This international long distance footpath follows the historical road of exile of the Dauphinois Huguenots to Switzerland and Germany, in the wake of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685-1690) by the French king, Louis XIV.

 

The footpath starts at Poët-Laval in the Drôme to reach Geneva and Frankfurt-on-Main and finishes at Bad Karlshafen in Germany. It is 1600 km long, which makes it one of the longest footpaths in Europe. It has been awarded the « European Cultural Route » and homologation GR965 .Passing from the Drôme Provençale to the Diois, the 9 stages in the Drôme region allow you to discover the Poêt Laval, Dieulefit, Bourdeaux, Die and its vineyards, Châtillon-en-Diois and the magnificent panorama of the Col de la Menée. Cycling routes closest to the route have also been set up. There is also a variant straddling the Drome section.