This year will be the 30th edition of "The nights of the Stars" festival sponsored by the French Astronomical Association.
From August 6 to 8, 2021, you are invited to observe the sky, the Milky Way, the
constellations but especially the shooting stars.
Hiking is an opportunity to share memorable moments with family, partner or friends. For a successful trip, you must adapt your hiking plans to those you’re with: what a child wants isn’t the same as what a group of friends would be looking for. Follow our tips and suggestions for places to go for an unforgettable experience, with your children, your other half or your group of friends!
No matter what the season, it is very important to prepare your hike properly: your equipment and route. It is even more essential if you wish to go during a season when weather is changeable. Even if it is a day or half-day hike, good preparation is necessary: weather forecast, choice of the route and equipment.
Sunglasses - like regular glasses - must be cleaned with care, using special products to avoid scratching the lenses and prevent blurry vision caused by streaks. Find out the best way to clean your glasses by following our advice!
Did you know that simply relieving yourself in the woods can contaminate streams? With the development of diseases such as giardia and the increasing number of little piles of toilet paper beside the trails, let's look closer at this sanitary issue that is all too often not mentioned.
Did you know that only one in two hikers in France has poles? Yet several studies have demonstrated the importance and effectiveness of hiking with poles. They're as important as a helmet for skiing or cycling. This article shows how important poles are for hiking. It's mostly a question of safety and protection for your joints.
So, you've chosen your mountain walking backpack, you've loaded it up and you're ready to head off up to the mountain peaks?
Not quite. You still have one detail to sort out before you make the most of your outing: you need to adjust your backpack.
How? Follow the guide!
Hiking in the spring and autumn offers some wonderful surprises, and it would be a shame to miss out on them for fear of getting caught out in the rain! When the weather is changeable, the footpaths are less busy, so you may as well get the equipment to withstand the weather and enjoy it. Warning, check that the weather isn't threatening either!
My name is Jeremy and I am the proud owner of Soka, a Siberian husky. I'm going to tell you all about my experiences of hiking with your dog in the summer, or what we call "dog-led hiking” and why I love it so much. Unlike a stroll or walk, when you go on a dog-led hike, your 4-legged friend is attached to you in a leading position. Here are some tips for getting started and exploring walking trails with your dog.
Find out about trail grading so you can find a hike to suit your level! The French Hiking Federation has developed a trail grading system based on 3 different criteria: effort required, technical difficult and risk involved.