Underappreciated Activities for People Living in France

It’s easy to see why you would want to live in France. However, you can get into a rut wherever you live. If you find yourself feeling uninspired by your day-to-day routines, it might be time to try something new.

It’s easy to see why you would want to live in France. The rich history, the Eiffel Tower, delicious pastries, beautiful language, and scenic countryside are enough to draw anyone in. However, you can get into a rut wherever you live. If you find yourself feeling uninspired by your day-to-day routines, it might be time to try something new.

There is plenty to do in France outside the typical activities you might usually enjoy. Plus, trying new things might open you up to new interests you didn’t even know you had. It turns out that France is a great place for history buffs, treasure hunters, artists, athletes, and those who enjoy rural life.

You can do it all in France — so why not stray off the beaten path a bit and try something new? Whether you’re breathing new life into a common activity, exploring a new area of France you’ve never seen before, or trying something brand new, you will likely feel invigorated and refreshed as you deviate from your normal routine.

Take a Road Trip

A road trip is a great way to get a change of scenery and see a new area of France. You can load up your family and friends in a van, hit the open road, and find yourself in any number of incredible locations in France.

As part of one of the most popular international relocation destinations, France has no shortage of amazing places to see. Plus, with a little digging, you can find someplace that’s a bit off the beaten path and allow yourself to escape the summer crowds that can feel overwhelming.

Leave the touristy cities and busy beaches behind and check out more rural or lesser-known areas of the country. Or perhaps you’d rather go on a historical or literary history tour. You can suit your road trip to your interests pretty easily with a little bit of research.

France is an amazing place for many reasons. Why wouldn’t you want to know as much of it as possible? Taking a road trip to a lesser-known area can help you uncover more reasons why France is one of the best places in the world.

Reimagine the Beach

Going to the beach might not seem like a new and unusual activity, but it can be when you look at it as more than swimming in the waves and tanning on the sand. There are lots of other things to do at the beach that can help you enjoy it in a new way.

One thing you might try is horseback riding on the beaches of France. You can go on a horseback riding tour if you’re new to the sport, or take off on your own if you feel comfortable and confident. Experiencing a French beach on horseback is an amazing and unique experience that will likely be more memorable than your normal beach activities.

Since France is full of so many historical treasures, metal detecting on the beaches is a very popular activity that you may have never tried as well. Scan the beach in a grid-like pattern with your metal detector for best results.

On days when swimming is prohibited on certain beaches, you don’t have to stay home. Instead, take your metal detector out for a spin. You never know what you might find. Just don’t forget to report what you find to the proper authorities if you happen to uncover a national treasure!

If you’re looking for something a bit more thrilling and active, you might enjoy an activity like jet skiing or boating. These activities allow you to see the beautiful beaches of France from a fresh perspective. No matter which activity spikes your interest the most, there’s no denying that there are endless ways to reimagine the beach and bring excitement into your life.

Regardless of which activity you choose, be mindful to protect yourself from the sun’s rays. If you get a sunburn, be sure to apply some aloe vera gel or other soothing remedies to mitigate the effects. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and lip balm can help you remember your sunny days in France for the thrilling activities and views — and not for the painful side effects afterwards.

Explore by Bicycle

Exploring France by bicycle is an incredible way to see the country in a unique way. Not only is it an affordable way to get around and help you save money, it’s also a great activity for both your physical and mental health.

Exploring by bicycle forces you to slow down, take in your surroundings, and visit areas you likely wouldn’t if you were driving in a car. Perhaps you’ll bike to a farm or restaurant in rural France, find a new stretch of coastline, or discover a new favourite outdoor cafe. You might even spot wildlife like a sunbathing seal, making your trip all the more memorable.

Whether you take your bicycle out for the day, one night, or a week, you will probably discover a whole new appreciation for the country of France and the beautiful landscapes and culture that it offers.

With so much to do and appreciate, there’s no reason to stick to the same old activities and routines. Why not spice things up and try something new? Taking a road trip, trying out new activities at the beach, and exploring by bicycle can be fresh ways to enjoy the country.


Guest article by Devin Morrissey