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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 PassElevation (m)Elevation (ft)CountrySurface
Mount Elbrus3.85112,634RussiaGravel
Pico del Veleta3.39411,135SpainAsphalt
Mount Erciyes3.33010,925TurkeyGravel
Mount Ararat3.29110,797TurkeyGravel
Yanıkçukur Road3.27210,734TurkeyGravel
Mount Artos3.22510,580TurkeyGravel
Cime de Caron3.19510,482FranceGravel
Col du Jandri3.15110,337FranceGravel 
Stubaier Glacier3.15010,334AustriaGravel
Monte Chaberton3.13110,272Italy-FranceGravel
Passo del Madriccio3.12310,246ItalyGravel
Verçenik Tepesi3.0329,947TurkeyGravel
Top Mountain Star3.0239,917AustriaGravel
Rifugio Pirovano3.0189,901ItalyGravel
Cima Bianca3.0129,881ItalyGravel
Ziyaret dağı2.9989,835TurkeyGravel
Col de Caron2.9969,829FranceGravel
Karabek Geçidi2.9949,822TurkeyAsphalt/Gravel
Col del Sommeiller 2.9939,819France-ItalyGravel
Col de Rosael 2.9779,767FranceGravel
Col de la Montée du Fond2.9749,757FranceGravel
Inferno Mürren2.9709,744SwitzerlandGravel
Danakıran Road2.9619,714TurkeyGravel
Aiguille de Péclet2.9519,681FranceGravel
Col des Gentianes2.9509,678SwitzerlandGravel
Grand Col2.9399,642FranceGravel
Col des Lessières2.9369,362FranceGravel
Pic de Château Renard2.9369,632FranceGravel
Mount Tendürek2.9289,606TurkeyGravel
Monte Seguret2.9269,599ItalyGravel
Mont Malamot2.9179.570FranceGravel
Passo delle Platigliole2.9089,540ItalyGravel
Cresta Sobretta2.9019,517ItalyGravel
Plattachbahn mountain 2.8989,507AustriaGravel
Mamisoni Pass2.8929,488Georgia-RussiaGravel
Marsis Mountain2.8889,475TurkeyGravel
Glacier du Varet2.8839,458FranceGravel
Pic du Midi2.8779,439FranceGravel
Rif. Francesco Petrarca2.8759,432ItalyGravel
Col de la Bailletta2.8529,356FranceGravel
Abano Pass2.8509,350GeorgiaGravel
Cima Ciantiplagna2.8499,347ItalyGravel
La Colleta2.8439,327ItalyGravel
Laghi di Cedèc2.8339,294ItalyGravel
Ötztal Glacier Road2.8309,285AustriaAsphalt
Rifugio Madriccio2.8289,278ItalyGravel
Col de Lauzun2.8099,215FranceGravel
Rifugio Duca degli Abruzzi2.8099,215ItalyGravel
Monte Jafferau2.8059,202ItalyGravel
Le Bouchet2.8039,196FranceGravel
Cime de la Bonette2.8029,193FranceAsphalt
Col dés Ves2.7939,163FranceGravel
Col de la Chambre2.7869,140FranceGravel
Klukhorskii Pass2.7819,124Russia-GeorgiaAsphalt
Col du Parpaillon2.7809,120FranceGravel
Mount Nemrut2.7799,117TurkeyGravel
Col de Fresse2.7779,110FranceGravel
Col de Viraysse2.7729,094FranceGravel
Col de l'Iseran2.7649,068FranceAsphalt 
Pointe de la Masse2.7609,055FranceGravel
Passo dello Stelvio2.7579,045ItalyAsphalt
Kaunertal glacier road2.7509,022Austria Asphalt 
Col de la Met2.7509,022FranceGravel
Lac de Céma2.7459,005FranceAsphalt
Col Agnel-Agnello2.7449,003France-ItalyAsphalt 
Col de Chassoure2.7398,986Switzerland Gravel 
Forcella d'Entova2.7388,985ItalyGravel
Pic Blanc2.7328,963FranceGravel
Punta Bagna2.7308,956FranceGravel
Col de La Madeleine2.7168,910FranceGravel
Roche de Mio2.7168,910FranceGravel
Col de la Vallée Étroite2.7168,910FranceGravel
Col de la Bonette2.7158,907 FranceAsphalt
Rifugio Pizzini2.7068,876ItalyGravel
Col des Vaux2.7058,874SwitzerlandGravel 

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