Gorges de la Vésubie

Driving the scenic Gorges de la Vésubie

Gorges de la Vésubie is the name of a canyon located in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the region of Provence-Cote d'Azur of France. It’s one of the scenic French balcony roads.

Tucked away in the southeastern part of the country, the canyon was formed by erosion of the Vesubie river, a tributory of the Var river flowing into the Mediterranean Sea at Nice. The scenery is great and spectacular views are guaranteed. The gorges are traversed by the paved M2565, nicknamed as Route de la Vésubie. The narrow road that skirts the Vésubie river is 20km (12 miles) long, linking the M173 and M6202 roads.

Visit outside busy periods: loads of tourists in summer. It’s a very scenic drive between a huge rocky wall and the river Vésubie. The surface of the road is in good conditions. The drive features 3 narrow tunnels. The drive has vertical rock walls towering above and sometimes over the road. Drive carefully.


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