Gorge du Loup

Gorge du Loup, a balcony road in France

Gorge du Loup is a stunning gorge which starts high in the hills above Greolieres and continues down to Pont-du-Loup, in France, from where you can look up and see Gourdon perched on the cliffs high up above. It’s one of the famous French balcony roads.

Located in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (France), in the Alpes Maritimes, the road that crosses the gorges is called D6 (or Route des Gorges du Loup). The road is 5.7km long. The road is cut in the rocks, with some tunnels. Additionally, there are hairpins, bends, and blind curves. The surface of the road is asphalted. The narrow and beautiful Gorges du Loup cuts north-south through the hills at the foot of Gourdon. Along the route you will find numerous cascades and deep pools, and some well-known high jumps.

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 suprising meanders, drive carefully, and above all don't miss the parking spaces that have been provided.