Beginners’ guide

If you have never embarked on an independent walking trip in France, you may find the prospect daunting. As a first step you may like to read the following summary of our experience.

Walking in France: Most of France is easy to walk in

Most of France is easy to walk in

About France

Why walk?

Why walk in France?

When to walk

What part of France?

The joys of French food

Cafés and bars

Offices of Tourism

Angry French dogs

Basic planning

What type of accommodation?

How far to walk per day

How much does it cost per day?

Walking in France: Approaching Montlaur in the Corbières

Approaching Montlaur in the Corbières

Equipment

Deciding what to take

Equipment list

Water

Maps and guides

Phones and the internet

Transport

Arriving in Paris

Rail travel within France

Air travel within France

Reading

Beloved books

Useful links