Paris - the River Seine and the Eiffel Tower
France is one of Europe's largest and most varied countries, renowned for its varied landscapes, its culture and its cuisine.
We hope to add a number of original walking stories and photos in the near future, covering hiking from the Alps to the Pyrenees.
In the meantime, here is a link to a fascinating walk around one of the suburbs of Paris, from the New York Times of 27 February 2005, by Elaine Sciolino. She says: "This half-mile street, mostly uphill, is the spine of a neighborhood that offers magic in a compressed time and space." Must be worth a look next time you're in the city.
There's an entertaining story of a family holiday trekking with donkeys in the Alpes Maritimes, by Kevin Rushby, from the Guardian dated 1 September 2007. Apparently it's a well-organised activity in France! Not for those who like a fast pace, though.
(To order the stories by name, date, country or type click on the appropriate heading)
|La Renardiere, Bellou le Trichard, Pays de la Loire||France||Countryside and easy hill walks||12/09/2010|
|Promenade Plantee, Paris, France||France||Town and City walks||10/09/2010|
|The ascent of Petit Vignemale||France||High hills and mountain hikes||17/10/2007|