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Gorges du Guiers Vif

Gorges du Guiers Vif is a very scenic canyon located in the Isère department in southeastern France. It’s one of the famous French balcony roads. There is little room for error on this road. It's normal for your palms to sweat looking at those photos, imagine what it must have been like before the barriers.

The road along the gorges, also known as Gorges du Frou, is called D520C, also known as Route des Entremonts. This road has humbled many egos. It’s not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers. The road is 11.8 km long and climbs up to Pas du Frou, at 621m above the sea level.
The road links the towns of Entre-deux-Guiers and Saint-Pierre-d'Entremont, in the Isère department, in the parc naturel régional de Chartreuse. It’s incredibly disorienting to look over the edge, or even just to see the valleys a couple thousand feet below you. There are not many roads like this in Europe, if you can handle the height and the prospect of a very long freefall this road absolutely has to be on the list of any road connoisseur.

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.

 

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