GR France. Long Hiking Trails. Long Distance Footpaths
Hike on the GR®653A Via Aurelia towards Santiago de Compostela through Alpes-Maritimes, Var and Bouches-du-Rhone departments from Menton to Arles. Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Inn.
Chemins de Grandes Randonnees


Long Hiking Trails / Long Distance Footpaths


Via Aurelia

From Menton (Alpes-Maritimes) to Arles (Bouches-du-Rhone)

Way of St. James - Santiago de Compostela



GR653A Via Aurelia 1


GR653A Via Aurelia 2


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GR653A Via Aurelia 9

Distance: 393,85km, Elevation maximum: 796m, Elevation minimum: 0m, Elevation gain uphill: 7410m
IGN Maps: Vallee de l'Esteron Vallee du Loup 3642ET. Cannes Grasse Cote d'Azur 3643ET. Nice Menton Cote d'Azur 3742OT. Cote d'Azur - Riviera dei Fiori (ASF1).
Aups-Salernes - 3443OT. Brignoles Le Luc Lac de Carces - 3444OT. Frejus Saint-Raphael Corniche de l'Esterel - 3544ET. Le Muy Lorgues Montagne de Roquebrune Massif des Maures - 3544OT. Cannes Grasse Cote d'Azur - 3643ET. Aix-En-Provence Vitrolles Lambesc - 3143ET. Montagne Sainte-Victoire Aix-En-Provence Gardanne Trets - 3244ET. Saint-Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume Barjols Trets Mont-Aurelien - 3344OT. Salon-De-Provence Miramas - IGN 3143OT. Aix-En-Provence Vitrolles Lambesc - IGN 3143ET. Saint-Martin-de-Crau - IGN 3043OT. Tarascon Saint-Remy-De-Provence Chaîne des Alpilles - IGN 3042OT. Arles Pnr de Camargue - IGN 2943ET.



Gite d'etape, Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Shelter, Inn

Le Val: Le Claou de Niel Studio, M. Fage, 06 75 70 50 97, Email
Located 500m from the GR®653A, we offer 2 equipped studios (washing machine, hob, microwave, oven, fridge and freezer). Possibility of picking up hikers. Breakfast, evening meal and picnic of your choice. Eggs from our hens. Price between 35 and 50€/day/person, depending on the service chosen. We speak English
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Lodging  Restaurant  Camping  Grocery


Accommodation or business owner on or near a GR®, you can appear on GR-INFOS

Option 1: Your establishment on google maps, phone number, description, 5 photos and link to your website if you have one. Send by Email
Page in French and page translated into English.
See an example at
Registration price : € 10 per GR® or GRP® and per year (12 months) or € 40 for 5 years. Renewable.

Option 2: Creation of a web page with an address:"name of your accommodation ".htm, 5 photos, your accommodation on the google maps and a detailed description. Send by Email
Page in French and page translated into English.
See an example at
Registration price : € 50 per year (12 months) or € 200 for 5 years. Renewable.

3 possibilities to pay for your registration:
By transfer: La Banque Postale, Papadimitriou Philippe, Iban: FR65 2004 1010 0913 5765 2E03 013, BIC or SWIFT: PSSTFRPPMON.
By credit card via iZettle (Paypal), a payment request will be sent to you by email.
By check payable to Papadimitriou Philippe (address below).

I remain at your disposal for any further information.

Philippe Papadimitriou, Route de Mende, 48250 La Bastide-Puylaurent, 06 83 99 70 86,


GR653A Via Aurelia 10

GR®653A Via Aurelia (Full itinerary)
From Menton to Mandelieu-la-Napoule (Alpes-Maritimes)
From Mandelieu-la-Napoule (Alpes-Maritimes) to Le Val (Var)
From Le Val (Var) to Eguilles (Bouches-du-Rhone)
From Eguilles to Arles (Bouches-du-Rhone)


Mon GRIt is advisable to follow the beacons all along your hike and to bring you the FFRandonnee topo-guide. You will also find information on

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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, Margeride, Ardechoise. Many hiking loops around L'Etoile Guesthouse. The right place to relax.

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