Col de la Bonette, Jausiers

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Col de la Bonette is a high mountain pass in the French Alps, near the border with Italy. It is approximately 2,715 m (8,907 ft) high. It is situated within the Mercantour National Park on the border of the departments of Alpes-Maritimes and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. The road is the seventh highest paved road in the Alps.

You will see a signpost at the foot of the climb which reads "Col de la Bonette- 2802 m above sea level, highest road in Europe". This claim is incorrect for various reasons. It is, however, the highest asphalted road in France and is the highest through road in Europe. Put Col de la Bonette on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Jausiers trip planning tool.
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  • Anyone who enjoys driving will fully understand that, no matter how much you have driven on your journey already, a sign telling you that the Col de la Bonette is the highest road in Europe just...  more »
  • just go there and admire the 360 degree landscape. a beautiful trail or ride if you have time. But the great thing is you can get there by car  more »
  • beautiful col. Make sure to bring warm clothes.
  • Riding through the French Alps and the highest road in Europe
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