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France has one of the most diverse and magnificent landscapes in Europe – with a cuisine and culture to match. Its rivers, lakes and waterfalls are the cleanest in Europe and its summers reliably hot – and all just a train ride away.








Wild Swimming France takes you on an aquatic voyage to the wild side of the world’s favourite holiday destination and introduce you to parts of France you never knew existed. It provides all the practical information you’ll need, from

•  overview maps and directions,
•  grid references and walk-in times, to
•  tips on the best campsites,
•  places to rent canoes,
•  farm-shops for picnic supplies,
•  rural bistros for lazy lunches,
•  even the best places to skinny-dip

In vast areas of unspoilt French countryside there is so much to discover, from the tranquil river beaches of the Ardèche and the secret waterfalls of the Languedoc, to the shimmering aquamarine pools of Corsica and the Alps.

Wild Swimming France covers 14 regions:

Jura, Central Alps, Alpes-Maritimes, Corsica, Haut Var and Verdon, Vaucluse and Haute Provence, Ardèche, Languedoc, Cévennes, Corbières and Roussillon, Pyrénées, Lot, Célé and Aveyron, Dordogne, Loire and Normandy