The cliffs of the South of France rocketed to popularity back in the 1980s when it was realised what great climbing was available and how good the weather was down there. Since then other areas have attracted the attention of travelling climbers and once-popular venues such as the cliffs of the Calanques, Sainte Victoire and even the Verdon have rather fallen off the radar in recent years.
Following from the recent well received France : Haute Provence guidebook, France : Côte d'Azur reassessed these famous cliffs and also includes some of the great venues around Toulon, the sunniest city in France. Plus there is the popular winter venue of Châteauvert, the less well-known Esterel and Châteaudouble areas, as well as the world-famous Verdon Gorge. Add in Saint Jeannet and a selection of cliffs in the Nice area and this will become an essential volume for any climber.
Presented in the universally praised Rockfax style, the book gives the reader with clear landscape photos of each crag, never-before-seen close-up photo-topos, and a wealth of action photos taken specifically for the book. Whether you're planning your trip from home, or choosing your next route at the crag, this guide has everything you're looking for.
Les Calanques - Les Goudes, Sormiou, Morgiou, Luminy, En-Vau - Sample chapter
Toulon Area - Baou de Quatre Ouro, Citerne, Lierres, Mount Coudon, Fenouillet
Châteaudouble - Marinouns, Baou des Prannes, Rebouillon
Massif de l'Esterel
Gorge du Loup
Monaco Area - La Trinite, Peillon, Gorbio, La Turbie