The Arles Way (GR 653), Chemin d’Arles or Voie d’Arles in French or Via Tolosana in Latin, was traditionally the route used by people from Italy and the South of France on their way to Santiago de Compostela. Although the traditional starting point is Arles in Provence, our full Arles Way walking tour departs from the lively city of Montpellier (check with our travel consultants if you’d like to start in Arles).
The Arles Camino route takes pilgrims from the Languedoc region in Sourthern France to Spain, joining the Camino Aragonés at Somport and the French Way at Puente de la Reina. Along the Arles Way, you will be enchanted by stunning landscapes, rich heritage and culture, as well as delicious food. The vineyards of Languedoc, the Canal du Midi and the breath taking Pyrenees are some of the route’s highlights. Enjoy discovering towns and villages of outstanding beauty along the way such as St Guilhem le Desert, Castres, Toulouse, Auch and Oloron Sainte Marie. Read more about the Arles Way.
From Puente de la Reina, you can also continue all the way to Santiago de Compostela joining pilgrims on the famous Camino Frances.
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