There's more to this Euro country than just wine, cheese, and your French maid fantasy. If you're into any type of climbing (bouldering, sport, trad, alpine, ice), there are many world-class routes/problems to be had.
From the US: Save up your $ and ride in one of those fancy aeroplanes. Ask the pilot nicely to drop you off in Paris. Unless of course, you'd rather spend weeks at sea developing scurvy. I suggest the former.
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Bar Bitterique 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Europe
: Gorges Du Tarn
This is a short bouldery route in the Secteur Gullich, which is a small crag so named for the small pockets and gymnastic moves on the routes here. Bar Bitterique takes the center line up the steepest section of the wall and strings together a sequence of powerful, dynamic moves on small pockets with some strenuous clips along the way. A really nice climb and somewhat atypical for the Tarn....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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By Ben Bruestle
From: Pueblo, CO
Dec 31, 2008
The best place for gear and beta in Paris is at Au Vieux Campeur. The shop is located at 48 rue Ecoles, near the Maubert Mutualite bus/metro stop.
By Zach Alberts
From: Gap, Hautes-Alpes, France
Oct 6, 2012
If you're not planning on visiting Paris or bouldering in Font, there are closer and probably cheaper places to fly into than Paris. Look into Marsielle, Lyon or Geneva. Otherwise your looking at another 6+hrs of travel on the train or by car to get to the bulk of the climbing...train tickets can be expensive and by car you'd be traveling on toll roads, not to mention paying a hefty $8 a gallon for gas.