Clue de Saint Auban is a scenic balcony road in France

Clue de Saint Auban is a spectacular gorge carved by the Esteron River, in France. It’s one of the French balcony roads.

Clue de Saint Auban

Where is Clue de Saint Auban?

The canyon is located at the sources of the Estéron valley at the edge of the Verdon, on the border of the Alpes de Haute-Provence and the Alpes Maritimes departments, in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, in the southeastern part of the country.

Can you drive through Clue de Saint Auban?

The road across the gorges is totally paved. It’s called D2211. It’s a challenging road snaking its way through the clue on a ledge and passing a chapel cut out in the rock where a service is held every September. It’s a roller-coaster journey through forests and mountains to finally climb up the clue of St. Auban, one of the deepest, steepest and most spectacular clues in Provence. The road has been a key stage of the famous Rally Monte-Carlo.

How long is Clue de Saint Auban?

The most demanding section of the sightseeing drive is 7.3 km (4.53 miles) long, running from Saint-Auban to Briançonnet. For this distance, the narrow one-lane road contours up the sheer ravine wall with a roof of rock overhead much of the way. High risk of rock slides.

Is Clue de Saint Auban challenging?

Located at the foot of the mountain Teillon, this road is one of the most famous balcony roads in the country. 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.