Gorges de Saint-Georges

Gorges de Saint-Georges, a balcony road in France

The Gorges de Saint-Georges is a canyon formed by the Aude River, in the Occitanie region of southern France. It’s one of the French balcony roads.

Located within the Pyrenees, the gorges are traversed by the D118 road. 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.
This cliff road is asphalted. This beautiful road with stunning views is not recommended for drivers who are prone to vertigo. It's normal for your palms to sweat looking at those photos, imagine what it must have been like before the barriers. This natural site is remarkably good for whitewater sports like rafting, kayak, canorafting and hydrospeed. This road should not be attempted by those who don't know how to reverse. This tortuous route is not for those who fear heights. The road is stuck between two huge rocky walls and the river Aude.

This road leading to the village of Axat 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. 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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