the world's most spectacular roads


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 passElevationDepartmentSurface
Cime de Caron3.195m (10,482ft)SavoieGravel
Col du Jandri3.151m (10,337ft)Isère Gravel
Mont Chaberton 3.131m (10,272ft)Hautes-AlpesGravel
Col de Caron2.996m (9,829ft)SavoieGravel
Col du Sommeiller2.993m (9,819ft)SavoieGravel
Col de Rosael2.977m (9,767ft) SavoieGravel
Col de la Montée du Fond2.974m (9,757ft)SavoieGravel
Grand Col2.939m (9,642ft)SavoieGravel
Pic de Château Renard2.936m (9,632ft)Hautes-AlpesGravel
Mont Malamot2.917m (9,570ft)SavoieGravel
Col des Lessières2.936m (9,632ft)Savoie Gravel
Glacier du Varet2.883m (9,458ft)SavoieGravel
Pic du Midi de Bigorre2.877m (9,439ft) Hautes-PyrénéesGravel
Col de la Bailletta2.852m (9,356ft)SavoieGravel
Col de Lauzun2.809m (9,215ft)Savoie Gravel
Cime de la Bonette2.802m (9,193ft)Alpes-Maritimes/Haute-ProvenceAsphalt
Col de la Chambre2.786m (9,140ft)SavoieGravel
Col du Parpaillon2.780m (9,120ft)Alpes-de-Haute-ProvenceGravel
Col de Viraysse2.772m (9,094ft)Alpes-de-Haute-ProvenceGravel
Col de l'Iseran2.770m (9,090ft)SavoieAsphalt
Col de la Met2.750m (9,022ft)SavoieGravel
Col Agnel 2.744m (9,003ft)Hautes-AlpesAsphalt
Punta Bagna2.730m (8,956ft)SavoieGravel
Col de La Madeleine2.716m (8,910ft)SavoieGravel
Col de la Bonette2.715m (8,907ft)Alpes-Maritimes/Haute-ProvenceAsphalt
Crête de la Pendine2.705m (8,874ft)Hautes-AlpesGravel
Col de Restefond2.680m (8,790ft)Alpes-de-Haute-ProvenceAsphalt
Colle delle Chaberton2.674m (8,772ft)Hautes-AlpesGravel
Faux Col de Restefond2.656m (8,713ft)Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Asphalt
Col du Galibier2.645m (8,678ft)Savoie/Hautes-AlpesAsphalt
Col des Laquets2.637m (8,651ft)Hautes-PyrénéesGravel

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