Hiking Southeast France

by Jack Guy

Apr 13, 2019

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Take a look at these hiking routes in southern France if you want to explore the area on two feet.

One of the most famous treks on the French Riviera, the Nietzsche Path runs from Eze to Eze-sur-Mer. It takes its name from the German philosopher Friedrich Nietszche, who used to walk here. It should take you about 1.5 hours from start to finish, and, on clear days, you can see over the Mediterranean to Italy and Corsica.

For an easier stroll, try the Cap d’Antibes Hiking Trail. It’s only 4.8 kilometers from start to finish, but you will get to see some amazing sea views as you wind around the peninsula. For a slightly longer trek, take on the 10-kilometer route from the medieval hilltop town of Biot to Valbonne, passing along the Brague valley. Another easy route is the Vallauris trail, a 3.5-kilometer stroll that offers views over Cannes and the Esterel mountains.

You can also walk your way around some of the many national parks in the area, such as the Parc du Grade Corniche. One of the best trails is the Fort de la Revere walk, which gives views down the coast from a derelict military fort.

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