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.

Col du Tra: a curvy steep road only for experienced drivers

Col du Tra is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.312m (4,304ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. Overall this road is a goody for motorbike drivers – but be careful – it could be your last.

Colle Plane

Colle Plane is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.222m (7,290ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Italy and France.

Travel guide to the top of Tuc d'Ardounes

Tuc d'Ardounes is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.045m (6,709ft) above the sea level, located in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France.

Driving the challenging Défilé de Ruoms, a French balcony road

Défilé de Ruoms is the name of a very scenic defile located in the Ardèche department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France. It’s one of the most scenic balcony roads of the country.

Road trip guide: 26 hairpin turns to Pas de l’Escous

Pas de l’Escous is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.012m (3,320ft) above the sea level, located in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, in France.

Port d'Envalira is the highest paved road in the Pyrenees

Port d'Envalira is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.408m (7,900ft) above the sea level located in the Encamp parish of Andorra. 

Road trip guide: Conquering Port de Rat

Port de Rat is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.372m (7,782ft) above the sea level, located on the border of France and Andorra. 

The challenging unpaved road to Col du Parpaillon

Col du Parpaillon is a high mountain pass located on the boundary of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Hautes-Alpes departments, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France.

Driving the road to Col de l’Abelle is not a piece of cake

Col de l’Abelle is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 925m (3,034ft) above the sea level, located in the department of Alpes-Maritimes, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France.

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