Daniel Start’s dazzling travel guide book to France, for families and adventurers alike.
- Dip in to the emerald-green plunge pools of Provence and swim beneath the great châteaux of the Loire and Dordogne.
- Discover the unspoilt crater lakes of the Massif Central or relax in secluded hot springs in the woodlands of the Pyrénées.
- Recommendations for canoe trips, bike rides, campsites, restaurants and farmshops.
Wild Swimming France contains all the practical information you’ll need to lure you off the beaten track to over 400 amazing locations. With stunning photography, 15 maps, and detailed directions, grid references and walk-in times.
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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:
- Central Alps
- Haut Var and Verdon
- Vaucluse and Haute Provence
- Corbières and Roussillon
- Lot, Célé and Aveyron
- Loire and Normandy
Daniel Start is an award-winning writer and photographer, author of Wild Swimming (2008) and Wild Swimming Coast (2009). He has spent the last three years camping and swimming in France, seeking out its natural wonders and getting sunburnt along the way. Married with a baby daughter, he works as an environmental consultant and lives at the confluence of two rivers in rural Somerset.