Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hiking in Provence

One of the nicest way to discover Provence and find some spectacular spots is obviously when Hiking.

An extended networks of tracks called "GR" for "Grande Randonnée" (randonnée = Hikes) is available trhoughout France and rather easy to follow when you know the rules.

Extensive GR maps can be purchased from the local newspaper store or online on the "IGN" site where yo can find the maps of trails around St Remy de Provence.

You can also get our very local Hiking map of St Remy at the Saint Remy Tourist Office. The map will give you all details about the 7 tracks around St Remy (from 1 to 6hrs) and cost only 2 euros. Beware that access to the Alpilles Moutain range (as others) is restricted from June 1st to Sept 30th.

Once on the trail, you'll just need to follow the signage.

Sign posts in the Alpilles

Sign system in the Luberon

A straight line indicate the path you need to follow. Several colours schemes are used.  In this case the ORANGE and the RED and WHITE trails are sign posted.

Turn right

Turn left

Right way

A CROSS indicate the wrong way

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