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15 spots where to skydive in France

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You know it now, France has a multitude of landscapes, each one more beautiful than the other. And to discover them, what better than to take a little height during a parachute jump ?

Admiring them from the air offers another point of view on our regions, and will allow you to appreciate all their diversity. Between the snow-capped peaks, the verdant forests, the coasts of the coast or the cities, the choice is not lacking!

Lovers of thrills and thrills , this article is for you. I suggest you take the plunge and try your hand at parachute jumping. To the tandem parachute jump to be precise!

An extraordinary experience , which you could proudly put on your checklist of things to do at least once in a lifetime. And if it’s not for you, it’s still a great gift idea for a thrill lover!

I made you a small selection of the most beautiful places to make a parachute jump in France.

What is a parachute jump?

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Tandem

Parachute jumping is one of the outdoor activities that combines thrills and pleasure. It is practiced throughout France, offering a vast possibility of discovering our landscapes, and is accessible to all (under certain conditions of course).

We are talking here about a tandem parachute jump , that is to say with a parachuting instructor attached to you. The tandem parachute has this practicality that it does not require any prior training , and allows you to fully enjoy the feeling of falling.

The course of activities is often the same regardless of the skydiving center in France. An introduction to tandem parachute jumping is given by the instructor for about fifteen minutes.

Once boarded a plane, there are 20 minutes of flight during which it climbs to an altitude of 4000m . And it’s off to the big leap! At a speed of around 200 km/h , the sensation of falling is striking!

The instructor opens the parachute at about 1500 meters altitude . It will then take about ten minutes of flight before landing gently .

Activity very supervised by the French federation of parachuting, there are all the time some prerogatives to respect in order to jump to carry out a parachute jump in complete safety.

You will necessarily need a certificate of no contraindication to the practice of this sport for example . In addition, if it is not necessary to have PAC training to practice jumping, it is imperative to attend the preliminary briefing given by a monitor or an instructor during which you are presented with the equipment and the procedure. of the activity.

15 spots where to skydive in France

Parachute jump in Gap Tallard

Our parachute jumping tour of France begins in the Hautes Alpes, near Grenoble . In this region blessed by the weather, this activity is a must! Between the Alps and the Mediterranean coast, the Gap Tallard airfield is an ideal playground for high-flying activities and tandem parachuting.

Once arrived, the reception is done by professionals for a 10min brief: details of the activity, positions to adopt, equipment… everything is reviewed before boarding the plane.

It then rises to 4000m in 15 min. Once in hover, the monitor clings to you, opens the door of the plane… and jumps! 50 seconds of freefall, at 200km/h! At an altitude of 1500m, he opens the sail, and it will then be time to enjoy 10 minutes of spectacular spectacle, flying over the PACA region, before landing.

Additional info:

  • Price: from 265€
  • Duration: count 1h30
  • Medical certificate: required
  • Weight/age/height conditions: activity reserved for people weighing between 40 and 90 kg dressed, from 1m40 to 2m10, from 12 years old at least

Parachute jump near Amiens

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In Péronne , not far from Amiens, is one of the closest airfields to the Paris region, an ideal spot for a tandem parachute jump. Before your eyes, the wide expanses of the region’s fields pass by. Supervised by seasoned and welcoming professionals, you are sure to have a good time !

On the ground, the instructors will explain the basic rules of a tandem jump, the course of the flight and the right gestures to have. Once equipped, you board the plane which rises to 3500 m above the ground in 10 minutes.

Once securely attached to your monitor, it’s time to take the plunge. The descent lasts 45 seconds, at 200 km/h. The parachute deploys 1500m above the ground and you can then admire the view before the descent. I also recommend my article on first flights in France !

 

Additional info:

  • Rates : 240€
  • Duration: allow a good hour and a half.
  • Medical certificate: required
  • Weight/age/height conditions: activity reserved for people weighing between 45 and 90 kg dressed, from 1m45 to 2m, 15 years old at least.

Parachute jump near Bordeaux

Head to the South West and its Atlantic beaches for this direct jump from Soulac sur Mer aerodrome near Bordeaux . The Dune du Pilat seen from above, admit that it’s a dream, isn’t it? An exceptional setting between land and ocean to make the most of the sensations.

To perform this tandem parachute jump, you will be welcomed and briefed on site on the BA-BA of parachuting. Then head for the plane for a 20-minute ride along the coast during which it rises to about 3500 meters.

After 45 seconds of jumping , take advantage of a ten-minute flight during which you can admire the tip of the Médoc, Royan, the Bordeaux vineyards… a delight! All supervised by a team at the top of course!

And if you wish, you can also choose the option of landing not at the departure airport but with your feet in the sand! A nice little option to add if you want to offer a tandem parachute jump to a friend!

 

Additional info:

  • Rates : 270€
  • Duration: allow 2 hours
  • Medical certificate: required
  • Weight/age/height conditions: activity reserved for people weighing between 40 and 95 kg dressed , 14 years old at least

Parachute jump near Etretat

Undoubtedly a paradise for lovers of tandem skydiving! Normandy offers a grandiose landscape for a tandem jump with its beaches and its famous white cliffs sinking into the sea .

The cliff of Aval, in the shape of an arch, is the most impressive of all. If you are passing through the region and want to test free fall, this is the ideal place!

The team welcomes you for a 10-minute briefing on the basics of tandem skydiving. Once well equipped, the plane will take you up to 3500 meters above sea level.

It is from this height that, attached to your instructor, you jump in free fall for 40 seconds, before enjoying 8 minutes of gliding in this idyllic setting. Thrills guaranteed!

 

Additional info:

  • Rates : 349€
  • Duration: allow at least 2 hours, briefing, flight time and jump included.
  • Medical certificate: required
  • Weight/age/height conditions: activity reserved for people weighing a maximum of 90 kg, over 1m40, and at least 15 years old.

Parachute jump near Lyon

For a 100% outdoor adventure around Lyon , you will be welcomed at the Saint Léger sur Roanne aerodrome. From there is offered to you the most beautiful one on the region, its surrounding villages, and even the edges of the Loire towards Roanne.

It is a privileged landmark for lovers of free fall and tandem parachute in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Once briefed by the instructor who will accompany you all the way and equipped with the perfect skydiver’s gear, head to an altitude of 3300 meters aboard the plane, from where you will take the plunge!

40 seconds of falling at 200 km/h, a unique moment. Once past the 1500 meter mark, your instructor will open the parachute, to let you enjoy the view for 10 minutes of descent under sail before returning to the ground.

 

Additional info:

  • Rates : 269€
  • Duration: 2 hours with preparation time
  • Medical certificate: required
  • Weight/age/height conditions: activity reserved for people weighing a maximum of 95 kg fully clothed, from 12 years old.

Parachute jump Mont Saint Michel

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What could be better for a first parachute jump than a magnificent view of lower Normandy and Mont Saint Michel , the grail of parachutists! Being able to admire this monument and its surroundings from the air is a real privilege, and if it’s not for you, it’s a great gift box idea!

A caring team will take care of preparing you , from your arrival on the site to the fateful moment of the big jump. It is at 3300 meters of altitude that hanging on to your monitor, you will be able to jump and discover the extreme sensations of jumping, at 200 km/h, going straight towards the ground.

Once you have reached an altitude of 1500 meters and the sail deployed, catch your breath and admire the panorama offered by the bay and the emblematic Mont Saint Michel. An unforgettable experience between Brittany and Normandy!

 

Additional info:

  • Rate : 376€
  • Duration: count 1h30
  • Medical certificate: required
  • Minimum weight/age/height: activity reserved for people weighing a maximum of 90 kg dressed, at least 1m40 tall and at least 15 years old.

Skydiving Chalon-sur-Saone

Welcome to Châlon sur Saône , in Burgundy, for this tandem parachute jump! Region renowned for its gastronomy, its green landscapes, it also offers the possibility of seeing yourself from the air if you wish to parachute during your visit to the region.

Supervised by a team of experienced professionals, you will be prepared before boarding the plane. Once it is at 4000 meters above sea level, your instructor clings to you thanks to the safety harnesses before taking the plunge.

40 seconds of free fall, a good rush of adrenaline and 10 minutes of flying under canopy later, it’s a very soft landing that will allow you to find solid ground, unforgettable images in your head!

 

Additional info:

  • Rates : 265€
  • Duration: count 1h30
  • Medical certificate: required
  • Minimum weight/age/height: activity reserved for people weighing a maximum of 90 kg fully clothed, from 15 years old.

Parachute jump near Pau

From the Lasclaverie aerodrome , enjoy a breathtaking view of the Pyrenees mountains. It is the ideal spot for a parachute jump in the middle of nature. A top team will welcome you in a good mood to prepare you for this extraordinary experience.

Once on board the plane, it rises to an altitude of 4000 meters. Once in position and well attached to your monitor, take a deep breath and launch yourself into the void for a maximum adrenaline rush!

Once the 40 seconds of free fall have passed, you can enjoy the landscapes and the view of the Pyrenean mountains during the remaining 10 minutes of flight, before landing not far from the starting point.

 

Additional info:

  • Rates : 260€
  • Duration: 1h30, all included
  • Medical certificate: required
  • Minimum weight/age/height: activity reserved for people weighing a maximum of 90 kg fully clothed and at least 15 years old.

Parachute jump in Dijon

Back in Bourgogne Franche-Comté, take advantage of a visit to the Dijon region to skydive and add a dose of thrills to your stay! This time, it’s a breathtaking view of the city, city of a hundred steeples that you can admire, as well as the surrounding vineyards.

In this center, the briefing lasts 30 minutes, in order to equip you with a harness and goggles and to prepare you to jump: operation of the parachute, positions to adopt during the flight… nothing is left to chance!

The rise of the plane to the drop point is done in 20 minutes during which you will be able to discover the landscape and the region. Once the plane is in position at 3000 meters above the ground, at the GO of the monitor, let’s go for the big thrill! 1500 meters of fall at 200 km/h, just that! you can then take advantage of the descent under sail to really appreciate the landscape and relax!

 

Additional info:

  • Rates : 275€
  • Duration: allow half a day to be quiet
  • Medical certificate: required
  • Minimum weight/age/height: activity reserved for people weighing between 45 and 90 kg, measuring 1m50 at least, from 15 years old.

Parachute jump near La Rochelle

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Parachute jump

The Charente-Maritime offers a fantastic panorama for a tandem jump. Between the view of the island of Oléron, the island of Aix, Fort Boyard, it is a magnificent and privileged setting to discover these emblematic landscapes of France in a different way. Take-off takes place not far from La Rochelle .

The briefing at the aerodrome lasts about ten minutes and is given by certified instructors. Once installed in the plane for a flight of 20 minutes during which you will be able to discover the surroundings, you will reach the 3500 meters of altitude, starting point of your jump.

This will be followed by 50 seconds of free fall, followed by the opening of the wing, then about ten minutes of flight before landing.

 

Additional info:

  • Rates : 275€
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Medical certificate: required
  • Minimum weight/age/height: activity reserved for people weighing 95 kg maximum, measuring less than 1m90, from 15 years old.

Parachute jump near Narbonne

Does the Mediterranean seen from above tempt you? I’ll meet you at Narbonne aerodrome , in Languedoc Roussillon, to admire the sea from the sky. The sea… and also the Aude, the eponymous river of the Aude region. On a beautiful sunny day, it would be a shame to miss such a great opportunity to skydive!

To prepare for your tandem jump, you will be entitled to a 20-minute briefing, the time for you to be unbeatable on the positions to adopt, to know your equipment, then to put on your suit and your safety harness, necessary to allow the monitor to cling to you.

You will then be led to the plane which rises more than 3500 meters above the ground. Once in the drop zone, the door opens and a few seconds later, you rush into the void for a fall at more than 230 km/h!

It is only at an altitude of 1500 meters that you will finally be able to catch your breath and enjoy the view of the sea before landing.

 

Additional info:

  • Rates : 249€
  • Duration: count 1h30 briefing included
  • Medical certificate: required
  • Minimum weight/age/height: activity reserved for people weighing 95 kg maximum, and being at least 12 years old.

Parachute jump near Paris 

Peronne

I told you earlier about the Péronne aerodrome, ideal if you want to jump in the Amiens region, but it is also one of the closest aerodromes to Paris where you can practice parachute jumping.

For maximum sensations, some partners offer to jump from even higher than the traditional 4000 meters!

Here, the briefing lasts 15 minutes, seasoned high aerobatics professionals ensure that nothing is left out so that you can make the most of the experience.

The plane you are in will reach 4200 meters before the door opens and you soar into the air. The longer the fall: almost a full minute, and the better the feeling!

To immortalize this moment, a team can be present if you wish to film or take photos throughout the duration of the jump. Ideal for a gift box, isn’t it!

 

Additional info:

  • Rates : 270€
  • Duration: count half a day.
  • Medical certificate: required
  • Minimum weight/age/height: activity reserved for people weighing 95 kg maximum. For those under 18, the presence of a parent is mandatory.

Saint Florentine

Between Paris and Auxerres in Yonne, the Chéu Saint Florentin aerodrome is waiting for you to discover this extraordinary experience! Close to Paris, it has the advantage of being very well served by a TER line from Paris-Bercy. You can therefore easily make the round trip during the day.

It’s your jumping partner who welcomes you on the tarmac of the airfield and trains you, before getting you into the new CESSNA 208 B, the brand new current largest carrier with 21 seats!

Once at a height of 4000 meters, the door opens onto a panoramic view that you will have a few seconds to admire… before the big jump! Once past the leech and with the sail open, you can really enjoy the view of the surrounding Chablis hillsides before returning to dry land… and your spirits!

 

Additional info:

  • Rates : 240€
  • Duration: allow half a day on site.
  • Medical certificate: required
  • Minimum weight/age/height: activity reserved for people weighing between 40 and 90 kg, from 15 years old.

Parachute jump in Royan

Between Oléron and the Gironde estuary, the Royan spot allows you to enjoy one of the most beautiful landscapes in France from the air. The Atlantic coast seen from the sky, one of the most beautiful ways to discover this seaside resort that is Royan and the view of the white sand beaches!

This tandem jump made with a skydiving instructor with many jumps to his credit will allow you to focus solely on the pleasure of the fall, the flight, and the landscape.

15 minutes of briefing, 20 minutes of flight from a Pilatus Porter to the drop point at 4200 meters above sea level, and 50 seconds of descent at 200 km/h: this is what awaits you for this extraordinary day. Strong sensations guaranteed, which should normally give you only one desire: to jump again as quickly as possible!

 

Additional info:

  • Rates : 275€
  • Duration: allow half a day
  • Medical certificate: required
  • Minimum weight/age/height: activity reserved for people weighing 95 kg maximum, and being at least 15 years old.

Skydiving in the Dordogne

It is near Sarlat that we will end this tour of France of the most beautiful parachute jumps. The aerodrome is located in Domme , in the Dordogne. This region classified as a nature reserve has enough to dazzle more than one, between its cliffs, its castles, and the many treasures of Périgord.

What could be better than flying over this region to discover all its beauty?

The whole skydiving team will be waiting for you on the tarmac to train and prepare you for 15 minutes. Take a seat aboard the plane which will rise to 3500 meters above sea level, before taking full advantage of a 50-second free fall.

The parachute finally opens for a canopy flight from 1500 meters, for a leisurely ride in the air of 10 minutes time to land quietly on the ground.

 

Additional info:

  • Rates : 265€
  • Duration: plan half a day
  • Medical certificate: required
  • Minimum weight/age/height: activity reserved for people weighing a maximum of 90 kg. Parental authorization is required for minors.

Free fall simulator near Paris Ouest

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Ok, it’s not exactly the same thing! But no offense to true skydiving aficionados, the simulator is an original way to test the feeling of falling!

If you don’t feel ready to take the big dive right away and want to get a taste of the sensations (to prepare for a future first jump that your friends would have had the good idea to offer you, for example!) c is the ideal.