Hiking in France

Brilliant Summer Holidays in the French Alps

Brilliant Summer Holidays in the French Alps

The Alps – they’re not just for winter, they make for the most amazing summer playground too! A holiday in the French Alps in summer isn’t about taking advantage of the region’s off-season – it’s about taking advantage of the different world that’s revealed once the snow has melted… The Alps are Europe’s longest mountain […]

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Hiking in France | Foix Castle and ancient caves

Written by on February 27, 2014 in Hiking in France
Hiking in France | Foix Castle and ancient caves

On a hiking tour of Cathar country in France with Spanish Steps tours, Glen Craney reaches Foix Castle which sits on top of an impressive rock and dominates the entire town of Foix. In the past access to the high Ariège river valley was controlled from here and the chateau watched over the countryside, protected […]

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Montsegur Castle France |Mystery and Beauty

Written by on February 27, 2014 in Hiking in France, Languedoc-Roussillon
Montsegur Castle France |Mystery and Beauty

Hiking in France affords plenty of opportunities to get up and close and person with picturesque villages, stunning landscapes and fabulous buildings. Author Glen Craney went walking in Occitania with Spanish Steps tour guides on an escorted “Cathars, Castles and Cassoulet” hiking tour with small groups.on the trail of heretics and saints through the most amazing […]

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Hiking in France | On the trail of heretics and saints

Written by on February 27, 2014 in Hiking in France, Languedoc-Roussillon
Hiking in France | On the trail of heretics and saints

In France’s Cathar country, hikers track a lost medieval faith along castle ruins where the Inquisition’s fires once raged, author Glen Craney takes a hike in the beautiful Languedoc  Roussillon region of France and discovers picturesque villages, mysterious stories and the beauty of Occitania… Solvitur ambulando, St. Augustine advised the perplexed. It is solved by […]

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Minerve, Chateaux and Gorges on a walking tour in France

Written by on February 27, 2014 in Hiking in France, Languedoc-Roussillon
Minerve, Chateaux and Gorges on a walking tour in France

Hiking the route of the Cathars in southwest France with  Spanish Steps walking holidays, author Glen Craney discovers the beauty of Minerve. Minerve is one of the “Plus Beaux Villages de France”   surrounded by deep gorges, this stony village in the heart of the Languedoc was an old Cathar bastion that was destroyed by […]

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Pilgrimage Adventure Walking Tour in France | Le Puy to Conques

Written by on January 30, 2014 in Hiking in France, Holidays & Things to do
Pilgrimage Adventure Walking Tour in France | Le Puy to Conques

A walking tour in France is a great way to take a holiday with a difference. A chance to feel at one with nature and to enjoy the changing landscape, pretty villages and stunning views. This way of taking a holiday in France is undergoing a huge renaissance as more people discover the joys of […]

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From Versailles to Chartres Pilgrimage

Written by on January 30, 2014 in Centre, Hiking in France, Holidays & Things to do
From Versailles to Chartres Pilgrimage

Exploring the lush countryside of France on foot, stopping off at pretty, flower-decked villages, historic sites, beautiful chateaux, a walking holiday is an excellent way to capture the essence of France… Judy Colaneri is both the owner and one of the guides at Spanish Steps Walking Tours and she has undertaken and led many walking […]

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