Have you ever dreamed of exploring the glorious French countryside, wandering from village to village, poking around ancient churches and long-abandoned châteaux, and finishing each day with a delicious meal and a glass of local wine?

Walking in France allows you to not only see the rural landscapes from a new perspective, but also switch off from the digital life and go back to a simpler time.

Best Walking Holidays in France

Here are some walking trails I enjoy, which can be done as either self-guided options or as a walking tour.

Aumont-Aubrac to Figeac (Chemin de Saint-Jacques)

This route is breathtaking, and takes you through the beautiful and diverse landscape of the Massif Central region, with stunning views of rolling hills, lush forests, and charming villages along the way.

Martel to Racamadour

Explore two châteaux (and the remains of a third), the underground lakes and caves of Gouffre de Padirac and six of France’s ‘most beautiful villages’ while walking from Martel to Rocamadour.

The Burgundy Canal

Walking along the Burgundy Canal in France is a truly delightful and unique experience that will transport you back in time.

The Historic Tour du Mont Blanc Trail

Walking the historic Tour du Mont Blanc Trail takes you through some of the most awe-inspiring alpine landscapes on the planet, with breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc massif, the highest mountain in France, and the surrounding peaks.

Hiking the GR10 in Pyrenees National Park

The 866-kilometer route takes you through some of the most stunning and diverse mountain landscapes in Europe, with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and crystal-clear lakes.

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