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Pic de Château Renard

Pic de Château Renard is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.936m (9,632ft) above the sea level, located in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Europe.

Located within the Queyras Regional Natural Park, the road to the summit is gravel, very steep and really narrow. It’s usually impassable from October to June. At the summit there’s an astronomical observatory called Observatoire de Saint-Véran. Built in 1974 it’s said to be one of the highest observatories in Europe. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country. The climb is really steep. Starting from Saint-Véran, the ascent is 10.3 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 924 meters with an average percentage of 8.9 %. The maximum slope is 12 %. This is a maintained road where a high clearance 2WD vehicle is able to travel safely at low speeds on long dry straight-of-ways, without losing control due to wash boarding, ruts, or dips. 
Pic: https://www.saintveran-astronomie.com/acces.html


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