Best cave trails in France

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#1 - Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB)
Réserve naturelle nationale des Contamines-Montjoie
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Length: 102.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
Le Tour du Mont Blanc (ou TMB) est l’un des sentiers les plus connus d'Europe. Cette randonnée de plus ou moins 170Km comporte plusieurs segments en France, en Italie et en Suisse. Cette marche de 11 jours autour du Mont-Blanc se fait dans le sens des aiguilles d'une montre. Il y a beaucoup de possibilités d'hébergement le long du sentier. Vous aurez l'occasion de raccourcir ou de prolonger vos journées de randonnée grâces à ces options d'hébergements. Les points de départ habituels sont Les Houches dans la vallée de Chamonix ou Les Contamines dans la vallée de Montjoie (en France), Courmayeur du côté italien et Champex ou un point proche de Martigny en Suisse. Les points culminants de toutes les variantes du sentier sont le Col des Fours en France et la Fenêtre d'Arpette en Suisse, tous deux situés à une altitude de 2665 m (8743 pieds). Bien que vous n'ayez probablement pas le mal d'altitude à ces altitudes, cet itinéraire sera difficile en raison des nombreuses montées. La météo peut changer rapidement et les randonneurs doivent être expérimentés, préparés et en bonne condition physique. Pour obtenir une liste des segments, voir: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/tour-du-mont-blanc--7Show more
#2 - Lower Gorges du Verdon
Parc naturel régional du Verdon
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Length: 6.0 mi • Est. 3 h 8 m
This trail begins along the old network of Verdon canals along the Verdon river and leads to the Sainte-Maxime chapel. This trail can be made into a smaller loop or a round trip from the chapel. Be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp, as there will be dark canyons and caves to walk through. Parts of the course may be closed to protect the bats living in this area.Show more
#3 - Sentier des Roches
Réserve naturelle nationale du Frankenthal-Missheimle
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Length: 11.4 mi • Est. 6 h 35 m
The Sentier des Roches is a trail considered to be a small piece of the Alps in the Vosges. This hike is very steep and wild. The trail subjects our joints to severe tests, but also offers us an unforgettable view when we arrive at the top.Show more
#4 - Sentier Blanc-Martel (Gorge du Verdon)
Parc naturel régional du Verdon
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 5 h 28 m
The Gorges du Verdon are often called the Grand Canyon of France. This hike offers a view of the canyon which follows the Verdon river. The hike begins at a sublime point and ends at Chalet Maline. There is a large car park with about 50 spaces. Be sure to bring money to pay for it. If you finish the entire ride, you will end the hike quite far from your car. You can choose to take a bus or taxi to return to the main parking lot. The trek is long, but takes place mainly in the shade. There are many sections, which are quite difficult, including winding and narrow paths, little or no railing and several very steep stairs. There are places where a headlamp or flashlight is essential. Dogs are not allowed on this trail. Children are allowed, but it is recommended not to take them because the journey is long and difficult.Show more
#5 - Pic du Cap Roux
Le Parc Départemental de l'Estérel
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 46 m
This is a magnificent hike that will offer you views of the red rocks of the Estérel. These rocks plunge into the blue of the Mediterranean Sea.Show more
#6 - Les Gorges de l'Alzou
Rocamadour, Lot, France
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 53 m
This magnificent path follows a stone bridge to explore the banks of the river. You will also have panoramic views of the Alzou valley and do not hesitate to stop at the Moulin de Tournefeuille.Show more
#7 - Gorges du Loup
Parc naturel régional des Préalpes d'Azur
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
It's a wonderful hike. This path runs along the Foulon aqueduct, passes through narrow and dark tunnels and offers you views of the Vallée du Loup. During your return, do not hesitate to stop along the Gorges du Loup to take advantage of its superb waterfalls and natural pools.Show more
#8 - Gorges du Gardon
Gorges du Gardon Natural Reserve
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
Magnificent wild gorges from the village of Collias. The first part of the walk is done in the gorges along the river by going up it. The path alternates between rocks and undergrowth. Sometimes sand replaces rock. The Gardon valley contains numerous caves in its cliffs which served as shelters during prehistoric times. The second part of the route is done on the plateau 150 meters higher. The slope is steep, but the path is worth the detour with the plunging view of the gorges and the ruins of the Baume mill. The return to Collias follows the GR on the plateau in the garrigue between the Gardon gorges and the Alzon valley. Watch out for the summer heat!Show more
#9 - Lac de Longemer - Lac de Lispach
Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
This hike starts from Lac Longemer and will take you to the pond of Lispach. You will have spectacular views on the way back. Take the opportunity to visit the old copper mine in front of the pond and its magnificent bog. On the way back, you will pass a cave. It is a great walk to do with your dog, but be careful of the lookout which is very steep.Show more
#10 - Calanque de Marseilleveyre Loop
Parc national des Calanques
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 47 m
La calanque de Marseilleveyre possède une petite plage de galets et de sable, quelques chalets et un bar-restaurant de fruits de mer. Il est situé au pied du sommet de Marseilleveyre (432m) et du Malvallon, reliant le col de la Selle à la mer (la vallée brûlée en 2013). La calanque est assez grande et assez grande pour être éloignée. En raison du temps sec, la végétation est composée principalement d'aloès, de figues de Barbarie et de plantes vivaces. Marseilleveyre vous permet de découvrir un environnement totalement nouveau, en seulement une heure de marche, face à l'archipel du Riou, et une vue sur le Cap Canaille.Show more
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