Col du Lachens

The road to Col du Lachens isn’t an easy one

Col du Lachens, also known as Mont du Lachens, is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.714m (5,623ft) above the sea level, located in the Alpes-Maritimes in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in the extreme southeast corner of France.

The road to the summit is totally paved. It's called Route Forestière du Lachens. It’s pretty narrow and the surface is in really bad conditions. Montagne de Lachens is the highest mountain in Var and you can go up close to the summit at 1.710m.

At the summit there’s a military installation. In the past, Lachens was probably one of France’s most famous flying sites. It still hosts various paragliding competitions, and is home of the National Free Flight Centre. 


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