France

Description

Corsica - by Henk

France, country of contrasts, home to the inventors of the Topoguide, is a great walking destination all year round. An intricate network of long distance footpaths, the so-called Grands Randonnées, reaches out to the farthest corners of the country. At least 80 long distance trails and their countless variants are meticulously documented and waymarked. Mastering a bit of French will help you find your way, and a bottle of wine at that.

It may be difficult to find information or topo guides for many trails. The exact route - not only the name "GR" - of any hiking trail in France is copyrighted by the FFRP and cannot be published by others without their consent. The maps of IGN usually show all regional PR's and national GR's.

The French themselves are mad about walking, often in groups of about 20, recognisable by their non-stop rather loud conversations lasting from dawn till dusk and snacking on hard boiled eggs en route. So join the crowd and turn bon vivant. Walk the Provence in spring, pass through the wine regions coloured all red in late autumn. Enjoy the Atlantic coast and its birds in May, and the shimmering sun on the glaciers in summer. Explore the Loire in autumn, and the dark forests of the Morvan in winter. Or take a walk all the way from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean right across the Pyrenees along the GR10. Another popular trail is the GR5, from Luxembourg to Nice through the Vosges, the Elzas and the Alps. For those fearless and bursting with energy, the GR20 is a fine challenge. This trail following the highest ridges of the island of Corsica is for the surefooted only.

Another popular walk of course is the TMB, the Tour du Mont Blanc: eight days with views on the highest mountain of Europe, weather permitting. Drawback: crazy busy. Less known, but just as fine, is the Tour du Queyras (GR58), also in the Alps. Other best hikes in the Alps are the Tour de la Vanoise (GR55) or the Tour de l'Oisans (GR54). You can walk the Vallée des Merveilles (GR52). And a bit on the outside of the Alps is the Vercors (GR91 - GR95) and Mt Lubéron (GR97). There you are, now you know what the French themselves like most.

Along most GR's you will find huts or Gites d'Etappe at regular intervals. These are mostly just simple shelters, so bring food to prepare your own meals. Outside the main summer season, with most French back in Paris, the Gites are often closed. In such cases, bring your own tent. Most GR's can be tough but not dangerous, except the GR20.

Opinions

Rate 9.3 | 3 votes | No 2. in Europe
  • pc22
  • Rate 9
  • Positive I have walked across the full length of france twice now and am always amazed at the diversity of the countryside......The pyrenees (i walked the full GR10) Is on of my most favorite places in the world
  • patacon
  • Rate 10
  • Positive I just love it. France is where I want to walk, to live and to eat everything you can find in a patisserie. My favorite part of it is the Bretagne.
  • Negative Could not find anything I dislike yet.
  • Asmus July 2011
  • Rate 9
  • Positive I hiked around 200 km of the GR5 and GR 52. It was abseloutely amazing! great views, great trail, and the food is good too:)
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Map

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Trails

Regions

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Le Var à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. D083
  • Le Var à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. D083, with 29 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the department of Var, including the areas around Toulon, Giens, St. Tropez, Fréjus, Fayence, etc. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to... Read more
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Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids D083 Le Var... à pied | FFRP
  • Uitstekende routegids met gedetailleerde kaarten en een routebeschrijving. Fout lopen wordt op deze manier wel erg moeilijk. Met symbolen is weergegeven welke voorzieningen (openbaar vervoer / winkels / overnachtingen) er zijn langs of bij de route. Een nadeel is dat de daadwerkelijke adressen dan weer niet genoemd worden. Avec ses 2 000... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lille For Pleasure
  • Lille is City of Culture 2004 and has created a spectacularly innovative programme of events as part of the year-long celebrations. But it is also an ancient town with a fascinating history, poised as it is on the border of France and Dutch-speaking Flanders. A beautiful old city, spectacular fortifications, intriguing Art Nouveau architecture,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
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2014
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • La Montagne Sainte-Victoire à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P131
  • La Montagne Sainte-Victoire à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No.P131, with 28 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the mountains just east of Aix-en-Provence, famous from Cezanne’s beautiful paintings of them. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description... Read more
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Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids P131 Montagne Sainte-Victoire à pied | FFRP
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. Au-dessus... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • La Côte Picarde à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P804
  • La Côte Picarde à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No.P804, with 26 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the area around Amiens and the estuary of the Somme. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map. Current edition of this title... Read more
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2015
  • Wandelgids P804 La Côte Picarde - Picardie | FFRP
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Deux pays bien distincts donnent à cette côte son identité : le Vimeu au sud, très vert et à l'aspect bocager,... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Forêt du Mont Aigoual Walks IGN Map
  • Walks in the Forêt du Mont Aigoual at 1:15,000 on a double-sided map from the IGN designed for family outings in the forests of France and highlighting walks suitable for all ages, conveniently starting from local car parks. Special cycle routes are also marked. Local railway stations and various facilities both within the forests and in the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Le Pays du Haut-Lignon à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P432
  • Le Pays du Haut-Lignon à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. P432, with 19 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the hills between Yssingeaux and Chambon-sur-Lignon. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map. Current edition of... Read more
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Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids P432 Le Pays du Haut-Lignon... à pied | FFRP
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. Formé par... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2012
  • Lot-et-Garonne à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. D047
  • Lot-et-Garonne à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No.D047, with 36 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the department of Lot-et-Garonne, near Agen and the confluence of the two rivers, the Lot and the Garonne. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description... Read more
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2012
  • Wandelgids D047 Le Lot-et-Garonne… à pied | FFRP
  • Uitstekende routegids met gedetailleerde kaarten en een routebeschrijving. Fout lopen wordt op deze manier wel erg moeilijk. Met symbolen is weergegeven welke voorzieningen (openbaar vervoer / winkels / overnachtingen) er zijn langs of bij de route. Een nadeel is dat de daadwerkelijke adressen dan weer niet genoemd worden. Entre Périgord;... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Pays de Lauragais à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P115
  • Pays de Lauragais à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. P115, with 39 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the countryside north-west of Carcassonne, on both sides of the Canal du Midi. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map.... Read more
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2014
  • Wandelgids P115 Le Pays Lauragais... à pied | FFRP
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met gedetailleerde kaarten en een routebeschrijving. Fout lopen wordt op deze manier wel erg moeilijk. Met symbolen is weergegeven welke voorzieningen (openbaar vervoer / winkels / overnachtingen) er zijn langs of bij de route. Een nadeel is dat de daadwerkelijke adressen dan weer niet altijd genoemd worden. Alle gidsen... Read more
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  • Walking Verdun: A Guide to the Battlefield
  • On 21 February 1916 the German Fifth Army launched a devastating offensive against French forces at Verdun and set in motion one of the most harrowing and prolonged battles of the Great War. By the time the struggle finished ten months later, over 650,000 men had been killed or wounded or were missing, and the terrible memory of the battle had... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • La Marne à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. D051
  • La Marne à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. D051, with 38 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the department, including in the Montagne de Reims and walks connected with the Meuse-Argonne offensive in the final months of WWI. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with... Read more
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Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids D051 La Marne a Pied - Champagne | FFRP
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. Le randonneur... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Le Parc du Lubéron à piedFFRP Topo-guide No. PN01
  • Le Parc du Lubéron à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. PN01, with 27 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the Natural Park around Apt, Folcalquier and Manosque. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map. Current edition of this... Read more
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Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids PN01 Le Parc naturel régional du Luberon... à pied | FFRP
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met gedetailleerde kaarten en een routebeschrijving. Fout lopen wordt op deze manier wel erg moeilijk. Met symbolen is weergegeven welke voorzieningen (openbaar vervoer / winkels / overnachtingen) er zijn langs of bij de route. Een nadeel is dat de daadwerkelijke adressen dan weer niet altijd genoemd worden. Alle gidsen... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Forêts de Boscodon - Morgon Walks IGN Map
  • Walks in the Forêts de Boscodon - Morgon at 1:15,000 on a double-sided map from the IGN designed for family outings in the forests of France and highlighting walks suitable for all ages, conveniently starting from local car parks. Special cycle routes are also marked. Local railway stations and various facilities both within the forests and in... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Les Monts de Vaucluse à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P842
  • Les Monts de Vaucluse à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. P842, with 38 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the mountains of Vaucluse between Carpentras and Apt. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map. Current edition of... Read more
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Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids P842 Les Monts de Vaucluse... à pied | FFRP
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met gedetailleerde kaarten en een routebeschrijving. Fout lopen wordt op deze manier wel erg moeilijk. Met symbolen is weergegeven welke voorzieningen (openbaar vervoer / winkels / overnachtingen) er zijn langs of bij de route. Een nadeel is dat de daadwerkelijke adressen dan weer niet altijd genoemd worden. Alle gidsen... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Le parc naturel régional Normandie Maine à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. PN21
  • Le parc naturel régional Normandie Maine à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. PN21, with 33 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the park. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map. Current edition of this title was published in... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids PN21 Le Parc naturel régional Normandie-Maine... à pied | FFRP
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. Aiguille de... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bordeaux à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. VI09
  • Bordeaux à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. VI09, with 16 walks in the city centre and in the outer districts. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from a street plan or a detailed IGN map, with its description cross-referenced to the map. Current edition of this title was published in April 2016.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Les Hautes-Pyrénées à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. D065
  • Les Hautes-Pyrénées à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. D065, with 45 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the heart of the French Pyrenees, from north of Tarbes to the Pyrenees National Park near Gavarnie. Current edition of this title was published in February 2016.To see the list of other FFRP guides with day walks please click on the... Read more
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Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids D065 Les Hautes-Pyrénées à pied | FFRP
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. L'altitude des... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Le Pays de l`Emblavez à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P433
  • Le Pays de l`Emblavez à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. P433, with 20 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the hills north of Le Puy-en-Velay. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map. Current edition of this title was... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Brenne Parc Naturel Régional IGN Map
  • Parc Naturel Régional de la Brenne east of Poitiers on a detailed map at 1:60,000 prepared by the IGN in collaboration with the park authorities, the FFRP and various tourist organizations. Current edition of this map was published in summer 2014.The map highlights numerous local and long-distance hiking trails, including specially selected... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • La Vallée de l’Ubaye à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P043
  • La Vallée de l’Ubaye à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. P043, with 51 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the valley of the Ubaye River in the southern part of the French Alps around Barcelonnette, Jausiers and Larche. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 or 1:50,000,... Read more
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Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids P043 Le Vallee d'Ubaye à pied | FFRP
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. La vallée de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Le Grand Tourmalet et ses vallées à pied FFRP Topo-guide No.ST08
  • Le Grand Tourmalet et ses vallées à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. ST08, with 24 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the French Pyrenees, around and south of Bagnères-de-Bigorre. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map.... Read more
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2016
  • Wandelgids ST08 Le Grand Tourmalet à pied | FFRP
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. Si les... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Le Perche Parc Naturel Régional à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. PN16
  • Le Perche Parc Naturel Régional à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. PN16, with 20 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the park. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map. Current edition of this title was published in May... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Le Morbihan à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. D056
  • Le Morbihan à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. D056, with 45 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the Department of Finistère on the southern coast of Brittany near Lorient and Vannes. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 and/or 1:50,000, with its description... Read more
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Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids D056 Morbihan a Pied | FFRP
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse wandelwoordenlijst. Le pays de la... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • L`Ain à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. D001
  • L`Ain à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. D001, with 46 day walks in the department of Ain in the southern part of the French Jura Mountains, including the Crête de la Neige, Grand Colombier, etc. Each day walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey of France at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to... Read more
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Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids D001 L'Ain... à pied | FFRP
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal, hiervoor zijn de topografische kaarten gebruikt van IGN. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Montagne Sainte Victoire - Aix en Provence IGN TOP25 Map 3244ET
  • Topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 in IGN`s excellent TOP25 / Série Bleue series. All the maps are GPS compatible, with a 1km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude lines at 5’ intervals. Contours are at 5m intervals except for mountainous areas where the maps have contours at 10m intervals, vividly enhanced by hill shading and graphics for... Read more
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  • Iles d`Hyères IGN Mini Map
  • Iles d`Hyères t 1:25,000 on mini map produced by IGN using their topographic survey mapping. The map has extensive overprint highlighting local signposted hiking trails and cycle routes, as well as recreational facilities, including equestrian centres and golf courses, cycle hire facilities, various places of interest, etc. This version, unlike... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vallée de l`Esteron IGN TOP25 Map 3642ET
  • Topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 in IGN`s excellent TOP25 / Série Bleue series. All the maps are GPS compatible, with a 1km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude lines at 5’ intervals. Contours are at 5m intervals except for mountainous areas where the maps have contours at 10m intervals, vividly enhanced by hill shading and graphics for... Read more
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  • Lorrez-le-Bocage - Cheroy
  • Topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 in IGN`s excellent TOP25 / Série Bleue series. All the maps are GPS compatible, with a 1km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude lines at 5’ intervals. Contours are at 5m intervals except for mountainous areas where the maps have contours at 10m intervals, vividly enhanced by hill shading and graphics for... Read more
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  • Maze
  • Topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 in IGN`s excellent TOP25 / Série Bleue series. All the maps are GPS compatible, with a 1km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude lines at 5’ intervals. Contours are at 5m intervals except for mountainous areas where the maps have contours at 10m intervals, vividly enhanced by hill shading and graphics for... Read more
Stanfords
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  • Villeneuve-sur-Lot - Castelmoron-sur-Lot IGN 25K Série Bleue Map 1839SB
  • Topographic survey of France at 1:25,000 in IGN`s excellent TOP25 / Série Bleue series. All the maps are GPS compatible, with a 1km UTM grid plus latitude and longitude lines at 5’ intervals. Contours are at 5m intervals except for mountainous areas where the maps have contours at 10m intervals, vividly enhanced by hill shading and graphics for... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Classic Tour du Mont Blanc Trek in Comfort Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided trek staying in hotels following the Classic Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. Our Classic Tour du Mont Blanc in comfort covers the majority on the Tour du Mont Blanc over 8 walking days. Perfect for those who prefer their trekking in comfort you stay in hotels and refuges with private rooms. Your trek... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Corsica: Mountain Trails to the Sea
  • Central Corsica to the west coast. The French Mediterranean island of Corsica has an incredibly untamed and magnificent mountainous interior. Immerse yourself in this rugged scenery before walking all the way to the exceedingly picturesque west coast through river gorges, past natural pools and lakes and to the Calanches de Piana. Even though... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Dordogne: Sarlat & the Périgord Noir In Style
  • Discovering the Périgord Noir. The perfect Dordogne walking tour if you enjoy travelling in style. Walk through amazing river valleys amidst the idyllic French landscapes of the Périgord Noir, staying in hand-picked hotels. The early morning mist hangs over the river like a blanket, then dissipates as you enjoy your morning croissant and... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Alsace Medieval Trails
  • Idyllic walking in the Northern Vosges Mountains. Walk through medieval Alsace and the Northern Vosges where you discover a land of fortified castles, ancient hamlets and sandstone summits covered with magnificent forests. It is an area incredibly rich in history and heritage. At one time this area was at the heart of a series of conflicts... Read more
Macs Adventure
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  • Camino Le Puy Way: Stage 4
  • Self guided walking tour on the Camino Le Puy Way from Cahors to Lectoure. Follow the Camino Le Puy Way from the medieval town of Cahors, across the Quercy Blanc and on to Lectoure. Which sits high above the Gers River. This is stage 4 of the Le Puy Camino which stretches from Le Puy to St. Jean Pied de Port. Begin your journey in the town of... Read more
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  • Classic Walks of Mont Blanc
  • Self guided walks on classic Mont Blanc trails. Iconic Alpine walking offering sublime mountain views on both sides of the Mont Blanc Massif. Towering Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe is the dominating presence here and you can experience mountain life from both the French and Italian perspectives. Based in the towns of... Read more
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  • Stevenson's Trail North
  • The Northern section of Stevenson’s Trail explores the Haut Loire and the Romanesque Abbey Churches are a delight. The northern section of writer Robert Louis Stevenson’s epic trail follows spectacular walking routes through the Haut Loire and the Auvergne in south west France. Recreate his fascinating journey, immortalized in his classic,... Read more
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  • Classic Provence Highlights
  • Walking through classic Luberon landscapes. A short break walking tour through the Luberon National Park, in Provence’s finest classic landscapes. Wander through the Luberon National Park, exploring honey-coloured hilltop villages and discovering ancient abbeys and crumbling castles. Boasting over 300 days a year of sunshine, the natural... Read more
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  • Alsace Wine Route Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided inn to inn walking holiday through the vineyards and forests of Alsace. Enjoy a gentle wander through the vineyards of Alsace. Medieval villages of gingerbread houses, hilltop castles, charming hotels and wonderful food and wine. As you walk between the picturesque towns of this region you will discover the best of Alsace. The... Read more
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  • Camino Le Puy Way: Stage 1
  • Self-guided walking tour following Stage 1 of the Camino Le Puy Way. Walk Stage 1 of the Camino Le Puy Way, through the south west of France from Le Puy-en-Velay to Nasbinals. This ancient pilgrimage route that takes you along the Grand Randonnée 65 and through volcanic landscapes, the Velay Mountains and the Margeride Plateau, all of which... Read more
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  • Camino Le Puy Way: Stage 6
  • Self guided walking tour on the Camino Le Puy Way from Aire sur l'Adour to St Jean Pied de Port. The final stage of the Le Puy Camino runs from Aire sur l‘Adour to St Jean Pied de Port, where it joins the Camino de Santiago French Way. Your route takes you through the two distinct regions of Béarn and the French Basque and before concluding in... Read more
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  • GR10 Trail Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • A self-guided walking holiday in through the French Pyrenees. The principal attraction of the Pyrenees is their breathtaking natural beauty and status as one of Europe's greatest wilderness areas. Although the memories you will take away from the GR10 are more likely to be of the people you meet, the charm of her mountain people and the unique... Read more
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  • Classic Provence in Style
  • Walking through classic Luberon & Vaucluse landscapes. Stay in hand-picked and refined lodging in stunning locations and follow trails through classic Provence landscapes in the Luberon and the Vaucluse. Boasting over 300 days a year of sunshine, the natural light of Provence has inspired many artists including Cézanne and Van Gogh. It is... Read more
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  • Highlights of the Tour du Mont Blanc in Comfort Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided trek focusing on the best sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc staying in hotels. Since The Tour du Mont Blanc was inaugurated as a GR in 1952 it has gained a reputation as one of the world’s classic treks. This route around Mont Blanc through France, Switzerland and Italy explores takes in the very best sections of the Tour du Mont... Read more
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  • Camino Le Puy Way: Stages 5 & 6
  • Self guided walking tour on the Camino Le Puy Way from Lectoure to St Jean Pied de Port. The Camino Le Puy Way is a pilgrimage route that follows trails through rural south west France and along the Grand Randonnée 65. Stages 5 & 6 of this self-guided walking tour take you through the regions of La Gers and Gascony, cultivated landscapes of the... Read more
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  • Terence 2015-02-24 01:14:04
  • Camino from Paris
  • I am starting my Camino Walk in Paris but I want to walk to Vezelay. Does anyone have any ideas on the route?
    • jeanne 2017-02-07 20:48:01
    • Hi Terence,
      Did you get any responses to your question? I am looking at the same hike!
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  • Pinteaux 2013-04-03 11:30:29
  • Hébergements Via Gebennensis GR65
  • Bonjour, quel sont les meilleurs hébergements sur la Via Gebennensis GR65 ? merci de nous faire partager votre expérience récente.
    Pascal
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  • Frank Leonowitz 2013-02-19 06:01:38
  • GR6 in Dordogne and Lot
  • We plan to walk the GR6 in June. We are looking for maps and books that would help us with the distances/lodging situations. We plan to carry no tent or sleeping bags. We usually average 20-25 km per day
    • Henk Nouws 2013-02-19 08:46:45
    • Hi Frank. I'll give you my best secret: go to the online map of IGN. The GR's are all there. Refer to the discussion below. Best strategy: find a town the GR6 passes, zoom in to 1:50.000 or something, and you will find your trail. Then you must find out distances and villages yourself. Bit of work. The FFRP only offers two guides, describing only small parts of the GR6.
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  • Anita 2012-03-14 03:22:06
  • GR 51 Diversion around the Domaine Barossi
  • Has anyone a clear map of the diversion please? In the area of Napoule-la-Mandlieu. I am walking the GR51 this May 2012 and would appreciate any update info on this.
    Can to join me? Thanks!
    • Henk Nouws 2012-03-15 12:18:41
    • Hi Anita. I haven't been there. But I can give you a tip. Go to http://www.geoportail.fr/ This is the online map of france. Click on France. Select Cartes In the left menu. Zoom in. Once you zoom in to 1:50.000, you will view the GR trails! This might help you if you haven't got the maps yet!
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