Gorges de la Méouge, a balcony road in France
Gorges de la Méouge is an incredible canyon located in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France. The gorge is 7-kilometre (4.3 mi) long carved by the Méouge which has its source in the Drôme. It’s one of the famous French balcony roads.
This real gem of a discovery located within the Baronnies Provencales Natural Regional Park, is traversed by the D942, a small asphalted narrow road. It’s 10.0 km long and links the towns of Le Plan and Barret-sur-Méouge.
This amazing road is carved into the mountainside. It’s a road to die for (or die on, if you're not careful!). The area offers plenty of opportunities to cool down on the below Méouge. It’s normal for your palms to sweat looking at those photos, imagine what it must have been like before the barriers. 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.
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.
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.