Hang Gliding and Paragliding in the French Riviera

The hills and heights of the Cote d'Azur mountains allow for good thermals for hang gliders, paragliders, parapenters and parascenders. Find out the contact information for the Riviera's gliding clubs...

Training is available from professional teachers, recognised by the French Hang-gliding Federation (Fédération Française de Vol Libre) at approved gliding schools.

The launch must be made from an authorised, listed site; there are 40 launch sites in the Riviera. Popular paragliding sites include Gourdon and Roqubrune-Cap-Martin.

  • For information on French flying rules concerning non-powered aircraft: Click here

Further Information

  • Deltaplane: Website for hang-gliding enthusiasts (in French)
  • Parapente: Information on paragliding (in French)