GR France. Long Hiking Trails. Long Distance Footpaths


From Vosges to Pyrenees

From Ballon d'Alsace (Vosges) to Portella Blanca of Andorra (France-Spain)

Chemins de Grandes Randonnees

The watershed line is a topographic line that separates the river basins that flow into the Atlantic Ocean or the Mediterranean Sea. The GR®7 is a long-distance hiking trail that crosses France from north to south over 1467 kilometers. It starts at the Ballon d’Alsace in the Vosges and ends at Portella Blanca in Andorra. The section of the GR®7 that crosses the Monts d’Ardèche is one of the most picturesque of the route. It offers spectacular views of the mountains, valleys, and rivers. The GR®7 trail follows the watershed line approximately. This means that the trail does not always follow the exact line but comes as close to it as possible. The trail crosses forests, meadows, passes, and peaks. It is well marked and easy to follow. Hiking along the watershed line is a unique experience. It is an opportunity to discover the natural beauty of the Massif Central and to understand the importance of water resource management.

GR®7 From Vosges to Pyrenees

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Distance: 1467km, Elevation maximum: 2517m, Elevation minimum: 131m, Elevation gain uphill: 38934m





Arbigny-sous-Varennes: Mon Preslot Bed and Breakfast, Francine Houdenot, 06 86 99 60 76, 03 25 88 73 47
Located between Langres and Bourbonne-les-Bains which allows the GR®7 walkers to make a stop halfway between these two cities. Living room, kitchen and large terrace are available to our guests, meals on request. We come to pick up and return for free hikers from the GR®7 to the nearest Arbigny.
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Arbigny-sous-Varennes: Comme ca camping coffee etc, Femmy Visscher and Rob Heyke, 07 72 09 04 98, Email
We have small caravans (with outdoor kitchen) for rent or you can camp. We come to pick you up and drop you off for free Saint Jacques Lorraine (Santiago de Compostella) and hikers on the GR®7. We offer dinner, breakfast and packed lunch. Tired muscle ? Femmy is a massage therapist.
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Peigney: Camping de la Liez (5 stars), 03 25 90 27 79, Email, Facebook, Instagram
At the gates of the new "National Forest Park". Restaurant overlooking the lake, open every evening with take-away meals. Indoor heated swimming pool with sauna and jaccuzzi & an outdoor swimming pool. Mobile homes, chalets, trailers, lodge tents or even coconut tents! With or without private sanitary. Open from May 1 to October 3.
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La Bastide-Puylaurent: L'Etoile Guest House, 06 83 99 70 86, Email
Former resort Hotel built in 1926 in the architectural style typical of the "Roaring Twenties", L'Etoile Guest house is a mountain retreat in the South of France. Beautiful park along the Allier River. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Private parking. GR®: 7, 70, 72, 470, 700. GRP®: Ardechoise, Margeride, Cevenol. Many Hiking loops.
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Mirepoix: Gites de Mirepoix B&B Le Presbytere, M. Renault Eve, 06 21 01 17 95, 05 61 69 37 34, Email
At the heart of the medieval city in Cathar country, the old presbytery of the village completely renovated, has old-style gardens, terraces and other relaxation areas. Dormitory for hikers of the Way of Saint Jacques de Compostela.
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Accommodation GR GRP


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

For your registration, you can send me by email ( your address and phone number, your website (Facebook page), a brief description with 5 beautiful photos of your establishment.

Registration price : 25€/year or 100€/5 years per GR® or GRP®. Renewable.


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GR®7 From Vosges to Pyrenees
From Ballon d'Alsace to Darney (Vosges)
From Darney (Vosges) to Langres (Haute-Marne)
From Langres (Haute-Marne) to Velars-sur-Ouche (Cote d'Or)
From Velars-sur-Ouche (Cote d'Or) to Le Puley (Saone and Loire)
From Le Puley (Saone and Loire) to Les Sauvages (Rhone)
From Les Sauvages (Rhone) to Charousse Pass (Haute-Loire, Ardeche)
From Charousse Pass (Haute-Loire, Ardeche) to La Bastide-Puylaurent (Lozere)
From La Bastide-Puylaurent (Lozere) to L'Esperou (Gard)
From L'Esperou (Gard) to Boussagues (Herault)
From Boussagues (Herault) to Mazamet (Tarn)
From Mazamet (Tarn) to Mirepoix (Ariege)
From Mirepoix (Ariege) to Portella Blanca d'Andorra (France-Spain)
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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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