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Rocher du Charvet

Rocher du Charvet is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.712m (8,897ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Europe.

Located within the Vanoise National Park, in the French Alps, near the Italian border, the road to the summit is rocky and gravel. It’s a chairlift access trail of the Val d’Isère ski resort. The slope is very steep, consists of loose stones and becomes even steeper and rocky in the upper part. This trail can be done only a very narrow time-frame in the summer (end of August). The wind is usually quite strong at mountain areas. High winds blow here all year long. Even in summer you can confront with snowy days. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold. The steep is over than 30%. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.
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