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Hike on the GR®653 Via Tolosana (Way of Arles) towards Santiago de Compostela through Bouches-du-Rhone, Gard, Herault, Tarn, Haute-Garonne, Gers and Pyrenees-Atlantiques departments from Arles to Somport Pass. Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Inn.
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Long Hiking Trails / Long Distance Footpaths


Via Tolosana - Way of Arles

From Arles (Bouches-du-Rhone) to Somport Pass (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

Way of St. James - Santiago de Compostela



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Distance: 800,74km, Elevation maximum: 1632m, Elevation minimum: 1m, Elevation gain uphill: 13688m
IGN Maps: Clermont-l'Herault (2643E). Montpellier Palavas-les-Flots (2743ET). Aigues-Mortes la Grande-Motte (2843OT). Arles PNR de Camargue (2943ET). St-Gilles Vauvert (2943O).
Lamalou-les-Bains l'Espinouse le Caroux PNR du Haut Languedoc (2543OT). St-Guilhem-le-Desert Cirque de Navacelles (2642ET). Lodeve Bedarieux Lac de Salagou (2643OT). Castres Puylaurens Lautrec (2243E). Castres le Sidobre PNR du Haut-Languedoc (2343ET). Montagne Noire Ouest Revel Labruguiere PNR du Haut-Languedoc (2344OT). Monts de Lacaune la Salvetat-sur-Agout PNR du Haut Languedoc (2443ET). Toulouse (2143O). Villefranche-de-Lauragais (2144E). Ramonville-St-Agne (2144O). Mazeres (2145E). Revel St-Felix-Lauragais (2244O). Castelnaudary (2245O). Auch (1843E). Auch (1843O). Cadours (1943E). Gimont (1943O). l'Isle-Jourdain (Gers) (2043O). Pau (1545E). Lembeye (1644E). Pau Est / Morlaàs (1645O). Montesquiou (1743E). Mielan (1744E). Vic-en-Bigorre (1744O). Pau (1545E). Lembeye (1644E). Mourenx (1545O). Oloron-Ste-Marie Vallee d'Aspe (1546OT). Ossau Vallee d'Aspe PN des Pyrenees (1547OT).



Gite d'etape, Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Shelter, Inn

Gallician (Vauvert) : Gîte de la Bergerie, Cecile Volpeliere, 06 79 67 71 36, Email

Cottage in an old sheepfold in the countryside of Petite Camargue. Quiet fully equipped accommodation of about 40 m2 for 3/4 people with an exterior of 300 m² fully enclosed and private. 60€/day.

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Eysus: Saint Jacques Tower Guesthouse, Jacques Delmas, 06 12 52 62 48, 05 24 35 42 44
At the Saint Jacques Tower you can rest one night, have your meals and savor the peace of the Heart. It is a tower of XIII century. It welcomes pilgrims hiking, biking or discovery on the way to Compostela by the way to Arles (via Tolosana). On presentation of the credential: night 14€, meal 8€ and breakfast 5€.
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Lodging  Restaurant  Camping  Grocery


Accommodation or business owner on or near a GR®, you can appear on GR-INFOS

Option 1: Your establishment on google maps, phone number, description, 5 photos and link to your website if you have one. Send by Email
Page in French and page translated into English.
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Registration price : € 10 per GR® or GRP® and per year (12 months) or € 40 for 5 years. Renewable.

Option 2: Creation of a web page with an address:"name of your accommodation ".htm, 5 photos, your accommodation on the google maps and a detailed description. Send by Email
Page in French and page translated into English.
See an example at
Registration price : € 50 per year (12 months) or € 200 for 5 years. Renewable.

3 possibilities to pay for your registration:
By transfer: La Banque Postale, Papadimitriou Philippe, Iban: FR65 2004 1010 0913 5765 2E03 013, BIC or SWIFT: PSSTFRPPMON.
By credit card via iZettle (Paypal), a payment request will be sent to you by email.
By check payable to Papadimitriou Philippe (address below).

I remain at your disposal for any further information.

Philippe Papadimitriou, Route de Mende, 48250 La Bastide-Puylaurent, 06 83 99 70 86,


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GR®653 Via Tolosana - Way of Arles (Full itinerary)
From Arles (Bouches-du-Rhone) to Montarnaud (Herault)
From Montarnaud to Castanet-le-Haut (Herault)
From Castanet-le-Haut (Herault) to Dourgne (Tarn)
From Dourgne (Tarn) to Toulouse (Haute-Garonne)
From Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) to Auch (Gers)
From Auch (Gers) to Morlaas (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)
From Morlaas to Somport Pass (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)


Mon GRIt is advisable to follow the beacons all along your hike and to bring you the FFRandonnee topo-guide. You will also find information on

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L'Etoile Guest-House

Old romantic Hotel, L'Etoile Guest-House is a mountain retreat in the South of France. With a beautiful park along the Allier River, L'Etoile Guesthouse is located in La Bastide-Puylaurent between Lozere, Ardeche and Cevennes. Many hiking trails like GR®7, GR®70 Stevenson trail, GR®72, GR®700 Regordane way, Cevenol, GR®470 Allier River Springs and Gorges, Margeride, Ardechoise. Many hiking loops around L'Etoile Guesthouse. The right place to relax.

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