E3 in France – variant



puy de Wolf à Firmi / ancienne chartreuse de Villefranche-de-Rouergue / gorges de l’Aveyron (château de Najac) / château du Cayla à Andillac / château de Foucaud à Gaillac / vallée du Tarn / remparts de Rabastens / Capitole de Toulouse / cathédrale des Pousterles à Auch / collines de Gascogne et du Béarn / pont Sainte-Marie à Oloron-Sainte-Marie / massif des Pyrénées (vallée d’Aspe ; fort du Portalet ; col du Somport)

Starting Point

Firmi (Aveyron)

End Point

Spanish border at the Somport pass

Which cities and towns does the E-path pass through?

Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Gaillac, Toulouse, Auch, Maubourguet, Pau, Oloron-Sainte-Marie.


546 km

Ground paths of the E-path, marking and responsible for marking

GR® 62B : Firmi (Aveyron) – Villefranche-de-Rouergue (Aveyron)

GR® 36 : Villefranche-de-Rouergue (Aveyron) – Cordes-sur-Ciel (Tarn)

GR® 46 : Cordes-sur-Ciel (Tarn) – Toulouse (Haute-Garonne)

GR® 653 : Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) – Col du Somport (Pyrénées-Atlantiques)

Marking: double white-red line

Responsible for marking: FFRandonnée committees Aveyron, Tarn-et-Garonne, Tarn, Haute-Garonne, Gers, Hautes-Pyrénées, Pyrénées-Atlantiques.


Sections of the E-path on FFRandonnée topo-guides, available on the ffrandonnee.fr website

GR® 653-101-78 « Sentier vers Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, via Arles (Toulouse/Lourdes – Jaca), ref. 6534


IGN has several maps that cover the route

Crossing other E-paths

See map at the end of the page.


The division into stages is guaranteed by the regular presence of accommodation, resources and transport all along the E-path.


No specific gear required.





Legal notice

Find all the GR® on mongr.fr

GR® is a trademark registered by the FFRandonnée, it designates the routes identified under the name of “GR®”, marked with white-red marks. These routes are creations of the FFRandonnée. Their unauthorized reproduction, as well as the GR® brand constitute an infringement liable to prosecution.