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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995



The GR6 Grande Randonnée hiking trail is just over 1100 km long, from Sainte Foy-la-Grande (east of Bordeaux), across the width of France to Fouillouse in the Haute-Alpes.

The complete GR 6 passes by these towns, from west to east:

Sainte Floy-la-Grande to Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Along the Dordogne (121 km)

Sainte Floy-la-Grande (Dordogne, 70 km east of Bordeaux).
Monbazillac (Dordogne; south of Bergerac)
Lalinde (Dordogne; on the Dordogne)
Le Bugue (Dordogne; on the Dordogne)

Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil to Lacapelle-Marival

(119 km)

Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil (Dordogne; on the Vézère)
Sarlat-la-Canéda (Dordogne)
Souillac (Lot, on the Dordogne)
Rocamadour (Lot, on the Alzou)
Gramat (Lot)

Lacapelle-Marival to Espalion

From the Lot to the Aveyron (122 km)

Lacapelle-Marival (Lot)
Figeac (Lot)
Decazeville (Aveyron)
Conques (Aveyron)
Espeyrac (Aveyron)

Espalion to St Pierre-des-Tripiers

Into to Cévennes at the Gorges du Tarn (115 km)

Espalion (Aveyron; on the Lot)
Saint Chély-d'Aubrac (Aveyron)
La Carnourgue (Lozère)
Les Vignes (Lozère; on the Tarn)

St Pierre-des-Tripiers to Ners

Across the Cévennes to the Gardon (118 km)

St Pierre-des-Tripiers (Lozère; on the Causse Méjean plateau in the Cévennes)
Meyrueis (Lozère; Gorges de la Jonte)
Mont Aigoual mountain (Lozère-Gard; 1565 m altitude)
Anduze (Gard)
Vézénobres (Gard) - junction with GR700

Ners to Aureille

Southeast across the Pont du Gard and across the Rhône to the Alpilles (125 km)

Ners (Gard) - with GR700
Moussac (Gard; on the Gardon) - with GR700
Saint Chaptes (Gard) - with GR700
Sainte Anastasie/Russan (Gard) - junction GR700
Collias (Gard; on the Gardon)
Pont du Gard (Gard; over the Gardon)
Saint Bonnet-du-Gard (Gard)
Sernhac (Gard)
Meynes (Gard)
Beaucaire (Gard)
Tarascon (Bouches-du-Rhone)
Les Baux-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhone; 2 km north of the village)
Glanum, 1 km south of St Remy-de-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhone)

Aureille to Viens

North across the Durance and over the Luberon mountains (127 km)

Aureille (Bouches-du-Rhône)
Eyguières (Bouches-du-Rhône)
Alleins (Bouches-du-Rhône)
Mallemort (Bouches-du-Rhône)
Merindol (Vaucluse)
Oppede (Vaucluse)
Robion (Vaucluse)
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (Vaucluse; 1 km south of the village)
Senanque Abbey (Vaucluse)
Gordes (Vaucluse)
Roussillon (Vaucluse)
Gargas (Vaucluse)
St Saturnin-lès-Apt (Vaucluse; 1 km south of the village)
Rustrel (Vaucluse)

Viens to Sisteron

North across lavender fields to the Route Napoleon (92 km)

Viens (Vaucluse)
Oppedette (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)
Limans (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)
Forcalquier (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)
Fontienne (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)
St Etienne-les-Orgues (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)
Valbelle (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)

Sisteron to Méolans-Revel

Northeast through mountains, forests and valleys (121 km)

Sisteron (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)
Entrepierres (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)
St Geniez (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence; 1 km south of the village)
Bayons (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)
Selonnet (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence; 600 m SW of the village)
Seyne-les-Alpes (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)

Méolans-Revel to Fouillous

Northeast into the Alpes (49 km)

Méolans-Revel (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence; on the Ubaye)
La Condamine-Châtelard (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)
St Paul-sur-Ubaye (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)
Fouillous (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence; 4 km NE of St Paul-sur-Ubaye)
    * This is a small hamlet in the commune of St Paul-sur-Ubaye, not to be confused with the village of Fouillous in the Haute-Alpes department.



External Links

  • GR-infos.com - Links to maps of the GR trails (10 sections for the GR6), with elevations and some lodging info. (French, English, Dutch German, etc.)
  • GR Pages