Le Verdon, pays du Parapente !


The Verdon, paragliding country!
Discover the Verdon in a different way! Paraglide over the region’s most beautiful landscapes. Between Lac de Castillon, lavender fields, the Route Napoléon and open spaces, your tandem paragliding experience will be one to remember.

Le vol balade long
Baptême parapente

Sensations of Freedom

Soft and gentle

Cared for by professional teams and state-certified instructors, let yourself be gently carried along and share the feeling of freedom that comes with free flight. Paragliding is a unique way to discover the Verdon from the air!

➜ Paragliding baptism for children aged 4 and over and accessible for people with reduced mobility.

Les baptêmes en parapente

Types of flights...

Baptisms or tandem flights are done in tandem with an instructor who will let you feel all the sensations of paragliding during the flight (20 minutes).

Several paragliding baptisms are available, for thrill-seekers, those who have always dreamed of flying, lovers

To get off to a gentle start, we recommend the discovery flight , with very calm conditions enabling you to take full advantage of the landscapes in complete serenity.

For a second flight, or for the more adventurous in search of adrenalin, we recommend an ascending flight or sensations flight.

Don’t hesitate to contact the professionals to find out more about soaring and flying with vultures,

but also educational flights for a moment of sharing and understanding flying.

Did you know?

The“long stroll flight” not only allows you to fly longer, but also much higher!

Head in the clouds at no less than 500 metres above take-off!
A wordof advice for this flight: make sure you’re well covered!

Stages de parapente
Les stages de parapente

Paragliding courses

All our schools offer courses to help you learn Icarus’ dream in the best possible conditions. In complete confidence, with qualified and enthusiastic instructors, in places adapted to your needs, with school slopes, shuttles and adapted take-offs, everything is done to enable you to make the most of your time.

There are several courses on offer: beginners’ courses, advanced courses, special courses for young people aged 12 to 17, and handicapped courses. All that’s left to do is sign up.

3 good reasons to come to the Verdon

World-renowned site

The Chalvet flying site is listed as one of the ten best in the world.

Incredible view of the Gorges du Verdon

or Lac de Sainte-Croix! Above Europe’s largest canyon, with griffon vultures for companions, it’s a flight that can only fill you with wonder.

A thousand and one colors!

Discover incredible Provencal landscapes, from lavender blue to the black marl of the Asses valleys. A feast for the eyes!

Further information


For people with reduced mobility, you can enjoy safe flying with adapted equipment.


The launch sites offer free parking and access for people with reduced mobility.


Direct access to the Saint-André-les-Alpes weather station for the Mont Chalvet site.


For a successful flight :

  • wear casual clothes that allow you to run a few steps.
  • pants, a pair of sneakers and a fleece jacket or windbreaker.
  • depending on the season, sun cream, sunglasses or gloves.

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