Wild Swimming France

"Swim beneath the great châteaux of the Loire and plunge into the azure-blue pools of Provence. relax in the secret hot springs of the Pyrenees and discover the unspoilt crater lakes of the Mont-Dore."--Back cover.

Author: Daniel Start

Publisher: Wild Things

ISBN: 9780957157309

Category: France

Page: 256

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"Swim beneath the great châteaux of the Loire and plunge into the azure-blue pools of Provence. relax in the secret hot springs of the Pyrenees and discover the unspoilt crater lakes of the Mont-Dore."--Back cover.

Wild Swimming France Second Edition

This fun packed guide combines engaging travel writing with stunning photography to lure you off the beaten track to over 700 amazing locations.

Author: Daniel Start

Publisher: Wild Things Publishing

ISBN: 9781910636244

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

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Following the huge success of Wild Swimming France (2012) Daniel Start returns with a dazzling new and updated edition, including 250 new locations, and coverage of Limousin, Perigord, Aquitaine, Auvergne, Normandy and Bourgogne. - Dip in to the emerald-green plunge pools of Provence and swim beneath the great châteaux of the Loire and Dordogne. - Discover the unspoilt crater lakes of the Massif Central or relax in secluded hot springs in the woodlands of the Pyrénées. France has one of the most diverse and magnificent landscapes in Europe - with a cuisine and culture to match. Its rivers, lakes and waterfalls are the cleanest in Europe and its summers reliably hot - and all just a train ride away. This fun packed guide combines engaging travel writing with stunning photography to lure you off the beaten track to over 700 amazing locations.

Swim Wild and Free

swim. wild. On a trip to France once, I asked a local for advice about where to swim. He told me to look for the 'baignade interdite' sign. I followed a winding footpath alongside a stream until I found a spot where it opened up into ...

Author: Simon Griffiths

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1399400428

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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This is the ultimate practical guide to get you swimming outdoors, 365 days a year. Outdoor swimming can be enjoyed by everyone and we can all experience the physical and mental benefits it offers. The term outdoor swimming covers a range of activities from wild swimming (swimming in unsupervised, natural locations), open water swimming (often associated with races and events) to winter swimming and marathon swimming (long distance swimming challenges). The Outdoor Swimmer's Handbook provides the essential information every swimmer needs to know to embrace and enjoy all these activities as well as how to access the myriad health benefits of immersion in natural waters. Learn how to get started, what kit you will need, how to swim in different bodies of water (sea, river lake or pond?) and, most importantly, how to stay safe in the water. There is also dedicated material on cold-water swimming, to enable you to continue swimming in the colder months, which many people say is the best time of year for outdoor swimming. For those wanting to take things further, there is information on swimming adventures plus advice on how to become a stronger swimmer and how to train for your next swimming challenge. As well as a how-to guide, this book is also a celebration of the joy of outdoor swimming and the wonderful benefits it has for your health and well-being. You will find case studies from people with a wide range of backgrounds who have embraced the outdoor swimming lifestyle, including people living with physical disabilities and mental health challenges, and look at the difference it has made to their lives.

The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming

channel crossings – from England to France, across the extreme SwImmerS ◇ There are some swimmers whose achievements I look upon with awe and wonder. Their swimming adventures are on the grandest scale, requiring huge commitments of ...

Author: Tessa Wardley

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 178240628X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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"Tessa Wardley is a keen and knowledgeable guide” - Times Literary Supplement The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming explores how swimming in rivers, lakes, and seas is the very epitome of conscious living. Zen-seeker Tessa Wardley reconnects the physical and spiritual cycles of life to the changing seasons and flow of wild waters worldwide and leads the reader on to a mindful journey through the natural world. With expert insight and personal anecdote, she shares a sparkling clarity on why our relationship with open water is so fundamental to pure wellbeing, and reveals how wild swimming can be the ultimate Zen meditation.

Take the Slow Road France

Inspirational Journeys Round France by Camper Van and Motorhome Martin Dorey. ROUTE Alternative ending 09 If you want to really get a taste of the mountains on this ... There is some good wild swimming to be had at one of the falls.

Author: Martin Dorey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844865894

Category: Transportation

Page: 368

View: 767

Forget hurrying. Forget putting your foot down and racing through sweeping bends. Forget the understeer (whatever that is). Forget the blur of a life lived too fast. This is a look at taking life slowly. It's about taking the time to enjoy journeys and places for their own sake. It's about stopping and putting the kettle on. Stopping to take a picture. Stopping to enjoy stopping. How are you going to do it? In a camper van or a motorhome, of course. In this book we define the best driving routes around France for camper vans and motorhomes. We show you the coolest places to stay, what to see, what to do and explain why it's special. We meander around France on the most breathtaking roads, chugging up mountain passes and pootling along the coast. We show you stuff that's fun, often free. We include the best drives for different kinds of drivers; for walkers, wine-quaffers, climbers and skiers. We include the steepest, the bendiest, the most picturesque and most interesting. And you don't even have to own a camper van or motorhome – we'll tell you the many places you can rent one to take you on the journey. All of this is interspersed with beautiful photos, handy maps and quirky travel writing from the king of camper vans and motorhomes, Martin Dorey. So if all you want to do is flick through it on a cold day and plan your next outing, you'll be transported (albeit slowly) to vineyards, beaches, mountains and highways that make you want to turn the key and go, go, go!

The Rough Guide to France

Here are their (off-the-beaten-track) highlights: Wild swimming The iconic Pont d'Arc, a natural limestone arch spanning the River Ardeche, forms a magnificent backdrop for a river swim. Must-see masterpiece The Romanesque carving of ...

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Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409325385

Category: Travel

Page: 1064

View: 845

The Rough Guide to France is the ultimate travel guide to this varied and beautiful country. With clear, full-colour maps, stunning photographs and detailed coverage of all the best French attractions, this book is packed with essential and extensive practical advice on what to see and do. Find plenty of tips on exploring the country's remarkable landscapes, from the snowy slopes of the Alps and the watery plains of the Camargue to the vibrant metropolis of Paris and the glamour of the glitzy Côte d'Azur. There's plenty of authoritative and enlightening background information, too, covering subjects such as France's stormy history, the tastiest food to try and the finest wines to quaff. You can rely on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, restaurants and shops in France for all budgets. Reliable, informed and exceptionally good-looking, The Rough Guide to France is your vital travelling companion. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to France. Now available in ePub format.

The Rough Guide to France Travel Guide eBook

Wild swimming The iconic Pont d'Arc, a natural limestone arch spanning the River Ardèche, forms a magnificent backdrop for a river swim. Must-see masterpiece The Romanesque carving of Isaiah in Souillac's twelfth-century Church of ...

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241263697

Category: Travel

Page: 1064

View: 476

Now in its fourteenth edition, The Rough Guide to France is brimming with carefully curated information and inspiration to help you squeeze every last drop out of your Gallic gallivanting. Whether it's making like a movie star in Cannes, following in Jeanne d'Arc's footsteps in medieval Rouen, cycling the Loire châteaux, brushing up on Impressionism or hitting Corsica's rugged GR20 hiking trail, Rough Guides' expert insights and gorgeous photos give you everything you need to embark on your Francophile dream. And with France being the world's gastronomic capital, we've got the lowdown on all the foodie fun, from Parisian neo-bistros and Lyon bouchons to champagne-quaffing in Épernay and Périgord's hearty country cooking. Full-colour maps throughout - at regional and city level - ensure you won't lose your way, however dazzled you are by France's riches. There are also suggested itineraries to help with planning, plus in-depth sections of illuminating historical context and cultural background. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to France.

The Pyrenees Rough Guides Snapshot France

Wild swimming in the summer months is a more than appealing prospect. To get here, turn north from Mont Louis and from there it's well signposted. < Back to The Eastern Pyrenees FRANCE BASICS Getting there ...

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241276764

Category: Travel

Page: 84

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The Rough Guides Snapshot France: the Pyrenees is the ultimate travel guide to this mountainous region, and also includes coverage of the beguiling Basque country. It leads you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from surfing big waves in Biarritz and inspecting pre-historic paintings in the Ariège valley to taking a trip on the charming Petit Train Jaune and exploring dramatic Cathar castles in the Corbières. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot France: the Pyrenees also covers Pau, Lourdes, the Vallée d'Aspe and Vallée d'Ossau, the Cirque de Gavarnie, the Comminges, the Val d'Ariège and Vallée de l'Aude, the Pays de Sault, Roussillon, Perpignan, the Côte Vermeille and the Vallée de Tech. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to France, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the country, including transport, food, drink, costs, health and festivals. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to France. The Rough Guides Snapshot France: the Pyrenees is equivalent to 84 printed pages.

The Bookseller s Tale

A likeable, witty scholar, he particularly loved music and wild swimming. Appointed French Ambassador to Venice, he fell in love with Elena, a local girl, to whom he wrote fine Latin poems. On his return to France, the King personally ...

Author: Martin Latham

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141991240

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 525

A SPECTATOR AND EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 'A joy. Each chapter instantly became my favourite' David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas 'Wonderful' Lucy Mangan 'The right book has a neverendingness, and so does the right bookshop.' This is the story of our love affair with books, whether we arrange them on our shelves, inhale their smell, scrawl in their margins or just curl up with them in bed. Taking us on a journey through comfort reads, street book stalls, mythical libraries, itinerant pedlars, radical pamphleteers, extraordinary bookshop customers and fanatical collectors, Canterbury bookseller Martin Latham uncovers the curious history of our book obsession - and his own. Part cultural history, part literary love letter and part reluctant memoir, this is the tale of one bookseller and many, many books. 'If ferreting through bookshops is your idea of heaven, you'll get the same pleasure from this treasure trove of a book' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express

The Architecture of Bathing

The Wild Swimming book series maps free swimming spaces in France , Italy , Spain , and the UK . The series intersects a broader international movement of wild bathing as a form of swimming. SWEAT LODGE : HEALING TRANSGRESSIONS 369.

Author: Christie Pearson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262044218

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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A celebration of communal bathing—swimming pools, saunas, beaches, ritual baths, sweat lodges, and more—viewed through the lens of architecture and landscape. We enter the public pool, the sauna, or the beach with a heightened awareness of our bodies and the bodies of others. The phenomenology of bathing opens all of our senses toward the physical world entwined with the social, while the history of bathing is one of shared space, in both natural and built environments. In The Architecture of Bathing, Christie Pearson offers a unique examination of communal bathing and its history from the perspective of architecture and landscape. Engagingly written and richly illustrated, with more than 260 illustrations, many in color, The Architecture of Bathing offers a celebration of spaces in which public and private, sacred and profane, ritual and habitual, pure and impure, nature and culture commingle. Pearson takes a wide-ranging view of her subject, drawing on architecture, art, and literary works. Each chapter is structured around an architectural typology and explores an accompanying theme—for example, tub, sensuality; river, flow; waterfall, rejuvenation; and banya, immersion. Offering examples, introducing relevant theory, and recounting personal experiences, Pearson effortlessly combines a practitioner's zest with astonishing erudition. As she examines these forms, we see that they are inextricable from landscapes, bodily practices, and cultural production. Looking more closely, we experience architecture itself as an immersive material and social space, embedded inthe interdependent environmental and cultural fabric of our world.