GR 5

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Jérôme Tcherniatinsky

The GR 5 is one of the Grande Randonnée (or GR) network of paths and trails. It now starts in the Netherlands and crosses Belgium and Luxembourg before traversing France to end in Nice. However, a recognised variant is typically considered a preferable finish along the GR 52 to Menton since it stays in the high mountains rather than dropping into farmland and suburbia for the final few days.
Originally, the section through the French Alps from North to South was known as the Grande Traverse des Alpes and runs from Lake Geneva to Nice. That section eventually became the original GR 5 before later being extended northwards.



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