The road to Lac de Céma, a drive you'll never forget

Lac de Céma is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 2.745m (9,005ft) above the sea level, located in the department of Savoie in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, near the Italian border. It’s one of the highest roads of Europe.

Lac de Céma

The road to the lake, located within the Graian Alps, is paved but pretty narrow and potholed due the snow. It’s open only in summers, from May or June to October. The road ends on a big parking lot.

Starting from Col de l'Iseran, the King of the Alps, the road to the lake is 900 m (0.55 miles) long. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.