Driving through Gorges de Nouailles, a French balcony road

Gorges de Nouailles is a canyon formed by the Loue River, located in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France. It’s one of the famous French balcony roads.

Gorges de Nouailles

The gorges are traversed by the D67 road. The road was dug into the side of the limestone rocks that border the gorges. The road is 6.6 km long, running east-southwest from Mouthier-Haute-Pierre to Saint-Gorgon-Main. This cliff road is totally paved. Inaugurated on August 10, 1845, under the reign of Louis-Philippe, the road offers breathtaking views of the gorges and many lookouts allow a stopover to appreciate the wild beauty of this valley.

This natural site is remarkably good for whitewater sports. The water is very clear. It’s said to be one of the most beautiful balcony roads of the country. Over time, the road has become a popular route for bikers who appreciate its many bends and panoramas. 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. It’s a magnificent gorge with many jumps including the "Grand Saut" of about ten meters in height.