Walking Tours of France
GR Trail Feature
Forthcoming. GR trails are the official designated long distance hiking trails in France. All GR trails are marked by a red horizontal stripe over a white horizontal stripe. If you have hiked on a GR trail and want to share your information, please contact us. You will receive a 15% discount towards future maps and trail guides if we use your information.
The most popular trails in France are the following:
GR 3 follows the Loire River from its source near Le Puy to its termination in Nantes. The most popular section of it is from Orléans to Saumur, the heart of chateaux country.
GR 4 & 9 traverse through western Provence in the Parc Luberon and beyond.
GR 5, the longest trail in France, starts at the Luxembourg border north of Metz and ends at Nice, France on the Mediterranean Sea. Highlights includes the Vosges Mountains in the Alsace region. Lac Léman, and a high ridge trail through the French Alps.
GR 7 starts out of the Cévennes Mountains in the Languedoc region, travels north to Dijon, the east to the Swiss border south of Basel (This trail continues on to Zurich and across Switzerland).
GR 10 follows the Pyrénées Mountains from the Mediterranean Sea at Banyuls to the Atlantic Ocean coast.
GR 11 circles Paris.
GR 20 travels the length of the high mountains of Corsica.
GR 21 follows the Atlantic coast from Le Havre to Dieppe and beyond.
GR 34, a.k.a. the Brittany Costal Path, follows the outline of the Brittany coast from the border of Normandy at the pilgrimage site of Mont St-Michel to the south side of Brittany.
GR 36 winds its way through the historic Dordogne, Lot, and Aveyron departments all the way to Spain.
GR 65, the most popular Pilgrimage of St-James trail, beginning from Le Puy-en-Velay in central France westward to Cahors, then south to the Pyrenees Mountains on the border of Spain Spain. The trail continues through Spain.
GR223 follows coast of Normandy from Avranches near Mont St-Michel (can be combined with GR 34) to Honfleur.