Gorge du Loup

Gorge du Loup is a balcony road in France

Gorge du Loup is a stunning river canyon located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of the Alpes-Maritimes department, in France. It’s one of the famous French balcony roads.

Tucked away in the southeastern part of the country, the road through the gorges carved by the Loup river is totally paved. It’s called D6 (or Route des Gorges du Loup). The road is cut in the rocks, with some tunnels. Additionally, there are hairpins, bends, and blind curves. The narrow and beautiful narrow river canyon 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.

The road is 5.7 km (3.54 miles) long. It’s 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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