Madone de Fenestre

A steep paved road to Madone de Fenestre

Madone de Fenestre is a high mountain sanctuary at an elevation of 1.904m (6,246ft) above the sea level, located in the Mercantour National Park, in the Alpes-Maritimes, a department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in the extreme southeast corner of France.

The paved road to the summit is called M94. Madone de Fenestre owes its name to a hole in the Cayre de la Madone, a rock behind the sanctuary, where the Virgin appeared one day. The interior is baroque in style. After several fires, the sanctuary was restored in the 19th century. 

The climb is as irregular as possible. Starting from the junction of the D2265 - D171 roads, the ascent is 22.6 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.393 meters. The average percentage is 6.2 %. 


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