The narrow D102 is a dangerous balcony road
D102 is a short mountain road located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in southeastern France. It’s one of the most scenic French balcony roads.
Located within Verdon Regional Nature Park, the road is tucked into the Verdon river valley between mountains. It’s totally paved and runs along a narrow canyon carved by the Rayaup river. It’s a road to die for (or die on, if you're not careful!). The area has a reputation for spawning impressive electrical storms during the summer. It runs as a single track road along the mountainside for some distance with nowhere to pass another vehicle.
Nestled in a valley completely surrounded by mountains and forests, the staggering road is 10.9km (6.77 miles) long, running north-south from Castellane to Le Bourguet. Vehicles towing a caravan and trucks are forbidden. It's normal for your palms to sweat looking at those photos, imagine what it must have been like before the barriers. This road raises everyone’s heartbeat.
This road is one of the most famous balcony roads in the country. A balcony road is a hair-raising lane cut into the sides of sheer cliffs. It’s a kind of road not for those who fear heights. There is little room for error on these roads. When you take this road as picturesque as it is narrow, with its many suprising meanders, drive carefully, and above all don't miss the parking spaces that have been provided.