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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 department from Arles to Somport Pass. Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Shelter, Inn, Shops.
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Via Tolosana - Way of Arles

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

Way of St. James - Santiago de Compostela


The Via Tolosana, also known as the Toulouse route, is one of the four main French routes of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. This route connects the city of Arles to the Franco-Spanish border. The path mainly follows the old Roman roads and medieval paths, thus offering pilgrims the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of their ancestors. Pilgrims who take this route pass through important cities such as Toulouse and Saint-Gilles, where they can admire many sites and historical monuments. The path of the Via Tolosana is dotted with important stages. Pilgrims can start their journey in Arles, where they can visit Saint-Trophime Cathedral and the ancient theater. They can then go to Toulouse, a historic city famous for its Capitol Square and Saint-Sernin Basilica. Via Tolosana is a beautiful route for pilgrims seeking to live a peaceful and intimate experience while discovering the history and culture of France.

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Distance: 805km, 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 / Morlaas (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).


Saint Christaud: La Grange de Garac Guest house, Isabelle and David Baume, 06 79 21 75 40, 05 62 09 37 50, Email
Simplicity, conviviality, listening and exchange. Personalized room combining stone and wood with its private bathroom and toilet and you will appreciate the freshness of our rooms in summer. Breakfast on the terrace facing the century-old cedars of the castle park with a view of the Pyrenees mountain range. Table d'hôte by reservation with seasonal products.

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GR®653 Via Tolosana - Way of Arles
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)


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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. The right place to relax.

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