Also known as the Chemin de Saint Gilles, this route links Le Puy en Velay in the Haute Loire, to the town of Saint Gilles in the Camargue, south of the Gard.
This path, which follows the geological Villefort fault, favored natural travel from north to south from very early on. The only route linking Paris to the Mediterranean, both a pilgrimage path and an essential trade route, it experienced a major boom in the 12th century.
Local lords and bishops competed for the many tolls along the way, sources of highly lucrative revenue. The path then teemed with pilgrims and monks on their way to the Abbey of Saint Gilles, founded by the healing monk renowned for his many prodigies. Through its centuries-old existence, le chemin de Régordane abounds in historical and cultural riches.
The trail is punctuated by wonders: the cathedral of Le Puy en Velay, the arenas of Nîmes, the abbey church of St Gilles and the landscapes of the Cévennes. 10 days of hiking over 240 km with more accessible and easier passes than the Stevenson path, with its highest point at 1200m.
Imbued with Christian fervor and devotion, the Régordane path is less frequented than the Stevenson path, with which it shares common stages. Lovers of spirituality and nature, fellow walkers in search of a little peace and quiet, you’ve found your hiking trail!