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There's more to this Euro country than just good wine and cheese. If you're into any type of climbing (bouldering, sport, trad, alpine, ice), there are many world-class routes/problems to be had.
What's listed on Mountainproject is pretty dismal compared to what is available to be climbed, you could spent days trying to figure out what to climb when preparing a trip.
Areas have been split up as:
* Northern Alps
Most of the alpine playground from Geneva down to Grenoble.
* Southern Alps
Southeast of France
Mediterranean coast between the Pyrenees (Spain) to the Alps (Italy).
Southwest portion of France bordering with Spain.
Bretagne, Normandie, Hauts de France
There's more than one way to travel, depending on which carrier, you can plan to land at different airports:
Charles de Gaule CDG & Orly ORY - Paris, center of the country, Fontainebleau
Nice NCE - Southeast, 05 Southern Alps, Gorge du Verdon, Ceuse
Marseille MRS - South, 06 Provence, Calanques, Buoux, Volx
Toulouse Blagnac TLS - Southwest, 07 Pyrenees, Occitanie
Geneva GVA - Alps! Chamonix Mont Blanc
Don't automatically grab a car at your arriving airport, often it's cheaper to commute using a cheap city hopper flight or train ride, once at destination, a car often becomes helpful but not mandatory since the public transit system is very widespread.
Classic Climbing Routes at France
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