A hairpinned steep road to Parking des Millefonts

Parking des Millefonts is a high mountain parking at an elevation of 2.040m (6,692ft) above the sea level, located in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Parking des Millefonts

The road to reach the parking has a dead end and it’s called Route des Millefonts. The road really offers a lot of nice views higher up. The road actually ends just before reaching the actual valley with the name in question and only a gravel track continues from a little parking place.

The road to the summit is steep, with countless turns and hairpin turns. Starting from M2565 road, the ascent is 9.3 km (5.77 miles). Over this distance, the elevation gain is 654 meters. The average gradient is 7.03%. The surface of the road is paved in pretty bad conditions, and some parts are currently unpaved. At the summit there are 2 gravel roads, climbing up to Vallon des Millefonts (at 2.098m above the sea level) and to Col de Veillos, at 2.187m.