Clue du Terminet

Gorges of Terminet, a balcony road in France

Clue du Terminet is a spectacular canyon formed by Le Sou river in the Aude department in southern France. It’s one of the French balcony roads.

The gorges are traversed by the D40 road. It’s totally paved and runs along a narrow canyon carved by Le Sou River. It’s a road to die for (or die on, if you're not careful!). The road winds as a river, cutting snakes into the cliffs and passes through two tunnels running as a single track road along the mountainside for some distance with nowhere to pass another vehicle. The road was constructed in 1903. The area has a reputation for spawning impressive electrical storms during the summer.

Completely surrounded by mountains and forests, the staggering road is 4.5 km (2.79 miles) long, running northwest-southeast from the D212 Road to Termes. 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. Drive with care as this is a mountain road with hairpin curves and narrow unlit tunnels. When you take this road as picturesque as it is narrow, with its many surprising meanders, drive carefully, and above all don't miss the parking spaces that have been provided.

 

 

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