Best city walk trails in France

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Explore the most popular city walk trails in France with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of city walk trails in France
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#1 - GR65: Way of Saint James / Via Podiensis / Way of Le Puy
Le Puy-en-Velay, Haute-Loire, France
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Length: 476.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Way of Saint James (Chemin de Saint Jacques in French) is one of the segments of the pilgrimage eventually leading to Santiago de Compostela. This route begins in the meadows of the Massif Central, enters the Lot valley, crosses the Tarn and Adour, continues in Gascogne then in the Basque village of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port before continuing in Spain. Do not hesitate to visit our Spanish page, here: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/list/camino-de-santiago-francesShow more
#2 - Camino de Santiago Frances
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
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Length: 554.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Camino de Santiago, also known as the "Pilgrimage of Compostela" or the Way of Saint James is a network of pilgrims' paths travelled as a pilgrimage to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where legend has it that the remains of the saint are buried. Many follow its routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and cycling enthusiasts and organized tour groups. The French Way (Camino Francés) and the Routes of Northern Spain are the courses which are listed in the World Heritage List by UNESCO. This is a multi week long hike that can be done at a variety of paces and with a variety of starting points. We have established a list, here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/camino-de-santiago-frances--3 where you can find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading.Show more
#3 - GR65 Segment 33: From Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Roncesvalles
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
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Length: 15.7 mi • Est. 9 h 19 m
#4 - Lake Annecy Loop
Parc naturel régional du Massif des Bauges
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Length: 22.9 mi • Est. 10 h 14 m
This gorgeous route around Lac d'Annecy can be done in either direction and can easily be turned into a much shorter walk on just a portion of the trail. It has many starting points along the way with a lot to see and plenty of restrooms and places to rest. Please note that certain portions of the route are simply paved roads through town. This is especially true in the southeastern portion.Show more
#5 - Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Alpes-Maritimes, France
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
This hike goes around Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. It offers magnificent views of the port where cruise ships dock: Villefranche-sur-Mer. This walk is fairly easy even with kids, although you will have to walk through a few rocky spots.Show more
#6 - GR70: Chemin de Stevenson
Parc National des Cévennes
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Length: 170.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
The GR70, Grande Randonnée 70 also called the Stevenson path crosses the Cévennes from Le Puy-en-Velay to Alès, Its name comes from the route of this route by the Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson in autumn 1878 in the company of a donkey . We suggest a route in 14 stages marking the stages covered by Stevenson even here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/gr70-chemin-de-stevenson However, you can choose to go through it in different stages. In this case, here is the entire route of the GR70 that you can pause after each stage. You will indeed find several hotels, inns, guesthouses and camping areas along the way. You can also check out the Association Sire on the Resource Rich Stevenson Path here: https://www.chemin-stevenson.org/.Show more
#7 - Roi d'Aragon Stairs and Campu Rumanilu Trail
Bonifacio, Corse-du-Sud, France
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
Bonifacio, the medieval citadel: steps of King Aragon, cliffs and ramparts. Enjoy the white limestone cliffs, King Aragon and the battlement steps: great panoramic views. Founded in the 9th century, the citadel of Bonifacio is one of Corsica's greatest attractions. The town is small, but it is an unforgettable hike. This route shows the best way to reach Bonifacio from the marina, the walk of the steps of King Aragon, the cliff hike. The citadel of Bonifacio, founded in the 1st century on an isthmus surrounded by a steep cliff, is the ideal place to enter Corsica. The boat approach offers the best view of the village and the bastion. From the port, a path climbs to the drawbridge. For children, walking the stairs of the King of Aragon and the footbridge are fun, the stairs of the King of Aragon lead to the sea and offer the possibility of swimming at the foot of the cliffs overlooking Bonifacio. Not to be missed, for a beautiful view of the citadel or to enjoy certain beaches along the cliff.Show more
#8 - Iconic Sites and Hidden Gems of Paris
4th Arrondissement, Paris, France
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Length: 12.2 mi • Est. 5 h 36 m
The "hidden" gems in this guide aren't exactly hidden, but they tend to get overshadowed by Paris' big-ticket attractions, and often get bypassed by first-time visitors to a city that is spoiled with dramatic cultural riches. No visit to Paris is complete without seeing highlights such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or the Arc de Triomphe, but that doesn't need to be at the expense of other fascinating nearby sights that can be more fun, less crowded and give you a fuller sense of the city's passionate, colorful and sometimes dark nature. While the waypoints here mainly focus on sights, the route is planned so you can enjoy the feel of this unique city as you walk between them. You need at least four or five days to do justice to the full itinerary. If you are here for less time, it would be better to pick your favorite places and save the others for a future visit rather than rush frantically through a Paris checklist.Show more
#9 - Arcachon Bay Tour, segment 3: Biganos - Lanton
Parc naturel régional des Landes de Gascogne
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Length: 12.1 mi • Est. 4 h 53 m
This route in the heart of the Bassin d'Arcachon, winds through the marshes between Biganos and Lanton. This third stage begins in the pine forest before joining the course of the Dead Seaweed and its ponds. The trail goes around the Domaine de Graveyron and Certes by a long dike that separates them from the Bassin d'Arcachon. The Domains belong to the Conservatoire du Littoral and are classified as sensitive natural spaces. They are made up of ponds, wet meadows, farmland, hardwoods and softwoods.Show more
#10 - Tour of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
Bouziès, Lot, France
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
This beautiful panoramic walk runs along the Lot to Saint-Cirq-Lapolie, before retracing its steps.Show more
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