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Boardsports in Provence

Make your way down the Sorgue by canoe near Avignon, surf along the Var coast, or go kitesurfing or water skiing in the Verdon. Want a memorable moment? Take a paddle board along Marseille’s shoreline at sunset hour.

Canoe or Kayak on the Sorgue

From Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, Kayak Vert and Canoë Évasion will set you sailing down the Sorgue in a canoe or kayak. This tranquil trip along the verdant banks lasts around two hours and is open to children 3 years and older. Or visit the Plan d’Eau of Apt, a calm, enormous pond that boast views of the nearby mountains. For a rafting tour with Yéti Rafting or Feel Rafting, head to Castellane, in the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon.

Try Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

and other super sporty thrills 

In Hyères, in the Var, Kraken Sports Nautiques and Max de Kite promise you kitesurfing thrills. There is also plenty for wakeboard, water ski and paddle board aficionados to do. Just as physical, a windsurfing outing with Natura Water Sports or Spin Out will show you the beauty of the protected coastline of the presqu’île de Giens, in Parc National de Port-Cros

Why Not Water Ski?

For enthusiasts of water skiing, visit the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon, on the Lac de Castillon at the Plage du Plan de Saint-André-les-Alpes, or la plage de Saint-Julien-du-Verdon. If you are more into the sea, head for Bandol Sports Nautiques. On the agenda: water skiing, jet skis, parasailing and even a flyboard! Boardsports enthusiasts, take a jaunt to Sanary-sur-Mer and Six-Fours-les-Plages. There, you can take a trip on a bouée tractée, an inner-tube towed by a motorboard – it’s  a.guaranteed good time!

Find Zen on a Stand-Up Paddle Board

Those passionate for paddle boarding must make their way between Marseille and Cassis, to the Parc National des Calanques. Zip over to the base nautique de Cassis or Cassis Sports Loisirs Nautiques, where you’ll discover the area’s turquoise water and sublime beauty of their sea beds. West of Marseille, Paddle Côte Bleue, in Ensuès-la-Redonne, promises you a beautiful trip to the rocky creeks and sandy or pebbly coves. For an unforgettable moment, opt for a sunset paddle.