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D43

Located in the Lot department in south-western France, the D43 road is a thrilling experience. The road still remains an adrenaline-pumping journey and is definitely not for the faint of lungs, heart, or legs.  It’s one of the famous French balcony roads.

The road is asphalted. It’s 2.4km long and links Le Colombier and La Tuilerie. In France there are a few balcony roads, which are hair-raising lanes 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. It's normal for your palms to sweat looking at those photos, imagine what it must have been like before the barriers.
The most challenging part of the road runs along the Dordogne river. It runs as a single track road along the mountainside for some distance with nowhere to pass another vehicle. Here one says a prayer that nobody is coming towards you until the road widens some kilometres further. It’s certainly breathtaking and it has a fearsome reputation. 

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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