If you plan to backpack in France, Gaia GPS now has another great topo map source for you—France IGN topo maps. Similar to USGS topos, these beautiful, accurate, hand-drawn maps come from a government agency charged with the task.
GaiaPro Exclusive—Because France Needs Your Support
You’ll need a GaiaPro subscription to access the France IGN topo, because unlike the Luxembourg and Spain sources we recently added for all users, we have to pay IGN France a metered fee to use these maps.
Thanks in advance for using discretion when downloading the source, because a single user could incur serious charges.
How to Add France IGN Topo
To add the France IGN Topo, check out the Add Map Sources articles (iOS/Android).
To access the source on gaiagps.com/map, run a sync with gaiagps.com from your device after adding IGN France in app.
France IGN Topos Return
Some users might remember that Gaia GPS previously included France IGN Topos, but recently licensing requirements interrupted access.
After that, many people inquired about the France IGN Topo source, so we hired a French-speaking liaison to help us license the maps for use in Gaia GPS.
The Best Outdoor Map Collection
Especially in the last month, Gaia GPS has expanded to include more great maps for the outdoors:
- Spain IGN Topos
- HD Versions of every Thunderforest source
- Additional HD and MapBox sources not previously available
- Full suite of Luxembourg sources
We always look out for new sources to make this the best outdoor map collection, so let us know what’s missing. Take a minute to add your ideas for other sources to the Gaia GPS Community Forum.
If you have any other questions or feedback, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.