Would you like to learn paragliding or improve your skills?

This is our core business... Our EFV approved paragliding schoolL was one of the first to be set up in the Annecy basin. Since 1985, The instructors have changed, but the spirit remains the same. Mountain lovers and lovers of the great outdoors, welcome!

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Discover all our paragliding courses in Annecy :

Paragliding course Annecy

Beginner's

You wish to discover the activity

Never flown before? You will learn the basics during this course. From the school slope to the first big flights.

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Progression Course

Advanced

You wish to progress

To improve your technique and knowledge, and your ease of flight, and to achieve autonomy.

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Tandem paragliding annecy cross

Thermalling

Staying in the air longer

Now that you know how to take off and land safely, we can finally consider climbing and moving!

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Cross-country paragliding course

Cross-country

Higher, further!

Plan a cross-country flight according to the day's weather, negotiate transitions, change regime...

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Paragliding Annecy Alpes Stage Siv 03

SIV Clinic

You want to improve your piloting skills.

Guided by Samuel, explore the limits of your glider...

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The Marmolada Jewels of the Dolomites

Dolomites trip

Flying in the Dolomites

A mythical site for flying, exceptional cliffs, around green valleys.

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Sud Cedric

SUD course

Itinerant course SOUTH of France

Discover new places and new flying sites in the Southern Alps, while continuing to progress with your paragliding.

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Tandem Progression Course

Solo Tandem Progression

TANDEM Progression course

Fly tandem with your instructor

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Online course schedule

Consult our calendar in real time.

Places go fairly quickly, especially at certain times of the year (holidays, bank holidays, summer, etc.). Try to book in advance to get the dates you want.

If the course of your choice is already full but you would like to be put on the waiting list, drop us a line: ecole@grandsespaces.com . Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any special requests.


The Grands Espaces School:

Ideally located opposite the PlanfaitWe'll be with you every step of the way. Our aim is to provide high-quality teaching so that everyone can become an independent paraglider pilot. so you can have fun in the air! We offer courses for all levels:  from Initiation course for your very first solo flight, at Cross training course to go on an adventure and flirt with thermals, our teaching will be adapted to each individual. Everyone, with their own skills and experience, is looking to progress. With our paragliding courses, you'll be able to improve your theoretical and practical knowledge and your performance, while enjoying yourself in complete safety.

Cycle 2 course (2)

It is still our students who speak best about it:

Thibaut CThibaut C
08:09 04 Oct 23
A superb experience: top-notch instructors, breathtaking surroundings, and a top location for learning and making great progress without wasting too much time getting back up from landing to take-off. More specifically, a big thank you to Hacene who managed to put me at ease given my passive nature and for his technical advice, and also to Robin who didn't hesitate to take out the two-seater paraglider to correct my piloting errors, the icing on the cake ;-) Can't wait for the next course!
Contu TedContu Ted
11:15 27 Sep 23
Incredible experience! Thank you to Thibaut for this magnificent flight with its breathtaking view of the lake and his aerobatics skills that made this first flight sensational!!! A top-notch, funny team with a super warm atmosphere!
Rollier JEAN CHARLESRollier JEAN CHARLES
05:12 13 Sep 23
I've been paragliding for 2 years now, and each time I've had the same pleasure. I started out in wide open spaces and have progressed with them. I'd like to thank and recommend Alain and the whole team at this school for the quality of their teaching and their advice.
Sylvain DeslandesSylvain Deslandes
16:04 25 Jun 23
Super flight with Mika on Saturday 24 June, crazy sensations and Mika is really on top... very good welcome from the whole team and again a HUGE THANK YOU to Mika for this first flight which will remain forever engraved in my memory and in photos/videos... Looking forward to coming back soon. What a blast!!!
Olivier GRANGUETOlivier GRANGUET
21:29 12 Jun 23
This cross-country course at Grands Espaces made me want to fly again, because I really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and the opportunity to make my own flight. I discovered group flying and the region in complete safety. Thank you to the whole team.
ChaïmaChaïma
17:26 10 Jun 23
A wonderful experience! Sympathy, listening and a good atmosphere were the words of the day. The instructors will put you at ease, and I'd like to thank Sylvain for his kindness and good humour. I highly recommend Les Grands Espaces 🙂
Cedric BertoCedric Berto
07:33 30 Apr 23
A super rewarding week. People and safety are at the forefront of the teaching at this school. It goes without saying that I recommend this school if you want to learn, progress, refine your riding and regain your confidence. All using their own unique method! Thank you for this week🤩
Manon RsrManon Rsr
16:47 23 Apr 23
You can go with your eyes closed😊Thanks again to Mika and Robin! The whole team was brilliant!Manon & Dom from Nancy 🤗
lysa bordierlysa bordier
17:35 23 Sep 22
I dreamed of flying! And Sylvain helped me! 😉Sylvain adapted to my situation, which did not tend to be a worry ☺️Magical sensations, I was expecting something great, but it was even more magnificent and surprising! Thank you a thousand times for this supervision, the smile and the benevolence of the whole team. I will come back in a year, with the will to stay longer in the air. 🤘🤘🥰I have not said my last word.
Anaïs TondeurAnaïs Tondeur
14:34 21 Sep 22
First paragliding experience with top instructors! They were very attentive and caring. Superb views of the lake and surrounding countryside.the little extra: photos and videos transferred to the phone.we highly recommend the great outdoors.Maxence and Anaïs.
S. AlvarezS. Alvarez
15:06 07 Jun 22
Dynamic team, endemic, friendly, responsible, adaptable and so on...Being a pilot for 22 years, since I met them I could see their professionalism and human qualities: I recommend them for all types of training courses (learning, improvement, SIV, Cross...) and I send them all my friends who want to do tandem flights! Bravos les Gars (et les filles!) 👏
Bertrand THAIBertrand THAI
21:10 30 May 22
I have just completed a "progression" course with Hassen and Olivier who are two great and very cool teachers. I thank them again for their pedagogy as well as their human side and their simplicity. I highly recommend this school, and I recommend this great pair for your progression. I will go back very soon 😉
Anthony JULIENAnthony JULIEN
19:21 07 May 22
Super autonomy course with the Grands Espaces. Great instructors in a great setting, with good times and a very important progression in my paragliding during these 4 days. A big thank you to Arnaud for his attention and his excellent advice.
Kilian MereKilian Mere
07:18 26 Oct 21
I did an introductory course from 18 October to 22 October in the structure, the instructors (Arnaud and Yves) were great, they both have a real passion for paragliding, a taste to teach us their passion and to transmit it to us, it's impressive!The weather conditions were complicated, but our two instructors were able to offer us a quality week, both in terms of training and in human terms.the other members of the structure are all very nice, the welcome is excellent and they are not stingy with advice.in short, an excellent structure, instructors involved and a setting ... exceptional.I recommend with my eyes closed.
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