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Best trails in France

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Ready to check out the best trails in France? AllTrails has 8,564 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Pyrénées National Park or Calanques National Park or for trails in Occitanie, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur or Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - we've got you covered. If you're looking for great state park trails check out Parc naturel régional de Corse in Corsica or Gâtinais français Regional Natural Park in Île-de-France. Or for some great local park options, check out Le Parc Départemental de l'Estérel near Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur or Parc de la La Cité d’Alet near Brittany. Ready for some activity? There are 3,936 moderate trails in France ranging from 0.8 to 949.2 miles and from 0 to 12,562 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB)
Les Houches, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
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Length: 102.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Tour du Mont Blanc or TMB is one of more well known routes in Europe and has segments in France, Italy, and Switzerland. This 11 day walk around Mont Blanc takes a clockwise route. There are plenty of accommodations along the route if you need to shorten or would like to extend any of the days of hiking. Usual start points are Les Houches in the Chamonix Valley or Les Contamines in the Montjoie Valley (in France), Courmayeur from the Italian side, and either Champex or a point near Martigny in Switzerland. The highest points on any variant of the trail are the Col des Fours in France and the Fenêtre d'Arpette in Switzerland, both at an altitude of 2,665 m (8,743 ft). While you probably won't get altitude sickness at those elevations, this route will prove challenging due to the numerous climbs. Weather can change quickly, and hikers should be experienced, prepared, and fit. For a list of segments, see: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/tour-du-mont-blanc--7Show more
#2 - GR20
Parc naturel régional de Corse
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Length: 105.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
The entire GR20 takes around 12 days to walk. It begins in Calenzana in the north and ends in Conca in the south. It can be done both ways. It is well marked with red and white markers. The best time to go is from late May / early June to late October. July and August tend to see the most people on the trails. There are shelters along the way. You can pay to stay at a shelter, but you can also pay a fee to camp at a campsite if you brought a tent. Camping along the GR20 is prohibited except on a refuge site. If you are doing the entire hike, plan to stay at multiple huts during your trip. They also cook and sell food. The best place to stock up on supplies is Vizzanova; however, you can also buy them at Asco Stagnu, Castel di Vergio and Bavella. Make sure to bring a filter or drops as it's a long trail. No problems with the water supply have been reported, but do not hesitate to contact the residents of the shelters for more information.Show more
#3 - GR65: Way of Saint James / Via Podiensis / Way of Le Puy
Le Puy-en-Velay, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 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
#4 - GR10: The Pyrenean Way
Pyrénées National Park
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Length: 551.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
The GR10 Traversée des Pyrénées is a hike that allows you to cross the Pyrenees on a marked route. The GR10 is one of the trails of the GR (Grand Randonnée de France). We offer a 47-segment list here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/gr10-traversee-des-pyrenees The trail alternates views of valleys, peaks and mountain passes. The GR10 is a hike that should not be taken lightly. An excellent experience of the mountain environment, a good physical condition and a knowledge of the means of orientation will be necessary for you during this crossing between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.Show more
#5 - Camino de Santiago Frances
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, New Aquitaine, 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
#6 - Grande Cascade de Gavarnie
Pyrénées National Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 38 m
The Cirque de Gavarine is a breathtaking place formed by glacial erosion. The two huge expanses of land and the towering mountains will make you feel small while you admire the nature around you. There are incredible waterfalls to see, including the second highest in Europe: the Gavarnie falls.Show more
#7 - Circuit des 25 Bosses
Gâtinais français Regional Natural Park
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 4 h 58 m
As its name suggests, the "Circuit des 25 Bosses" (25 Bumps Circuit) crosses 25 dirt mounts which form a loop in the forest of Trois Pignons. This trail is rocky and great for mountain biking.Show more
#8 - GR65 Segment 33: From Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Roncesvalles
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, New Aquitaine, France
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Length: 15.7 mi • Est. 9 h 19 m
#9 - Calanques de Port Miou, Port Pin et d'En Vaut
Calanques National Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
It is a magnificent path that crosses the Calanques National Park. It can get very crowded in high season, but a lot of people only go to the first bay / Calanque and stop there. The views on this road are spectacular and you will have the opportunity to take swimming breaks.Show more
#10 - GR10: Cauterets to Lac de l'Oule
Pyrénées National Park
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Length: 56.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
The hiking trail 10 (also called GR10) is one of the many trails of the GR (Grande randonnée Française) which crosses the chain of the Pyrenees, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. During this part of the trail, your maximum altitude will be 2271m. On the way, you will have the opportunity to stop in cottages or hotels. Attention, plan to book in advance because in summer, it's quite busy. You can also stock up on water and food on the trail.Show more
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