France, regarding to its huge canal and river waterways, is a superb canoeing and rafting country. In almost every river, you will find canoes for rent and organizing excursions.
Places for canoeing and rafting :
Canoes can be rented on many rivers. Some of the most beautiful are in the south west (Dordogne, Lot and Tarn) and Ardèche.
Rafting is very common in mountains areas :
* Massif central (in the centre of the country)
* Pyrenees (in the south west) near Spain
* French alps, with many gorges and ravines