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Highest mountain roads of France


Located in Western Europe, France is the largest country in the European Union. It’s a very mountainous country. The two most important mountain ranges of the country are the Alps and the Pyrenees.

Highest mountain passes of France:

Mountain pass Elevation Department Surface
Cime de Caron 3.195m (10,482ft) Savoie Gravel
Col du Jandri 3.165m (10,383ft) Isère  Gravel
Mont Chaberton  3.131m (10,272ft) Hautes-Alpes Gravel
Bellecote 3.071m (10,075ft) Savoie Gravel
Pic Blanc 3.067m (10,062ft) Isère Gravel
Col de la Montée du Fond 3.007m (9,865ft) Savoie Gravel
Col du Bouchet 3.004m (9,855ft) Savoie Gravel
Col de Caron 2.996m (9,829ft) Savoie Gravel
Col du Sommeiller 2.993m (9,819ft) Savoie Gravel
Col de Rosael 2.977m (9,767ft)  Savoie Gravel
Aiguille de Péclet 2.951m (9,681ft) Savoie Gravel
Grand Col 2.939m (9,642ft) Savoie Gravel
Pic de Château Renard 2.936m (9,632ft) Hautes-Alpes Gravel
Col des Lessières 2.936m (9,632ft) Savoie  Gravel
Mont Malamot 2.885m (9,465ft) Savoie Gravel
Cugnai Lift 2.884m (9,471ft) Savoie Gravel
Glacier du Varet 2.883m (9,458ft) Savoie Gravel
Col de la Chambre 2.879m (9,445ft) Savoie Gravel
Pic du Midi de Bigorre 2.877m (9,439ft)  Hautes-Pyrénées Gravel
Col de la Bailletta 2.852m (9,356ft) Savoie Gravel
Mont de la Chambre 2.844m (9,330ft) Savoie Gravel
Col de Lauzun 2.809m (9,215ft) Savoie  Gravel
Le Bouchet 2.803m (9,196ft) Savoie Gravel
Cime de la Bonette 2.802m (9,193ft) Alpes-Maritimes/Haute-Provence Asphalt
Col dés Ves 2.793m (9,163ft) Savoie Gravel
Pointe de la Masse 2.790m (9,153ft) Savoie Gravel
Bellevarde 2.783m (9,130ft) Savoie Gravel
Col du Parpaillon 2.780m (9,120ft) Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Gravel
Col de Fresse 2.777m (9,110ft) Savoie Gravel
Col de l'Iseran 2.770m (9,090ft) Savoie Asphalt
Col de la Met 2.750m (9,022ft) Savoie Gravel
Col de Viraysse 2.746m (9,009ft) Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Gravel
Lac de Céma 2.745m (9,005ft) Savoie Asphalt
Col Agnel  2.744m (9,003ft) Hautes-Alpes Asphalt
Col de la Vallée Étroite 2.735m (8,973ft) Savoie Gravel
Punta Bagna 2.730m (8,956ft) Savoie Gravel
Col de La Madeleine 2.716m (8,910ft) Savoie Gravel
Roche de Mio 2.716m (8,910ft) Savoie Gravel
Col de la Bonette 2.715m (8,907ft) Alpes-Maritimes/Haute-Provence Asphalt
Crête de la Pendine 2.705m (8,874ft) Hautes-Alpes Gravel
Sommet de la Saulire 2.697m (8,848ft) Savoie Gravel
La Tovière 2.682m (8,799ft) Savoie Gravel
Col de Restefond 2.680m (8,790ft) Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Asphalt
Col du Palet 2.677m (8,782ft) Savoie Gravel
Colle delle Chaberton 2.674m (8,772ft) Hautes-Alpes Gravel
Faux Col de Restefond 2.656m (8,713ft) Alpes-de-Haute-Provence  Asphalt
Col dés Pres 2.652m (8,700ft) Savoie Gravel
Col du Galibier 2.645m (8,678ft) Savoie/Hautes-Alpes Asphalt
Col des Laquets 2.637m (8,651ft) Hautes-Pyrénées Gravel

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