Sea walks in France: sport for body and soul

The water ‘sport’ of longe-côte is gaining popularity in many coastal areas of France. But just what is it?

You may not have heard of the coastal ‘sport’ of Longe-Côte, but you will find more than 100 clubs dotted across French resorts by the North Sea, English Channel, Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

It consists of walking in the sea with the water coming up to a level between the hips and sternum.

It is practised all year round, even in the north, with wetsuits in winter, and has evolved to become both an amateur pursuit and a competitive sport which saw the 5th Championnat de France de Longe-Cô ...

To read the remaining 85% of this article, you need to either

Subscribe now to The Connexion and benefit from access to our archived articles since 2006

Freedom Subscription

Pay every three months. Our most flexible subscription.

Automatic renewal, cancel anytime

1 Year Subscription (12 editions)

1 year of great reading in print and online

Automatic renewal, cancel anytime

Digital Subscription (1 Year) (Our best value offer)

1 year of great reading online *no paper*

Automatic renewal, cancel anytime

More articles from French Life
More articles from Connexion France
Other articles that may interest you

Loading some business profiles...

Loading some classifieds...