The Gr78 is the Chemin du Piémont, which takes Saint James pilgrims to the Marian town. It takes you to Bagnères de Bigorre in the east, and to Asson and Oloron Sainte Marie in the west...
Coming from Aude and Roussillon, the pilgrims on the way to Compostela came along here in the Middle Ages, choosing a variation on the Arles Route at the foot of the mountain range. History has been written on this route throughout the ages. The prehistoric site of Gargas, the Gallo-Roman site of St Bertrand de Comminges, medieval sites of Escaladieu Abbey, castle forts of Mauvezin and Lourdes...
Now it’s up to you, the walker, to write your own…
At Lourdes Tourist Office you can buy the descriptive guide "GR78 - Chemin du Piémont Pyrénéen and GR101 - Chemin de l'Ouest de Bigorre".
For more information
Office de Tourisme de Lourdes
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