hike and they will seduce families and novices as well as the most experienced sportsmen. The Esterel massif seduces with its characteristic red earth. The Mercantour National Park offers mountainous landscapes, dotted with lakes where you can cool off for a swim. There are also many paths on the coastline to exercise while admiring the landscapes offered by the Mediterranean Sea. Many of the region's hiking trails are also accessible to bicycles and even horses, to vary the pleasures.

Play golf with a view of the sea
The Old Course Cannes Golf Links is nestled in an exceptional setting in front of the Lerins Islands. Just a few steps from the Croisette, the oldest golf course in the region is a true haven of peace covering 74 hectares. Created by Tsar Alexander III in 1891, the Old Course Cannes Golf Links has retained all its beauty, in the shade of century-old umbrella pines. Numerous events are organized in this exceptional setting, facing the Mediterranean Sea, including the Engel & Völkers days every tuesdays. This is an opportunity for amateurs and experienced golfers to get together in the presence of professionals from the Academy, a certified golf school.

Skiing in high mountain resorts
If the Côte d'Azur is renowned for its summer season, it also has many attractions when you want to spend the winter. Indeed, the Southern Alps offer high mountain landscapes while being located less than 2 hours drive from the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. You can enjoy the snowy slopes while benefiting from a record sunshine rate. For vacations with family or friends, beginners or experienced skiers, go to Auron, Valberg or Isola 2000.

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