What to do in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur

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You won’t be short of ideas when it comes to leisure activities in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Simply pick your favorite: extreme sports, family excursions, or relaxation. You can Climb aboard the Train des Merveilles in Nice for one of Europe’s most beautiful railway rides; or Head to Signes or to Le Castellet airport to get your fill of unforgettable memories in sky; or go deep into the fairytale atmosphere of Grotte de Baume Obscure cave, which buried 60 meters underground near Grasse ... Here in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, you will make all your fantasies come true.

Know the Region through Activities

With its wide-open spaces, mountain massifs, 4 national parks and more than 8 regional natural parks, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur promises you discoveries and thrills while mountain biking, skiing, golfing, and hiking in the great outdoors -plus an array of aerial sports. Taking part in sports and outdoor activities on vacation has never been so easy – and so much fun.

Underground, on the water or in the air, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur promises you a maximum of thrills! To boost your adrenaline or release your stress, discover our selection of sport and outdoor activities in the region.Fancy touring the South of France? Nestling between sea and mountains and overflowing with must-see sights and exceptional holiday experiences!

Play petanque with locals - Marseille

In Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, if there is a sports activity which embodies the South, it’s petanque ! High-level sport for some, religion for others, petanque is inseparable from Marseille. Want to play, aka “tickle the piglet?” The city’s many boulodromes and petanque rinks are ready for you.

Between games, nip over to the Panier district in the heart of the Phocean city, to visit the Musée de la Boule. You can try out a mini terrain there, explore the history of petanque, and, of course, leave with a genuine bowling souvenir !

The longest zip line in France - La Colmiane

A chairlift, adrenaline and a breathtaking view: you really are in La Colmiane, in the Parc National de Mercantour.

This family ski resort is home to the longest zip line in France. Solo or as a duo, launch yourself into the void and glide along nearly three kilometers of cables, at a top speed of more than 120 kilometers/ hour. Experience these sensations of freedom at the heart of the mountains in both winter and summer.

Lost in light blue heaven - The Calanques

Hop on a kayak or take a private boat, welcome to explore the secret treasures of the Calanques fjords between Marseille and Cassis !

Once you’re launched, grab your paddle and get rowing to lap up the breathtaking scenery of the Parc National des Calanques, alternating between wild little coves and natural caves. Make the most of the fjords’ discreet little beaches to enjoy a well-earned break and savour a picnic at the end of the world!

You will find the most beautiful crystal blue in south France!

Walk with wolves - Mercantour National Park

Looking for an exciting activity for all the family? Head to Parc Alpha, in the heart of Park National du Mercantour to unleash your inner beast!

You will encounter three packs of wolves living in semi-liberty in this reserve and learn the secrets of this fascinating and feared animal. Don’t miss feeding time when you can see the wolves up close!

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