Local Water Sports

Windsurfing in Provence

In the region north of the St. Tropez, there are lakes and rivers ideal for windsurfing. Not only is is far less crowded during the summer, but the lack of large waves makes the water conditions better for the non-expert windsurfers. The setting for inland windsurfing is also beautiful, with green forested hills surrounding the blue water of the lakes.

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Location of property
Location of Flayosc

Location: Flayosc
Region: Var, Provence
South of France
Near: Draguignan

Sailing in Provence

Stations Voiles (Sailing Centres) along the coast, belong to the France Station Voile, Nautisme et Tourisme network. You can get advice, rent equipment and make reservations for the many water sports.

Swimming pools

There is one open air swimming pool in the next village, Lorgues, two covered pools in the nearest town Draguignan and a water fun park nearby.

Open air Lorgues swimming pool
87 av Libération
83510 Lorgues
+33 (0) 4 94 73 74 28

Open every day from the begining of June to the end of August.

  • 2pm to 7pm Monday to Saturday
  • 2pm to 6pm Sundays and bank holidays
July to August:
  • 10am to 7pm Monday to Saturday
  • 10am to 6pm Sundays and bank holidays

Open air Draguignan swimming pool
Open from the begining of July to mid September
119 av Alphonse Daudet
83300 Draguignan
+33 (0) 4 98 10 25 90

Covered Draguignan swimming pool
Open all year round except over the Christmas period
955 bd Léon Blum
83300 Draguignan
+33 (0) 4 98 10 26 05

Water fun park near Frejus. Biggest on the Côte d'Azur
Quartier du Capou
RN 98
83600 Fréjus

Marine parks

Sea adventure park near Antibes with displays from killer whales, dolphins and sea lions. Also many displays including a shark tunel and a naval museum

Boat rides

There are several family oriented boat rides in Ste-Maxime and St-Tropez.

Bateaux Verts
A fast and regular shuttle service connecting St-Tropez, Ste-Maxime, Port-Grimaud, Les Marines de Cogolin, Les Issambres and St-Aygulf. Plus costal excursions from several ports.

Promenades en Mer
Several cruises around the Golfe de Saint Tropez bay

Boat rental

Sun Cap
Boat rental, sales and brokerage

Canoeing on the River Argens

The only way to truly discover the heart of the Argens is by canoe. If you haven't already tried it, now's the time, if you are a canoer you'll love it. Canoeing among the wonderful protected natural surroundings of the river is a real pleasure.

You can gain access to the river in Le Thoronet. Just below the château (take the road from Lorgues to Le Thoronet and after 1 km take the "chemin des Fadons" on the right for 500 m, and the canoe base is on the left). You can go downstream towards Entraigues or alternatively return to the Château starting from the Camails bridge on the Carcès road, (D84).

Map of Le Thoronet

Rafting in Provence

The most popular inland water sports are rafting and sailing in the Gorges du Verdon and Lac de Saint Croix.

One of the most dramatic natural sites in Europe. Between the towns of Castellane to the east and Moustier-Ste-Marie to the west, the gorge reaches 2, 297 feet in depth in some places. The legendary Verdon river, on the border between the Var and the Alpes of Haute-Provence, has created this unique, world famous canyon. Trapped between two barrages, it offers 45 km of whitewater navigation.

Aboard Rafting
8 place de l'église
04120 Castellane
+33 (0) 4 92 83 76 11

Pascal Faudou
04 120 La Palud Sur Verdon
Canyonning & Climbing
+33 (0) 4 92 77 30 43

Les Guides des Calanques
Rue de Lorraine
13380 Plan de Cuques
+33 (0) 4 91 07 46 96

Montagne & Rivière
Chemin des Listes
04120 castellane
+33 (0) 4 92 83 67 24

Planete Riviere
Rafting, Canoë-Kayak, and Aqua Trekking

Sports d'eau Vive
Rafting, canoe, and kayak in the Gorges du Verdon

Action Adventure
Rafting, canyoning, and Hot-Canoe

Buena Vista Rafting
Rafting, canoe-kayak, hydrospeed, aqua trekking, and canyoning in the south of France.

Sports Passion Verdon
Rafting, Canoë-Kayak, Hydrospeed in the Gorges du Verdon

Provence Canoe
Canoe, and kayak inland and at sea

Rafting, canoe, and kayak in the Gorges du Verdon

Aqua Viva Est
Rafting, canoe, kayak, hydrospeed, water trek, canyoning, and mountain bike rides

Acti Raft
Rafting, Canoë-Kayak, canyoning, Hot-Canoe, and Hydrospeed in the Gorges du Verdon


The Verdon is one of the most memorable settings of the world for fishing. It is sheer nature at its best featuring crystal clear emerald waters and white canyon cliffs 700 meters high above your head. It is a paradise for hikers, climbers and fly-fishers.

Verdon Pêche

Federation Pêche Var
Federation of the Var for Fishing and the Protection of the aquatic environment. Lots of information about fishing in the Var region of Provence.

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Property Details
Provence gite
Two double bedrooms
2 double beds
1 single bed
Sleeps 5
Roof terrace
Fire place
Original spiral staircase
Separate WC
Large bathroom and bath
Over 8 restaurants and bars
on the doorstep
Lots of parking
Distance to key places

Nice Airport 55 minutes
Toulon Airport 75 minutes
Nearest beach 30 minutes
Nearest train station, Les Arcs 10 minutes
Cannes 45 minutes
St. Tropez 45 minutes
St. Maxime 30 minutes
St. Raphael 30 minutes
Grasse 55 minutes
Marseille 2 hours

Useful links

St. Tropez Yacht Club

Gorge du Verdon Yacht Club

France Stations Nautiques

Fédération Française de Surf

Fédération Française de Voile

Federation francaise de canoe kayak

Le Port des Marines de Cogolin

Federation Pêche Var
Federation of the Var for Fishing and the Protection of the aquatic environment. Lots of information about fishing in the Var region of Provence.

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