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Walk your way to better French!

Created: Monday, 11 June 2018 Written by Julie Savill

Walking is a passion in France.  Clubs abound and I decided to join the local group (look for Randonées in local papers or websites).  We met in a carpark and off we went. Talking and walking is the name of the game and it's a great way to practice your French and get a bit fitter into the bargain.  I timed it to do most of the talking on the flat or the downhills and became a good listener on the inclines.

Walks are organised on several days a week and you can choose a group that walks at your pace - look out for the kilometres per hour for your local walks. 

Essentials:

Well-fitting quality walking shoes or trainers

Water bottle (more serious walkers have 'camelback' type water rucksacks with built-in straw so they don't break stride when drinking)

Waterproofs for those showery days

Check if dogs are welcome - it varies from group to group

For your nearest randonées check out this website

Some of our favourite walks are in the Tarn. Click here for properties with great walks nearby