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Stevenson's trail

From Le Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire) to Ales (Gard

GR70 Chemin Stevenson


Through the Cévennes with a donkey is a travelogue by Robert Louis Stevenson published in June 1879. It recounts the journey of the author, then aged 28, who decides to cross the Cévennes, a mountain range located in the south of France, with his only companion a little donkey that he named Modestine. Stevenson left from Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille, in Haute-Loire, on September 22, 1878, and reached Saint-Jean-du-Gard, in Gard, on October 30. During his journey, he meets friendly locals, magnificent landscapes and funny adventures. The story is written in a simple, realistic style, and it offers an insight into rural life in 19th-century France. It is also an ode to nature and the simple life.

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Distance: 268km, Elevation maximum: 1699m, Elevation minimum: 130m, Elevation gain uphill: 7655m
IGN Maps: Le Puy-en-Velay (2735E). Le Puy-en-Velay Yssingeaux (2835OT). Solignac-sur-Loire Cayres (2736E). Gerbier de Jonc Mezenc Vivarais (2836OT). Langogne (2737E). La Bastide-Puylaurent (2738E). Largentiere la Bastide-Puylaurent Vivarais Cevenol (2838OT). Mont Lozere Florac PN des Cevennes (2739OT). Corniche des Cevennes PN des Cevennes (2740ET). Ales (2840OT).




Aiguilhe: Puy-en-Velay Camping***, 04 71 09 55 09, Email
Located in lush greenery and near the river. The place is ideal for hikers. Very close to the city center with a superb view of the famous Rock where the Cloister and the Virgin culminate, emblem of Puy-en-Velay. Free Wifi, grocery store, local products, snack bar. Pets are always welcome and free!
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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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La Bastide-Puylaurent: Guest house Villa des 4 Saisons, M. Wahrenberger, 06 47 44 14 63, 04 66 46 39 24, Email

Homemade meal from short circuit, 3 private bedrooms, bathroom and toilet. The house is not very big but our heart is big.
Warm and friendly atmosphere DRESSE CODE. Good mood !

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La Bastide-Puylaurent: Camping de l'Allier, M. Evenou, 04 66 46 04 06, Email

At the water's edge (ALLIER), in a bucolic place, you will find a pizzeria restaurant, rental of mobile homes 2/4/6 places, pitches for tents, caravans, camper vans.

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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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Chasserades: Le Sous Bois de Jade Guest house, M. Wahrenberger, 06 47 44 14 63, 04 66 46 39 24, Email
We welcome you to comfortable Bungalows in an unusual location in the middle of the woods. Rental per night and breakfast or half-board. Weekend/week rental. Bivouac and picnic area, donkey and horse park, mountain bike, quad, motorbike... Group rate, capacity 20 people.

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GR®70 Stevenson's Trail 9

GR®70 Stevenson's Trail
GR®70 From Le Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire) to La Bastide-Puylaurent (Lozere)
GR®70 From La Bastide-Puylaurent (Lozere) to Ales (Gard)

Private parking at L'Etoile Guest house (La Bastide-Puylaurent) during your hike

Nearby paths:
Around Tanargue (Ardeche)
Around Margeride (Lozere)
Around Ardechoise mountain (Ardeche)
Around Causse Mejean (Lozere)
Around Galeizon Valley (Gard-Lozere)
The Cevenol (Lozere, Ardeche, Gard)
GR®3 Loire River trail
GR®3F From Lafarre (Haute-Loire) to Apinac (Loire)
GR®4 From Atlantic to Mediterranean
GR®7 From Vosges to Pyrenees
GR®40 Around Velay (Haute-Loire)
GR®43 From Faisses Pass to Ste Eulalie (Lozere)
GR®61 From Anduze to Asclier Pass (Gard)
GR®65 Camino de Santiago - Via Podiensis
GR®67 Around Cevenol country (Gard, Lozere)
GR®68 Around Mont Lozere (Gard, Lozere)
GR®72 From Les Chambons (Ardeche) to Barre-des-Cevennes (Lozere)
GR®300 From Sancoins (Cher) to Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire)
GR®430 Saint Regis way (Haute-Loire, Ardeche)
GR®470 Allier River springs and gorges (Haute-Loire, Lozere)
GR®700 Regordane Way (Haute-Loire, Ardeche, Lozere, Gard)
GR®736 Tarn Valley and Gorges (Lozere, Aveyron, Tarn)
GR®765 From Cluny (Saone-et-Loire) to Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire)


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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's Trail, GR®72, GR®700 Regordane way, Cevenol, GR®470 Allier river, Margeride, Ardechoise. Many hiking loops. The right place to relax.

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