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Since the dawn of European tourism, the lure of enjoying spa waters at Cauterets, Barbazan and other Pyrenees mountain towns attracted visitors from Paris and beyond. Bagnères-de-Bigorre, was made famous by Victorian travelers in search of diversion, healing waters and … Continue reading
The day’s route meandered through small villages and along corn fields. At one hamlet on the east side of L’Adour River, not far from Vielle-Adour, a woman tending her roses suggested I ask a neighbor two houses over to open … Continue reading
Topographic maps and guides for walking in France are available at the online store run by the French Association for Hikers — Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre. The search function enables you to look by region, départment (regions in … Continue reading
Hiking the GR-65 can be a classic route to Southwestern France. The route in blue is suggested by this hotel in the region. I walked a more southern route recommended by a local guide through Arudy, Oloron-Sainte-Marie. Mauléon-Licharre and Ordiarp. … Continue reading
Camp in the Pyrenees Mountains © http://www.backpackinglight.com One difficulty I encountered was ambiguous sign postings along parts of the route. A path continuation may have two or three options and occasionally there was no clear choice. It seems like the … Continue reading
Everybody wants advice on how to do the walk. It’s tough. Requires motivation and a nature that forgives yourself if you feel like taking a couple of days extra rest. Competitive people might thrive on the challenge, but the path … Continue reading
Watch the trailer from Icon Films. You may also enjoy this article about the spiritual aspects of walking the Pilgrimage Path.