GR France. Long Hiking Trails. Long Distance Footpaths

Hike on the GR®470 Allier River Springs and Gorges through Haute-Loire and Lozere department from Brioude to Moure de la Gardille via Vieille-Brioude, Saint-Ilpize, Blassac, Lavoute-Chilhac, Chilhac, Aubazat, Langeac, Chanteuges, Monistrol-d'Allier, Alleyras, Saint-Venerand, Saint-Christophe-d'Allier, Saint-Haon, Landos, Pradelles, Langogne, Saint-Flour-de-Mercoire and Cheylard-l'Eveque. Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Shelter, Inn, Shops.

Chemins de Grandes Randonnees


Long Hiking Trails / Long Distance Footpaths


Allier River springs and gorges

From Brioude (Haute-Loire) to Moure de la Gardille (Lozere)


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Distance: 180km, Elevation maximum: 1484m, Elevation minimum: 427m, Elevation gain uphill: 5753m
IGN Maps: Brioude (2634O). Langeac (2635E). Lavoute-Chilhac (2635O). Monistrol-d'Allier (2736O). Langogne (2737E). La Bastide-Puylaurent (2738E). Largentiere la Bastide-Puylaurent Vivarais Cevenol (2838OT).





Monistrol-d'Allier: Les Terrasses de l'Allier Guest house, Alain Gaillard, 06 03 94 04 73, Email
Located in the heart of the small town of Monistrol d'Allier, in a former 19th-century mansion at the intersection of the GR®65 St. James' Way and the GR®470 Sources and Gorges of the Allier. Open all year round. He offers bed and breakfast accommodations as well as a host table, serving local cuisine and regional products.
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Pourcheresse (Alleyras): Guest house, Alain & Joëlle Redon, 04 71 74 43 87, 06 37 11 29 34, Email
For one night or for a stay in a family-friendly and authentic atmosphere. We also offer a table d'hotes to share meals in a convivial and simple way. The dishes are cooked with natural products from sustainable agriculture. Alain will introduce you to the history of the region while Joëlle will delight your taste buds.
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Chasserades: Hotel des Sources, Eric Chaptal, 04 66 46 01 14, Email

In a warm atmosphere, the Hotel des Sources welcomes you in a pleasant natural setting where you can enjoy calm and serene nature without restriction. Generous regional cuisine.
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La Bastide-Puylaurent: L'Etoile Guest House, 06 83 99 70 86, Email
Former resort Hotel built in 1926 in the architectural style typical of the "Roaring Twenties", L'Etoile Guest house is a mountain retreat in the South of France. Beautiful park along the Allier River. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Private parking. GR®: 7, 70, 72, 470, 700. GRP®: Ardechoise, Margeride, Cevenol. Many Hiking loops.

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Sources and gorges of the Allier
The hiking circuit starts in Brioude in Haute-Loire and ends in La Bastide-Puylaurent. In 9 or 11 stages perfectly described and downloadable from (thanks to the Haute-Loire de la FFRP). It is a question of going up the Allier by alternating peaks and valleys. The stages do not exceed 6 hours (except 1) and the average elevation gain is 550 meters. The signage is perfect. The ground is mostly soft (earth, sand, peat) and you walk under cover at least half the time. Accommodation at each stage is easy. Eating out is just as much a pleasure, we love good food in Haute-Loire and Lozere, and always at low prices, with a smile.
This circuit is very little practiced except when it shares the route with the too famous St James, for only 2 hours, fortunately. The landscape allows you to discover volcanic rocks and deciduous forests as well as many villages rich in history. Personally, I will keep a beautiful memory of discovery and healing. Ending the journey at the Etoile guest house in La Bastide-Puylaurent is one of the beauties to experience. Pierre DUTHY – August 2023

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Nearby paths:
Around Truyere Gorges (Cantal, Lozere)
Around Margeride (Lozere)
Around Robe de Bure and Cotte de Mailles (Haute-Loire)
GR®4 From Atlantique to Mediterranean sea
GR®7 From Vosges to Pyrenees
GR®40 Around Velay (Haute-Loire)
GR®65 Camino de Santiago
GR®70 Stevenson trail
GR®300 From Sancoins (Cher) to Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire)
GR®700 Voie Regordane

Private parking at L'Etoile Guest house (La Bastide-Puylaurent) during your hike on the GR®470


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L'Etoile Guest-House

Old romantic Hotel, L'Etoile Guest-House is a mountain retreat in the South of France. With a beautiful park along the Allier River, L'Etoile Guesthouse is located in La Bastide-Puylaurent between Lozere, Ardeche and Cevennes. Many hiking trails like GR®7, GR®70 Stevenson trail, GR®72, GR®700 Regordane way, Cevenol, GR®470 Allier River Springs and Gorges, Margeride, Ardechoise. Many hiking loops. The right place to relax.

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