Hey, I went kitesurfing in the south of france. But I saw that a lot of people are doing it here at the lakes too at Walchensee for example. No, I didnt get my own equipment yet. Yes they were making the street small and looking at everybody driving through, just as at the Austrian border. They didnt stop us, but the one road thing caused some traffic jam. Let me know if you go to paris and need some recommendations on where to go ;) I lived there for some while. Well, next week im heading to paris again and then I will just be looking forward to the Thailand trip ;)