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.

A nice paved road to Col de Solaison

Col de Solaison is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.500m (4,921ft) above the sea level, located in Haute-Savoie, in the Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France, bordering both Switzerland and Italy.

Col des Posettes: a wild unpaved road to the summit

Col des Posettes is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.997m (6,551ft) above the sea level, located in the Haute-Savoie département in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

Driving the scenic Gorges de la Vésubie

Gorges de la Vésubie is the name of a canyon located in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the region of Provence-Cote d'Azur of France. It’s one of the scenic French balcony roads.

The road to Mont Vial is said to be the scary of scaries

Mont Vial is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.527m (5,009ft) above the sea level, located in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. It’s one of the few peaks of the backcountry behind Nice that is recognisable from the sea.

Dare to drive the dangerous Monte Chaberton

Strada militare dello Chaberton is an extreme high mountain track climbing up to the fort on top of French Mont Chaberton at an elevation of 3.131m (10,272ft) above the sea level, in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France. It's one of the highest roads of Europe.

A memorable road trip to Coll des Molles

Coll des Molles is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.089m (6,853ft) above the sea level, located in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France, near the border with Spain and the Autonomous Community of Catalonia.

The road to Lac du Barrage d'Ossoue isn't an easy one

Lac du Barrage d'Ossoue is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 1.842m (6,043ft) above the sea level, located in the Hautes-Pyrénées, a department in southwestern France.

Travel guide to the top of Col du Festre

Col du Festre is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.441m (4,727ft) above the sea level, located in the Hautes-Alpes department in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Col d’Eylac

Col d’Eylac is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.442m (4,730ft) above the sea level, located in Auvergne, in south-central France. 

A curvy scenic road to Col de la Vaccia

Col de la Vaccia is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.193m (3,914ft) above the sea level, located in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica.

The breathtaking road to Col de la Sinne

Col de la Sinne is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.438m (4,717ft) above the sea level, located in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Expect sections up to 15% near the summit.

A classic road trip to Col de Soudet

Col de Soudet is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.540m (5,052ft) located in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

The wild road to Col de la Fréte o de la Chiaupe

Col de la Fréte o de la Chiaupe is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.494m (8,182ft) above the sea level, located in the Graian Alps, in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

Col de la Bataille

Col de la Bataille is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.313m (4,307ft) above the sea level, located in the Drôme department in southeastern France.

A very bumpy, grueling road to Grand Col

Grand Col is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.939m (9,642ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It’s one of the highest roads of Europe.

Mont de la Chambre

Mont de la Chambre is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.844m (9,330ft) above the sea level located  in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It's one of the highest roads of Europe.

Road trip guide: Conquering Col du Lisey

Col du Lisey is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.086m (6,843ft) above the sea level, located in the Hautes-Pyrénées department, in the Midi-Pyrénées.

Mont Faron

Mont Faron is a mountain pass at an elevation of 584m (1,916ft) above the sea level, located on southern France’s Mediterranean coast, overlooking the city and roadstead of Toulon.

The Wild Road to Mont Chiran

Mont Chiran is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.905m (6,250ft) above the sea level, located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in the south of France.

Col de la Core, an absolute must for road lovers

Col de la Core is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.395m (4,577ft) above the sea level, located in the Ariège department of France in the Pyrenees.

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling the Col de Tourniol

Col de Tourniol is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.145m (3,756ft) above the sea level, located in the Drôme department in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, in southeast-central France.

Mont Bouquet

Mont Bouquet is a mountain pass at an elevation of 628m (2,060ft) above the sea level, located in the Gard department in southern France.

Road trip guide: Conquering Col de la Ramaz

Col de la Ramaz is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.549m (5,082ft) above the sea level, located in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France.

An awe-inspiring road to Col des Basses

Col des Basses is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.786m (5,859ft) above the sea level, located in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France, near the border with Spain and the Autonomous Community of Catalonia.

A defiant road to Col des Cortalets

Col des Cortalets is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.050m (6,725ft) above the sea level, located in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.

Travel guide to the top of Col des Embrasures

Col des Embrasures is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.305m (7,562ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France, near the Italian border.

An epic enthralling road to Signale de Lure

Signale de Lure is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.826m (5,991ft) above the sea level, located in the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, in France.

An old military road to the summit of Monte Grai

Monte Grai is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.920m (6,299ft) above the sea level, located in the Ligurian Alps, a mountain range on the border between France and Italy.

Col de la Chal

Col de la Chal is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.460m (8,070ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

The road to Col Nazie, pure adventure

Col Nazie is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.902m (6,240ft) above the sea level, located in the Isère department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France.

Col de Fresse

Col de Fresse is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.777m (9,110ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps. It'sone of the highest roads of Europe.

Roche de Mio

Roche de Mio is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.716m (8,910ft) above the sea level, located in the Graian Alps, in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It’s one of the highest roads of Europe.

Col des Montets

Col des Montets is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.461m (4,793ft) above the sea level, located in the Haute-Savoie department of France.

Pointe de la Masse

Pointe de la Masse is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.790m (9,153ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps. It's one of the highest roads of Europe.

Col de Thorens

Col de Thorens is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.118m (10,229ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France. It’s one of the highest roads of Europe.

Fort de la Platte

Fort de la Platte is a military fortress at an elevation of 2.009m (6,591ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

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