Explore natural water sites on your next French trip

Explore natural water sites on your next French trip

From tranquil lakes to towering gorges, France is a mecca of wild swimming spots and waterborne adventures. Stay close to the action with an Originals Hotel booking in reach of natural wonders and swimming lakes in France.

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Natural waterside wonders to explore

 

From the Verdon Gorges to the chiselled Calanques, France is awash with sublime natural wonders. Clear your mind and reinvigorate with fun-filled adventures like kayaking or climbing. With Occitanie hotels like Hotel Millau Sud, you’re moments from the Tarn Gorges, an epic landscape of staggering rocks. Try your hand at Gorges du Tarn climbing, canyoning or canoeing through breathtaking riverscapes. Back at base, Hotel Millau Sud provides a strikingly modern setting with excellent dining and bar facilities.

For peaceful natural beauty, Château de la Bégude is nestled on the outskirts of Nice and its famed beaches. Home to some of the most idyllic waterfalls in France, delightful plunging falls like Cascade de Courmes or Nice’s own Castle Hill viewpoint await. Hidden gems like Cascade Saut du Loup are the perfect spots to cool off. Back at the Château, guests are treated to scenic outdoor swimming amid stately gardens. The regal interiors complement your visit to your favourite waterfall in Nice, France.

 

Stay close to the best lakes in France for swimming

 

Wild swimming in fresh lakes and rivers offers a carefree alternative to crowded seasides. France is blessed by azure natural waters and artificial lakes with sandy shores. The Dordogne is one of the country’s most beloved rivers, providing still swimming experiences. With a base at Hotel Bordeaux Lac, Dordogne swimming is at your doorstep, or head to the man-made Bordeaux Lake nearby. The hotel provides charming views across glittering waters from its grounds and offers delectable dining options.

Natural lakeside spots deliver sublime family adventures. In Gréoux-les-Bains, Hotel Villa Borghese provides a dreamy, rural experience just moments from Lac d'Esparron and the aqua-blue Verdon River. Spend your day kayaking before returning for a Michelin-awarded meal at La Table de Pauline, or simply relax among the hotel’s greenery with a game of tennis. In Gironde, Hotel Lakeside overlooks the vibrant Biscarrosse, a hotspot for fishing and sailing. The hotel's restaurant provides gentle lake and forest views with trails leading directly to sandy beaches.

Book a thrilling waterside adventure with The Originals Hotels. From listless days beside warm swimming lakes to impressive vistas of cascading waterfalls, water offers fine French escapades.

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Parentis-en-Born , France

The Originals Boutique,
Hotel Lakeside
1482 Route du Lac, 40160 Parentis-en-Born

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  • 101 Health security
  • 11 WiFi
  • 19 Bycicle premises
  • 29 Air-conditioned room
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Opio , France

Hôtel Golf Château de la Bégude ,
The Originals Collection
Route de Roquefort, 6650 Opio

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  • 11 WiFi
  • 17 24h access by automatic teller
  • 19 Bycicle premises
  • 29 Air-conditioned room
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L'Hospitalet-du-Larzac , France

The Originals Access,
Hotel Millau South
(P'tit Dej-Hotel)
Aire du Larzac, 12230 L'Hospitalet-du-Larzac

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  • 101 Health security
  • 11 WiFi
  • 17 24h access by automatic teller
  • 29 Air-conditioned room
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Bruges , France

The Originals Access,
Hotel Bordeaux Lake
(P'tit Dej-Hotel)
51 Rue Daugere, 33520 Bruges

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  • 101 Health security
  • 11 WiFi
  • 17 24h access by automatic teller
  • 29 Air-conditioned room
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Gréoux-les-Bains , France

Villa Borghese,
The Originals Relais
(Relais du Silence)
Avenue des Thermes Route de Riez, 4800 Gréoux-les-Bains

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  • 11 WiFi
  • 9 Free hotel car park
  • 13 Pets admitted
  • 45 Restaurant

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