Clue de la Roche Percee is a French balcony road

Clue de la Roche Percée is a narrow canyon located in Southeastern France. It’s one of the famous French balcony roads. Driving on this narrow road through the canyon, between walls of cliffs and gorges, is a delight.

Clue de la Roche Percée

Where is Clue de la Roche Percee?

The gorges, also known as Clue de Taulanne, are located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, in the southeastern part of the country.

Can I drive through Clue de la Roche Percee?

The road through the gorges is fully paved. It’s called RD4085 (formerly known as RN 85). It’s one of the most spectacular parts of the Route Napoléon, between Castellane and Barrème near Senez. The drive offers stunning views, but making photo stops is almost impossible here.

How long is Clue de la Roche Percee?

The road is 24.3 km (15.09 miles) long, running south-north from Castellane to Barrême. The road is narrow in parts and features countless turns. The road is very steep in parts and tops out at 1,150m (3,772ft) above sea level at Col des Lèques, with a bar, a restaurant, and a hotel at the summit.