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

Why walk?

Why walk in France?

What type of accommodation?

When to walk

What part of France?

The joys of French food

Water

Maps and guides

Phones and the internet

Deciding what to take

Equipment list

Walking in France: Approaching Montlaur in the Corbières

Approaching Montlaur in the Corbières

Angry French dogs

Cafés and bars

How far to walk per day

How much does it cost per day?

Offices of Tourism

Arriving in Paris

Air travel within France

Rail travel within France

Beloved books

Useful links

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