There's more to this Euro country than just wine, cheese, and your French maid fantasy. If you're into any type of climbing (bouldering, sport, trad, alpine, ice), there are many world-class routes/problems to be had.
From the US: Save up your $ and ride in one of those fancy aeroplanes. Ask the pilot nicely to drop you off in Paris. Unless of course, you'd rather spend weeks at sea developing scurvy. I suggest the former.
Weather station 25.5 miles from here
332 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',73],['3 Stars',123],['2 Stars',101],['1 Star',17],['Bomb',2]
Classic Climbing Routes in France
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for France:
Featured Route For France
Carte Blanche 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Europe
: ... : Secture Demi Lune
Starts under the low bulge located left of the big bush that separates the Demi Lune sector from the Un pont sur l'infini sector. Gymnastic climbing leads to massive holds where a rest can be had before the crux. Heel-toe cam your way through the V6ish crux and punch it through a pumpy sequence utilizing side pulls, underclings and pockets, with lots of twisting and rolling. Regain some composure on the flat jug on the arete, then cowboy up for the red point crux before the anchors that has b...[more] Browse More Classics in International
By Ben Bruestle
From: Pueblo, CO
Dec 31, 2008
The best place for gear and beta in Paris is at Au Vieux Campeur. The shop is located at 48 rue Ecoles, near the Maubert Mutualite bus/metro stop.
By Zach Alberts
From: Gap, Hautes-Alpes, France
Oct 6, 2012
If you're not planning on visiting Paris or bouldering in Font, there are closer and probably cheaper places to fly into than Paris. Look into Marsielle, Lyon or Geneva. Otherwise your looking at another 6+hrs of travel on the train or by car to get to the bulk of the climbing...train tickets can be expensive and by car you'd be traveling on toll roads, not to mention paying a hefty $8 a gallon for gas.
By Rui Ferreira
From: Longmont, CO
Mar 6, 2015
Is it possible to separate areas by rock climbs and snow/ice/mixed routes? At the moment for example it is all combined for Chamonix and Aiguilles Rouges. I would like to add snow/ice/mixed routes, but would like to see some better structure.