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France is an outstanding sporting destination...

Château de Chambord - Stronghold of fascinating hunting traditions


The French countryside is one of the prettiest in the world and a stronghold for many fascinating traditions. It is also the best destination for a gourmet and cultural holiday. No better season than fall or winter to discover Versailles, the Mont Saint Michel or the Loire Châteaux, with no tourist crowds. Provence or the Bordeaux vineyards offer also their best to the winter visitor.


A highly wife endorsed holiday...

We can say that hunting in France could be the perfect holiday for non hunting spouses. For instance we offer day trips from Paris, where non hunters can enjoy all the museums, shops and Parisian pleasures while sportsmen are afield. At the end of the day, all parties can meet again for dinner either in the countryside or in the city.


Hunter's license details below

Grand chiens français noir et blanc - By François Lebert -

All paintings on this website, courtesy of my good friend François Lebert. François lives and hunts on the estuary of the Loire not far from Couëron where young J.J. Audubon started his career. You will discover more illustrations along our pages, but you can click here to open François's website featuring European hunting scenes & African big game.

Hunting Licenses

Temporary French -compulsory- licenses are sold to foreign hunters

for a period of 3 or 9 days

Expats, can take several of these during the season.

The following documents are required:

1/ Photocopy of your own national hunting license, or shotgun certificate.

2/ Photocopy of your passport.


In average around 90 euros with regional variations. 
This price includes a compulsory French hunting insurance. A 2nd license during the same season would cost less because the insurance is valid for the year.

Whatever the reason, the license is never refund once it is done

License control for a hunter from Louisiana, before commencing a days roebuck stalking...


How to bring your shotgun...

Classic shotguns side barrels or over/under, are easy to clear and import. All air companies should be able to give details. Rifles are slightly more complicated. Double guns express rifles and one shot bolt action are the easiest to clear. Semi automatic rifles can be more complicated. Pump action shotguns are banned for public security reasons. All guns recalling for any reason, war or defense weapons are forbidden.

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