Clue du Pérouré

Clue du Pérouré, a balcony road in France

Clue du Pérouré is a canyon with dramatic views located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France. It’s one of the most scenic French balcony roads.

Tucked away on of the southeastern corner of France, the road through the canyon carved by Le Bes river is extremely challenging. It’s called D900A. The road is 31.7 km (19.69 miles) long, running south-north from Digne-les-Bains to Verdaches. This amazing road is carved into the mountainside.

To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 40 and 50 minutes. Along the road are several signs about the limited maximum height of the road, ranging from 2,8m to 3,2m. It’s a road to die for (or die on, if you're not careful!). 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.

Located in the Bès valley, 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. When you take this road as picturesque as it is narrow, with its many surprising meanders, drive carefully, and above all don't miss the parking spaces that have been provided.

 

 

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