Col d'Èze is one of the most iconic roads of the Alpes-Maritimes
Col d'Èze is a mountain pass at an elevation of 532m (1,745ft) above the sea level, located in the Alpes-Maritimes department, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France.
Tucked away in the southeastern part of the country, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called M2564, part of the scenic Route des Grandes Alpes. The climb is pretty steep, hitting a 10.2% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.
The pass is 15.4 km (9.56 miles) long, running west-east from Nice (capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department on the French Riviera) to La Turbie. It has been climbed by the Tour de France and Paris–Nice races. It’s one of the most iconic Alpes-Maritimes climbs and a popular training ground for the many professional cyclists residing in the area.