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
2011
  • L`Orne à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. D061
  • L`Orne à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. D061, with 46 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the department of Orne in southern Normandy near Argentan and Alençon. Current edition of this title was published in November 2009.To see the list of other FFRP guides with day walks please click on the series link.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération... Read more
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IGN
France
2011
  • L'Orne à pied - D061
  • Guide FFRandonnée L'Orne à pied. PR 46 balades. Le sud de la Normandie, autour d'Alençon. Un paysage cher à la comtesse de Ségur. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids D061 L'Orne 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. Le sud de la... Read more
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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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France
2015
De Zwerver
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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IGN
France
2015
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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United Kingdom
  • Réunion: Les Sentiers Forestiers FFRP Topo-guide No. SF01
  • Les sentiers forestiers de l`île de la Réunion, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No.SF01, with 35 day walks of varying length and difficulty on the island. Each walk is presented on a separate colour extract from IGN’s topographic survey at 1:25,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map. Current edition of this title was published in April... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Forêts de Montmorency Walks 200K IGN Map
  • Walks in the Forêts de Montmorency at 1:20,000 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
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United Kingdom
  • Randonnées dans les vignes de l’Ile de France
  • Randonnées dans les vignes de l’Ile de France from Rando Editions offers 30 walks in the region, with three routes in the capital itself: in Montmartre, Père-Lachaise - Belleville area, and from Jardins des Plantes to Bercy. Most are in the outer suburbs, easily accessible by metro or RER.All the routes, between one and five hours long, start... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Les Yvelines à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. D078
  • Les Yvelines à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. D078, with 43 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the department of Les Yvelines. The guide, which also includes two GR de Pays routes totaling 150 kms, covers an area west and south-west of Paris with Versailles, Saint-Germain-en-Laye and the forest of Rambouillet. Each walk is presented... Read more
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IGN
France
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids D078 Les Yvelines 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. Majestueuses... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Avignon - Walk and Eat
  • Avignon is the Sunflower Walk and Eat guide to finding the best places to combine a short walk with sampling the city’s culinary delights. Pocket-sized, the guide covers walks in Avignon, Nimes, Arles, St-Remy and the surrounding countryside, accompanied with a selection of restaurants easily accessible using local public transport. The walks... Read more
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Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Walk & Eat Avignon | Sunflower books
  • This pocket-sized full-colour guide is designed for short-break holidays in Provence. Avignon is just 2h30min from Paris by TGV (6 hours direct from London in summer); it is served by daily coaches from London as well. For those who want to fly, low-cost airlines serve both Avignon and Nîmes. Once at Avignon, travel to the other cities, towns... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Lyon à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. VI08
  • Lyon à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. VI08, with six thematic walks within the city centre and across the suburbs, all marked on detailed street plans cross-referenced to the descriptions. Current edition of this title was published in November 2013.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonée pédestre) TOPOGUIDES: published in a handy... Read more
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France
  • Lyon à pied - VI08
  • Guide FFRandonnée Lyon à pied. PR 6 balades. Laissez-vous envoûter par les rues de la capitale des Gaules, dont le centre historique... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Le Haut Pays du Velay à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P436
  • Le Haut Pays du Velay à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. P436, with 15 day walks of varying length and difficulty. 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 June 2015.To see the list of... Read more
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Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids P436 Le Haut Pays du Velay... 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 altijd genoemd worden. Alle gidsen... Read more
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  • Le Pays des Sucs et du Meygal à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P438
  • Le Pays des Sucs et du Meygal à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No. P438, with 26 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the area west and north-west 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 or 1:50,000, with its description cross-referenced to the map. Current... Read more
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  • Forêt de Rambouillet Walks 25K IGN Map
  • Walks in the Forêt de Rambouillet at 1:25,000 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
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Le Val de Sioule à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P032
  • Le Val de Sioule à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No.P032, with 44 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the Massif Central between Vichy and Montluçon. 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
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IGN
France
2014
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids P032 Le Val de Sioule 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. Situé au sud... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Pays Corbières Minerovois à pied FFRP Topo-guide No. P116
  • Pays Corbières Minerovois à pied, FFRP topo-guide Ref. No.P116, with 30 day walks of varying length and difficulty in the Pay Cathare area of the eastern Pyrenees, south-east of Carcassonne. 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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France
2015
  • Le pays corbières minervois - P116
  • Guide FFRandonnée Le pays corbières minervois. En complément des autres topo-guides de pays de l'Aude : réf. P112 'La Haute-Vallée de l'Aude... à pied', P113 'Le Pays de la Narbonnaise... à ... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids P116 Pays Corbières Minerovois à pied 30PR en pays cathare | 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
  • GR de Pays: Tours en Hautes Terres d`Oc FFRP Topo-guide No. 811
  • Tours en Hautes Terres d`Oc, FFRP topoguide Ref. No. 811, covering a 230km circular route in the Parc Naturel Régional du Haut-Languedoc, with additional descriptions of 14 day walks in the region. Current edition of this title was published in July 2015.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre) TOPOGUIDES: published in a... Read more
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IGN
France
2015
  • Tours en Hautes Terres d'Oc - 811
  • Guide FFRandonnée Tours en Hautes Terres d'Oc - 811.Contrefort du Massif Central au c?ur du Parc naturel régional du Haut-Languedoc, les Hautes Terres d'Oc se caractérisent par de vastes espaces naturels remarquables en terme... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids 811 Tours en Hautes Terres d'Oc | 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 altijd genoemd worden. Alle gidsen... Read more
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Maps

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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De Zwerver
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
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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Netherlands
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 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
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
  • La Brenne Parc Naturel Régional 50K 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
  • 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
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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
  • 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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United Kingdom
  • Trie-sur-Baise
  • 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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  • Chateaumeiliant
  • 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
United Kingdom
  • Kaw 25K IGN Map No. 4717
  • One of the titles in the topographic survey of the coastal part of French Guiana, published as an extension of IGN’s survey of France to its overseas departments. Contours are at 5m intervals and the maps indicate 13 different types of vegetation and land use, including rain forest, brushwood, savanna, high and low mangrove, rice fields,... Read more
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  • Moulins
  • 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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France
  • Moulins (Gps)
  • L'indispensable carte de randonnée IGN. A conserver dans son sac à dos.Dimensions : 98 cm x 66 cm. Read more
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Netherlands
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United Kingdom
  • Cajarc
  • 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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France
  • Cajarc (Gps)
  • L'indispensable carte de randonnée IGN aux alentours de Cajarc. A conserver dans son sac à dos. Read more
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Netherlands
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United Kingdom
  • Gavray
  • 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
  • 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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United Kingdom
  • 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Mallorca: Tramuntana Trails
  • A self-guided walking holiday on the GR221 through the Sierra de Tramuntana. A classic inn-to-inn walk on the GR221 “Dry Stone Route”, through Mallorca’s Sierra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the stone villages, history, traditional agriculture and customs of north-west Mallorca. Our route begins in the small village... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walking in the Dordogne
  • Discovering the Périgord Noir. Walk through the Dordogne and Vézère river valleys amidst the heavenly landscapes of the Périgord Noir and to the dramatic towering strongholds of Beynac, Castelnaud and Domme. Tranquil trails and riverside paths link ancient villages and vistas are framed by magnificent limestone cliffs, rolling hills and thick... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Le Puy Way: Stage 3
  • Self-guided walking tour on the Camino Le Puy Way from Conques to Cahors. Stage 3 of the Camino Le Puy way takes you from the dramatically positioned town of Conques overlooking the River Lot, to the medieval town of Cahors. A journey through some of France's finest landscapes and prettiest villages. On your journey from Conques to Cahors you... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walking in the Pyrenees National Park
  • Cauterets and Luz San Sauveur. Follow trails through the heart of the Pyrenees National Park surrounded by classic mountain landscapes. Discover many natural highlights such as turquoise lakes, waterfalls, jagged peaks, flower-strewn meadows and dramatic cliffs. Walk to Cirque du Gavarnie, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and to the Pont... 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
  • Complete Tour du Mont Blanc Trek in Comfort Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Self guided trek staying in hotels following the Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland. Walk the complete Tour du Mont Blanc, through France, Italy and Switzerland, staying in comfortable accommodation each night. It’s the perfect Alpine trek for those who prefer their trekking in comfort. Since de Saussure first walked... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • GR10 Discovery In Comfort
  • Walking in the in the heart of the Atlantic Pyrenees. This section of the GR10 begins in lovely seaside town of Hendaye on the Atlantic Coast and finishes in St Jean Pied de Port, a fortified citadel. One of the main reasons to try this superb stage of the GR10 are the accommodations as on the regular GR10 you stay in refuges and huts,... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Provence: Walking and Wine Self Guided Walking Tour
  • Exploring the Chateauneuf du Pape region north of Avignon. Discover one of France’s most prestigious wine villages, Chateauneuf du Pape and stroll under the warm Provençal sun, past gnarled vines that have produced award-winning wines for over 700 years and the red rocks that carpet the vines like a warm blanket at night. To complete your tour... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • 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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Full Camino Le Puy Way
  • Self guided walking tour on the Camino Le Puy Way from Le-Puy-en-Velay to St Jean Pied de Port. Walk the Full Camino Le Puy Way from Le-Puy-en-Velay to St. Jean Pied de Port, where the Camino de Santiago French Way begins. This journey has been a pilgrimage route for hundreds of years and is filled with interest from start to finish. It is... 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?
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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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