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Port d’Aula – a Scenic Drive Between France and Spain

Facts Location: France and Spain Length: 18,1 km Built: 1970s Width: narrow Surface: gravel Surface quality (out of 10): 6 Highest point: 2,260 m (7,414 ft) Operating times: throughout the year via D703 Route: from Couflens to Port d’Aula Port d’Aula Road Description Port d’Aula is a natural boarder between France and Spain, as well as an international mountain pass located at …

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The Exciting Cormet de Roselend Road

Facts Location: France Length: 77,6 km (48,2 miles) Width: 2 lanes Surface: asphalt Surface quality (out of 10): 8 Highest point: 1,967 m (6,453 ft) Operating times: closed during winter via D925 Route: from Bourg-Saint-Maurice to Beaufort Cormet de Roselend Road Description Cormet de Roselend is a pass located in the Alps, in the department of Savoie in France. The …

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Drive from France to Italy through the Col du Mont-Cenis pass

Facts Location: France Length: 40,7 km Width: 2 lanes Surface: asphalt Surface quality (out of 10): 8 Highest point: 2,083 m (6,827 ft) Operating times: seasonally closed (French north side- open between 15 May and 31 October, Italian south side- open all year) via D1006 and Strada Statale 25 del Moncenisio Route: from Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis to Susa Col du Mont-Cenis Road …

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Route de Presles – a Dangerous Balcony Road in Southeastern France

Facts Location: France Length: 5 km Width: 2 and one lane Surface: asphalt Surface quality (out of 10): 6 Highest point:  235 m Operating times: throughout the year via Charmeil Route: from Belvedere Du Ranc to La Bourne Route de Presles Road Description The Route de Presles is a great balcony road that takes you through tunnels and the way cut into …

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Gorges du Nan – a Beautiful Balcony Road In the South of France

Facts Location: France Length: 9,3 km Width: 2 lanes Surface: asphalt Surface quality (out of 10): 7 Highest point: 700 m Operating times: throughout the year via D22 Route: from Place de la Fontaine to Le Village Gorges du Nan Road Description Gorges du Nan is a short section of the D22 road. It links the towns of Malleval-en-Vercors and Cognin-les-Gorges …

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Col du Chaussy – A Challenging Drive

Facts Location: Savoie department, Rhône-Alpes, France Length: 17 km Built: 1934 Width: 5 m, 2 lanes Surface: Asphalt Surface quality (out of 5): 5 Highest point: 1533 m Operating times:  Route: La Chambre to Pontamafrey-Montpascal Col du Chaussy Road Description The Col du Chaussy is located in the Savoie department, in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It’s a high …

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Col de Braus – a Drive Through Switchbacks Held Together by Medieval Walls

Facts Location:  Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, France Length: 23.1 km Width: 5 m, 2 lanes Surface: asphalt Surface quality (out of 10): 8 Highest point: 1,002 m (3,287ft) Operating times: all year via D2204 Route: from L’Escarène to Sospel Col de Braus Road Description The Col de Braus is a mountain pass that will take you to an elevation of 1.002 m (3,287 …

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Driving the Exciting Col de Peyresourde Road

Facts Location: France Length: 32,9 km (20,5 miles) Width: 2 lanes Surface: asphalt Surface quality (out of 10): 7 Highest point: 1,569 m (5,148 ft) Operating times: open all year via D618 Route: from Bagnères-de-Luchon to Arreau Col de Peyresourde Road Description Col de Peyresourde is a mountain pass that you can drive when in France. Located in the central Pyrenees area it …

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Col du Petit Saint-Bernard – Driving in the Alps on the France–Italy Border

Facts Location: France Length: 22,6 km Width: 5 m, 2 lanes Surface: asphalt Surface quality (out of 10): 7 Highest point: 2,188 m (7,178ft) Operating times: June to October via Strada Statale 26 della Valle d’Aosta Route: from Les Lancés to Pré-Saint-Didier Col du Petit Saint-Bernard Road Description Col du Petit Saint-Bernard or the Little Saint Bernard Pass links Aosta valley …

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Driving up the Col de Vars Pass, on Route des Grandes Alpes

Facts Location: France Length: 34,6 km (21,5 miles) Width: 2 lanes Surface: asphalt Surface quality (out of 10): 8 Highest point: 2,108 m (6,916 ft) Operating times: open from May to October via D902 Route: from Guillestre to Les Gleizolles Col de Vars Road Description Col de Vars, traversed by the scenic Route des Grandes Alpes, is a high mountain pass. …