The cliffs along the sunny Côte d’Azur, and area just inland, offer some of the best sport climbing found anywhere. The most famous venue is the magnificent Verdon Gorge with it walls of perfect limestone but this is only one of many great crags in the area. To the west is the beautiful Calanques with its amazing landscape, plus the spectacular Sainte Victoire. There are some great venues around Toulon, the sunniest city in France, plus there is the popular winter venue of Chateauvert and the less well known Esterel and Chateaudouble areas. Add in Saint Jeannet, Gorges du Loup and a selection of cliffs in the Nice area and you begin to see what an amazing amount of climbing the area has to offer.
2017 Edition - This book is a new edition of the book first published in 2010. It is presented in the new Rockfax format plus contains plenty of small amendments and changes although no new crags. Our advice is don't buy this book if you own the 2010 edition.
Les Calanques - Les Goudes, Sormiou, Morgiou, Luminy, En-Vau
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