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Location: France

Length: 10,6 km

Width: single track road

Surface: asphalt

Surface quality (out of 10): 6

Highest point:  2,403 m

Operating times: 

via D10

Route: from D10 to 12 Route d’Aiglun

Clue d Aiglun

Clue d’Aiglun Road Description

The Clue d’Aiglun is a scenic balcony road located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southeastern France. It follows a narrow ledge cut into the rock and it’s very thrilling to drive. It will take you along the mountainside while showing you the amazing mountainous landscape specific to the area.

The route passing through the Clue d’Aiglun is called D10, and it’s a single track road, making it both challenging and exciting for drivers to cross this area. It goes through gorges that are 2 km long and have a height of 200 to 400 m. Some sections of the road are scarcely wide enough for two cars to pass each other.

The road has been runs underneath overhanging cliffs, through blind bends and enters a rock tunnel that exits directly onto the approach to the Pont d’Aiglun.

The Clue d’Aiglun is a popular route as it is featured in magazine and television programmes, being linked to driving in the Alpes Maritimes. Since it’s a challenge to drive here, many enthusiast drivers come to try this road out.

This part of the D10 is also used in some famous car rallyes, such as the rally d’Antibes or Grasse Alpin.

The drive

Clue d'Aiglun

The road features many hairpins and sheer drops. It runs deep into the pine-covered mountain area and around you will see the river water flowing down from the Alpes-Maritimes. The result of the water passage lies the grottoes and rock passages sculpted in the white limestone.

Besides driving and admiring the view, the area of Clue d’Aiglun is also a good starting point for hiking. Both Montagne de Charamel and Mt St Martin, with an altitude of 1.257 m, offer some excellent views over the Clue.

Overall, this route is a great one to drive. It’s the place where the Estéron river has carved out canyons and rock passages in the white limestone, and it follows the gorges in the hills north of Cannes, in the Haute Provence area. It will be an adrenaline- pumping journey as you’ll be driving on many twists, turns and blind corners.

Like many other gorge roads, the scenery is a stunning one, and you will be able to enjoy it entirely when driving on this road.

Brug clue d'Aiglun

Photo sources: https://mapio.net/pic/p-2764706/, https://www.uticelok.hu/uticel.php?uticelid=1728, https://marzorace.tumblr.com/page/13, https://catenacycling.com/en/photogallery/show-media/12272/32377

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