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A signpost at the foot Col de la Bonette makes the claim "Col de la Bonette - Restefond, 2.802 m above sea level, the highest road in Europe". But this claim is incorrect for several reasons.

The two kilometre long teardrop shaped loop around the Cime de la Bonette peak (2.860m) from either side of the pass is one of the highest paved through route in the Alps, and in France. But there are more road passes whose altitudes are higher in Europe:

Mountain RoadElevationCountrySurface
Mount Elbrus4.044m (13,267ft)RussiaGravel
Terskol Ice base3.675m (12,057ft)RussiaGravel
Pico del Veleta3.369m (11,053ft)SpainAsphalt
Bontadini-Lift3.332m (10,931ft)ItalyGravel
Mount Erciyes3.330m (10,925ft)TurkeyGravel
Yanıkçukur Road3.304m (10,839ft)TurkeyGravel
Mount Ararat3.291m (10,797ft)TurkeyGravel
Mount Artos3.225m (10,580ft)TurkeyGravel
Collado de Carihuela3.209m (10,528ft)SpainGravel
Cime de Caron3.182m (10,439ft)FranceGravel
Col du Jandri3.165m (10,383ft)FranceGravel 
Stubaier Glacier3.150m (10,334ft)AustriaGravel
Hohsaas3.146m (10,321ft)SwitzerlandGravel
Monte Chaberton3.131m (10,272ft)Italy-FranceGravel
Passo del Madriccio3.123m (10,246ft)ItalyGravel
Collado El Lobo3.115m (10,219ft)SpainGravel
Unterrothorn3.109m (10,200ft)SwitzerlandGravel
Refugio Villavientos3.094m (10,150ft)SpainGravel
Pik Terskol3.092m (10,144ft)RussiaGravel
Col du Plateau Rosa3.088m (10,131ft)ItalyGravel
Bellecote3.071m (10,075ft)FranceGravel
Pic Blanc3.067m (10,062ft)FranceGravel
Refugio de la Caldera3.053m (10,016ft)SpainGravel
Verçenik Tepesi3.047m (9,996ft)TurkeyGravel
Top Mountain Star3.023m (9,917ft)AustriaGravel
Rifugio Pirovano3.018m (9,901ft)ItalyGravel
Gaislachkogel3.018m (9,901ft)AustriaGravel
Col de la Montée du Fond3.007m (9,865ft)FranceGravel
Col du Bouchet3.004m (9,855ft)FranceGravel
Ziyaret dağı3.002m (9,849ft)TurkeyGravel
Col de Caron2.996m (9,829ft)FranceGravel
Karabek Geçidi2.994m (9,822ft)TurkeyAsphalt/Gravel
Col del Sommeiller 2.993m (9,819ft)France-ItalyGravel
Passo dei Salati2.988m (9,803ft)ItalyGravel
Cima Bianca2.977m (9,767ft)ItalyGravel
Col de Rosael 2.977m (9,767ft)FranceGravel
Inferno Mürren2.970m (9,744ft)SwitzerlandGravel
Danakıran Road2.961m (9,714ft)TurkeyGravel
Aiguille de Péclet2.951m (9,681ft)FranceGravel
Grand Col2.939m (9,642ft)FranceGravel
Col des Lessières2.936m (9,362ft)FranceGravel
Pic de Château Renard2.936m (9,362ft)FranceGravel
Mount Tendürek2.928m (9,606ft)TurkeyGravel
Passo delle Platigliole2.908m (9,540ft)ItalyGravel
Col des Gentianes2.906m (9,534ft)SwitzerlandGravel
Cresta Sobretta2.901m (9,517ft)ItalyGravel
Cime Bianche2.899m (9,511ft)ItalyGravel
Plattachbahn mountain2.898m (9,507ft)AustriaGravel
Marsis Mountain2.888m (9,475ft)TurkeyGravel
Mont Malamot2.885m (9,465ft)FranceGravel
Cugnai Lift
2.884m (9,471ft)FranceGravel
Glacier du Varet2.883m (9,458ft)FranceGravel
Col de la Chambre2.879m (9,445ft)FranceGravel
Corne de Sorebois2.879m (9,445ft)SwitzerlandGravel
Pic du Midi2.877m (9,439ft)FranceGravel
Viderjoch2.876m (9,435ft)Switzerland-AustriaGravel
Greitspitz2.876m (9,435ft)Switzerland-AustriaGravel
Rif. Francesco Petrarca2.875m (9,432ft)ItalyGravel
Palinkopf2.863m (9,393ft) Switzerland/AustriaGravel
Grubengletscher2.862m (9,389ft)SwitzerlandGravel
Parpaner Rothorn2.857m (9,373ft)SwitzerlandGravel
Col de la Bailletta2.852m (9,356ft)FranceGravel
Abano Pass2.850m (9,350ft)GeorgiaGravel
Cima Ciantiplagna2.849m (9,347ft)ItalyGravel
Mont de la Chambre2.844m (9,330ft)FranceGravel
La Colletta2.843m (9,327ft)ItalyGravel
Mamisoni Pass2.836m (9,304ft)Georgia-RussiaGravel
Laghi di Cedèc2.833m (9,294ft)ItalyGravel
Ötztal Glacier Road2.830m (9,285ft)AustriaAsphalt
Rifugio Madriccio2.828m (9,278ft)ItalyGravel
Col de Lauzun2.809m (9,215ft)FranceGravel
Rifugio Duca degli Abruzzi2.809m (9,215ft)ItalyGravel
Monte Jafferau2.805m (9,202ft)ItalyGravel
Le Bouchet2.803m (9,196ft)FranceGravel
Cime de la Bonette2.802m (9,193ft)FranceAsphalt
Col dés Ves2.793m (9,163ft)FranceGravel
Pointe de la Masse2.790m (9,153ft)FranceGravel
Bellevarde2.783m (9,130ft)FranceGravel
Klukhorskii Pass2.781m (9,124ft)Russia-GeorgiaAsphalt
Col du Parpaillon2.780m (9,120ft)FranceGravel
Mount Nemrut2.779m (9,117ft)TurkeyGravel
Col de Fresse2.777m (9,110ft)FranceGravel
Heimischgarten2.770 m (9,087m)Switzerland Gravel
Col de l'Iseran2.764m (9,068ft)FranceAsphalt 
Passo dello Stelvio2.757m (9,045ft)ItalyAsphalt
Cap de les Raspes Roies2.754m (9,035 ft)SpainGravel
Kaunertal glacier road2.750m (9,022ft)Austria Asphalt 
Col de la Met2.750m (9,022ft)FranceGravel
Col de Viraysse2.746m (9,009ft)FranceGravel
Lac de Céma2.745m (9,005ft)FranceAsphalt
Col Agnel-Agnello2.744m (9,003ft)France-ItalyAsphalt 
Col de Chassoure2.739m (8,986ft)Switzerland Gravel 
Forcella d’Entova2.738m (8,985ft)ItalyGravel
Col de la Vallée Étroite2.735m (8,973ft)FranceGravel
L'Aiguille Percée2.732m (8,963ft)FranceGravel
Punta Bagna2.730m (8,956ft)FranceGravel
Col de La Madeleine2.716m (8,910ft)FranceGravel
Roche de Mio2.716m (8,910ft)FranceGravel
Col de la Bonette2.715m (8,907 ft)FranceAsphalt
Rifugio Pizzini2.706m (8,876ft)ItalyGravel
Col des Vaux2.705m (8,874ft)SwitzerlandGravel 
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