Coupe Icare (Icarus Cup) 2019

When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 - Sunday, September 22, 2019
Paragliding - Photo by: Btklamf [Via morguefile.com]
Paragliding
Photo by: Btklamf [Via morguefile.com]

Once a year, in mid September, the international festival COUPE ICARE takes place in Saint-Hilaire du Touvet, a small town in the French Alps near Grenoble. Competitions of air skiing are held and the winner takes the festival,s cup.

The competitors jump from the cliff above the green valley wearing colorful cloths or costumes.

The festival attracts lovers of skiing and diving. In addition, international exhibitions of diving and skiing equipments are presented as well as professional movies about surfing, competitions of designing surfboards and lovely street shows.

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Saint-Hilaire du Touve and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
Accommodations around Saint-Hilaire du Touve:
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IMPORTANT !
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.

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Contact details:
Coupe Icare.org Office de Tourisme 38660 SAINT HILAIRE DU TOUVET (in the Alps) 
FRANCE 
Tel: 04 76 08 33 99 (Office de Tourisme)
Contact Email:

Country Information

Capital:
Paris
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency:
230V 50Hz
Dialing country code:
+33
Time Zone:
UTC+1 (Summer UTC+2)
Language:
French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish).
Location:
Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain.
Climate:
Generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mist
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
The Paris Tourist Office's Main Welcome Center at Pyramides:
25, rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris Metro: Pyramides (line 7 or 14)
France background and overview
Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. Since 1958, it has constructed a presidential democracy resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier parliamentary democracies. In recent years, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common exchange currency, the euro, in January 1999. At present, France is at the forefront of efforts to develop the EU's military capabilities to supplement progress toward an EU foreign policy.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

Longitude:
5.71667°
Latitude:
45.16667°

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