A walk in the Massif d’Esterel
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.
My personal outdoor-exercise drug of choice: mountains.
There is a choice of mindset at travel moments like this that divides checklist tourist from true traveler.
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
Tips for low-key hikers
Ever wonder what lives in the Saône? Holy f#$k, THIS does. Honestly, I was kind of rooting for the sea monster. It put up a valiant fight.