Roads of France

Plan the perfect driving adventure with this helpful guide! Learn more about the things to consider before driving the most spectacular roads of France.

The wild road to Collade des Roques Blanches

Collade des Roques Blanches is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.260m (7,414ft) above the sea level, located in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France, near the border with Spain and the Autonomous Community of Catalonia.

Travel guide to the top of Col de Bassachaux

Col de Bassachaux is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.778m (5,833ft) above the sea level, located in the region of Porteis du Soleil, in Haute-Savoie, a department in the Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France.

A memorable road trip to Mont Colombis

Mont Colombis is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.734m (5,686ft) above the sea level, located in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France.

A paved road to Refuge du Plan du Lac in the Alps

Refuge du Plan du Lac is a high mountain refuge in the Alps at an elevation of 2.370m (7,775ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

A mediocre quality but deserted road to Val Pelouse

Val Pelouse is an abandoned ski station at an elevation of 1.728m (5,669ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

The Wild Road to Col de Jou

Col de Jou is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.125m (3,690ft) above the sea level located in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

An epic road to Col d'Azet in the Pyrenees

Col d'Azet is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.580m (5,183ft) above the sea level, located in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France.

Guide to the top of Col de Finiels

Col de Finiels is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.541m (5,055ft) above the sea level, located in the Lozère département in southern France.

The road to Mount Saleve, the "Balcony of Geneva"

Mount Saleve is a mountain peak at an elevation of 1.379m (4,524ft) above the sea level, located in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

A thrilling (scary) off road experience to Clot de l’Alpe

Clot de l’Alpe is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.361m (7,746ft) above the sea level, located in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France.

Col de La Madeleine in Savoie, pure adventure

Col de La Madeleine is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.716m (8,910ft) above the sea level located  in the Tarentaise Valley, in the Savoie department of southeastern France. It's one of the highest roads of Europe.

The road to Col du Lachens isn’t an easy one

Col du Lachens, also known as Mont du Lachens, is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.714m (5,623ft) above the sea level, located in the Alpes-Maritimes in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in the extreme southeast corner of France.

A memorable road trip to Col du Poutran

Col du Poutran is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.996m (6,548ft) above the sea level, located in the Central French Alps, in the commune of Huez, in the Isère département in the Rhône-Alpes region.

A paved road to Col de Port in the French Pyrenees

Col de Port is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.249m (4,098ft) above the sea level, located in the French Pyrenees between Massat and Tarascon-sur-Ariège in the "massif de l'Arize". 

Col de Sanson, an old military unpaved road in the Ligurian Alps

Sanson Pass (also known as Colla di Sanson, Bassa di Sanson o Baisse de Sanson) is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.694m (5,557ft) above the sea level, located in the Ligurian Alps, a mountain range on the border between France and Italy.

A brutal unpaved road to Col dés Pres

Col dés Pres is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.652m (8,700ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps.

A lonely paved road to Refuge de Laval

Refuge de Laval is a high mountain refuge at an elevation of 2.008m (6,587ft) above the sea level, located in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France.

Travel guide to the top of Col de la Colle-Saint-Michel

Col de la Colle-Saint-Michel is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.431m (4,694ft) above the sea level, located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, in France.

A demanding narrow road to Col de Portel in the French Pyrenees

Col de Portel is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.432m (4,698ft) above the sea level, located in the Ariège department in southwestern France.

A beautiful road through a scenic valley to Col de Peyresourde

Col de Peyresourde is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.569m (5,148ft) above the sea level, located in the central Pyrenees, in France.

An awe-inspiring road to Mont Revard

Mont Revard is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.562m (5,125ft) above the sea level, located in the Bauges Massif near Aix-les-Bains in Savoie, France. The pass is traversed by the D913 road.

An iconic Tour de France road to Col de Jau

Col de Jau is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.509m (4,950ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary between the Aude and the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

The road to Col d'Orgambide is not for the faint of heart

Col d'Orgambide-Collado de Orgambide is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 992m (3,254ft) above the sea level, located on the Spanish-French border.

A gravel road to the top of Pas du Tanarel

Tanarello Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.042m (6,699ft) above the sea level, located on the French-Italian border between Liguria, Piemonte and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It belongs to the Ligurian Alps. The road to reach the pass is a gravel dirt track.

Travel guide to the top of Coll de Sansa

Coll de Sansa is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.770m (5,807ft) above the sea level, located in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

A lonely paved road to Col de Bostmendieta

Col de Bostmendieta is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.054m (3,458ft) above the sea level, located in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département, in France.

An epic climb to Col de Tramassel in the Pyrenees

Col de Tramassel is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.620m (5,314ft) above the sea level, located in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Occitanie region of France.

Travel Guide to L'Aiguille Percée

L'Aiguille Percée is a rock formation at an elevation of 2.732m (8,963ft) above the sea level, located in the French Alps, in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It’s one of the highest roads of Europe.

A pretty bumpy narrow road to Col de Bleine

Col de Bleine is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.439m (4,721ft) above the sea level, located in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, in France.

Col de Rousset is an epic road in the Vercors massif

Col de Rousset is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.254m (4,114ft) above the sea level, located in the Drôme department in southeastern France. The road winds its way between Die and the village of Chamaloc in a setting that still feels like Provence, with its lavender fragrance.

A steep paved road to Madone de Fenestre

Madone de Fenestre is a high mountain sanctuary at an elevation of 1.904m (6,246ft) above the sea level, located in the Mercantour National Park, in the Alpes-Maritimes, a department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in the extreme southeast corner of France.

A memorable road trip to Col des Voltes

Col des Voltes is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.823m (5,980ft) above the sea level, located in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Plus hautes routes de montagne de France

Située en Europe occidentale, la France est le plus grand pays de l’Union Européenne. C’est un pays très montagneux. Les deux chaînes de montagnes les plus importantes du pays sont les Alpes et les Pyrénées.

The paved D89, a road to Puigmal

D89 is a very scenic paved mountain road located in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France, near the Spanish border, on the way to Puigmal (also called Puigmal d'Err).

Col de la Llose, a sensational drive in the French Pyrenees

Col de la Llose is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.866m (6,122ft) above the sea level, located in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in the Occitanie region of Southern France.

Col de Pierre Plate: The Road That Has it All!

Col de Pierre Plate is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.027m (3,369ft) above the sea level, located in the Lozère department in southern France.

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