Explore the most popular Walking 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.

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muddy
rocky
5 days ago

Nice park with views of the Mediterranean and the port!
We came up from the beach which added a lot of stairs.

Simple.

As tough as this walk can be both physically and mentally, it is equally (and even more so) as rewarding. The terrain itself is not overly difficult, but the distances, day after day, can be a challenge. Make sure you know where you’ll be getting your water and pack it accordingly. Some stretches without a water source are long and the heat can be life threatening without proper hydration. Do not underestimate this!! Also, though there is not any rock climbing, the trails can be very steep and go on for km after km. Make sure your knees are strong before you begin this trek. Downhill can be a big challenge after a few days. If you decide to do this amazing challenge I wish you a BUEN CAMINO!

hiking
18 days ago

amazing view. After the mont bastide. I took the short-cut , but it was so steep with gravel,I had to go back to the GPS trail. Be careful!

hiking
rocky
19 days ago

The hike itself to the lighthouse isn’t that bad and wasn’t that interesting, but along the way there’s opportunities to go more wild and walk into bushes and through narrow paths and dead ends to get to rarely visited beaches. I found that part to be truly amazing

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views over Marseille, loved it! Hiked in early August 2018.

Amazing views!

Fantastic views and relatively easy trail, the restaurant at the end of the trail (where the mer de glace and train station are) is quite good! Also i highly recommend going inside the glacier!

Definitely do it again !!
Really nice beach!
Great views of the presidents chateau!!

Great hike for sight seeing !!
Some ups and downs but not to hard !!
Watch out for the military base !!

I didn't do my hike on this exact trail, but went to the trailhead and hiked trails that are in the area. I spent a winter weekend in Chamonix (14-16 Dec 2018), and the trail I hiked was Le Flegere. A beautiful hike that ended at a ski station with the next stage to the peak being Le Index, but I was not allowed to continue because of skiers on the slopes. So I had a sandwich, and warm wine then took the Flegere ski lift back into town. I am not sure how to upload new trails into here, but there are countless hikes in this area that AllTrails does not show.

For a December hike in this area, you must have walking sticks (I prefer ski poles for their durability), crampons, and good winter boots. Also, you have to be careful and physically fit because the snow can get quite thick on the trails during the winter. The locals advised me against doing the White Lake (Lac Blanc) walk during this time of the year because the snow drifts can get chest deep. Besides, you cannot see the lake during this time of the year.

Recommended Packing List (Winter):
- Ski Poles/Trekking Poles
- Crampons
- Multiple Layers of warm weather clothing
- Cold-weather boots

Easy trail with amazing views!

My first long hike.... loved it!!!

belle randonnée

Trail community is great! Some areas could use some trail maintenance and can be busy. Still, an amazing and addictive experience.

walking
3 months ago

I walked the Camino Frances in the fall of 2015, taking seven weeks. I plan to do it again in the spring of 2019. There were good days and some not-so-good days but every day had good parts to look back on.

Awesome experience. The trail is generally well marked and maintained. Some of the steep down parts are terrible but overall quite good. Enough gites for averaging 20 kilometers per day. Conques was fantastic, mostly because of the Abbaye and evening organ concert. I walked from Le Puy to Moissac in about 21 days. Every day was different, every day was hard, every day was fantastic.

top spot

on Kaysersberg Loop

hiking
3 months ago

Really nice hike with beautiful fall colors and great views.

Did this in 2014. It changed my life and continues to do so. Would recommend anyone to do this trek alone in its entirely. It's gifts are endless and keep on giving for years after.

4 months ago

Great challenge. Enjoy!

Beautiful trail up to the old town in Eze. Bring lots of water. We went up during a very humid and hot time of day. The sun was beating on us and only made it tougher. Would highly recommend. Swam in the Mediterranean afterwards.

Nice !

There are two factors making this different from trails in the US: villages and gites. The trail passes through rural farms and picturesque villages which appear little changed from the Middle Ages. In the end near Le Puy you will meet more cows than people. The lodging for hikers is the gite, in which hikers stay in dormitories or private rooms, sometimes quite small and sometimes quite large. Most provide dinner and breakfast (Demi-pension) for a fee, a bed and food together averaging about €38 per night. Long dinners with other hikers and copious amounts of local wine and food make this experience extraordinary. As this is a pilgrimage trail, most hikers carry a credential and the symbol of the Camino, a scallop shell.

The Camino is the hardest and best thing I have ever done.

4 months ago

Interesting stop on way up or down from Mont Blanc on Aig du Midi. Easy trail, but scree and large boulders along the side of the route and at the end a bit more difficult. Nice pond at the end. Enjoyable.

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