Best historic site 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 - 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
#3 - 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
#4 - Camino de Santiago in 28 days: Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Finisterre
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
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Length: 520.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
Why walk on a pilgrimage from the Pyrenees in France 900kms to a setting sun in the west at the end of the known world Finis-terre in Galicia Spain? Meet a fantastic diversity of people from almost every country on the planet and discover that each race has enormously positive elements to contribute to the potpourri of humanity. There are many reasons why people do the Camino; some of them very sad stories, some people just give up everything, sometimes the reasons change and develop on the route, a German judge even gave some young offenders the option of doing the Camino or going back to jail. The crossing of the Pyrenees, through the perfectly preserved proud Navarre, the arrogance of Rioja, the energy of Castilla y León, and the flourishing nature of Galicia. The beauty and the geology are really exciting.Show more
#5 - 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
#6 - 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
#7 - Barbizon - Tillaie Reserve Loop
Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, France
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 29 m
Ce circuit part de Barbizon et traverse la campagne, forêt, et les vignes jusqu'à rejoindre la Réserve de la Tillaie. Le retour se fait par la traversée de paysages tout aussi typiques de la campagne française.Show more
#8 - Capo Rosso Trail
Piana, Corse-du-Sud, France
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
Capu Rossu is the southern cape of the bay of Porto on the west coast of Corsica. The region is world famous for its red cliffs contrasting with the deep blue of the sea. This hike offers a superb panoramic view of the Piana-Porto-Scandola region. From the starting point of Capu Rossu, walk to the Turghiu tower. Here is the beautiful Arone Beach, perfect for relaxing after hiking. This 200 meter long beach has crystal clear shallow water. It is an excellent swimming spot and a good place to enjoy the beach with the whole family.Show more
#9 - Camino Francés: Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Roncesvalles
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
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Length: 15.0 mi • Est. 9 h 23 m
This is a multi week long hike that can be done at a variety of paces and starting points. You can begin this section at the medieval bridge over the Nive River. Then, follow the sign for Chemin de Saint Jacques de Compostelle, a rural footpath that takes you through the residential areas of Iruleya, Erruculus and Huntto. Users report that Camino Day 1: Saint Jean Pied de Port to Roncesvalles is the most challenging part of this hike. A list of the individual trails can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/camino-de-santiago-frances--3 Following this link, you'll find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading.Show more
#10 - Hartmannswillerkopf
Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
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