day hikes, or even multi-day hikes with nights spent under roofs, don’t require you to make a purchase at your local purveyor of rugged-person equipment.
Walking from Marseille to Cassis through the Calanques National Park
The Lacs de la Pra are a smattering of tiny lakes in the Belledonne mountain range, a western section of the Alps. And what a section.
There are lots of ways to take advantage of your resident expatriate status during the TAPIF
The heart and essence of France is not Paris, it’s the cultivated countryside.
My personal outdoor-exercise drug of choice: mountains.
The Cinque Terre secret is REALLY out.
A day hike in the hilly Parc du Pilat
The three-viewpoint ascent of La Bastille (big hill), Mont Jalla (about 600 m), and Mont Rachais (about 1000 m) is one pretty-much continuous climb suited to shorter, colder day
A relatively sporty day hike without too much transportation hassle