Col de la Bonette, Jausiers

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Col de la Bonette and other Jausiers attractions using our handy Jausiers vacation planner.
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  • you should never miss that beautiful spot, the highest col of Europe, close to the top like you feel to be on the moon, spectacular views all the way, and unique experience that you should not miss  more »
  • Probably my favourite Col. The old war installations near the summit are well worth exploring but take a good torch and be prepared for the weather changing quickly. Stunning beautiful and a road surf...  more »
  • We drove the weekend from the cote d'Azur to Jausier over the col de la Bonette to spend a night. The pass is only open when snow free meaning its closed end Oct to end May. The way up is along some o...  more »