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Carentan to Cherbourg, France Carentan to Cherbourg, France

Carentan was a strategic early goal of the WWII landings as capturing the town was necessary to link the lodgements at Utah and Omaha beaches which were divided by the Douve River estuary (Nearby fiel...

Chamonix to Martigny, France Chamonix to Martigny, France

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges, Chamonix shares the summit of Mont Blanc with its neighboring commune of Courmayeur in Italy, and own the title of highest commune in France. T...

Cluses to Chamonix, France Cluses to Chamonix, France

The town is located in the Arve Valley, in the region Faucigny. Situated between Geneva and Chamonix, Cluses is located near a number of popular ski slopes. Situated near the massive peaks of the Aigu...

Col du petit-Saint-Bernard, France Col du petit-Saint-Bernard, France

The Little St Bernard Pass (2,188m) is located in the Alps on the French/Italian border, between Savoie, France and Aosta Valley, Italy to the south of the Mont Blanc Massif, precisely on the main alp...

Gorges du Cians, France Gorges du Cians, France

Situated about an hour's ride from St André, and just before Entrevaux, you can take a turn up to the spectacular Gorges du Cians and Gorges de Dalius, both of which are carved from burgundy coloured...

L'Alpe d'Huez to Sarennes, France L'Alpe d'Huez to Sarennes, France

This ride through the Rhône-Alpes in the eastern part of France leads you past the regions of Bourgogne (Burgundy) and Franche-Comté, Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. The highes...

Napoleon Road, France Napoleon Road, France

Route Napoléon is the route taken by Napoléon in 1815 on his return from Elba. It begins at Golfe-Juan, where Napoleon arrived on March 1st, 1815, beginning the Hundred Days that ended at Waterloo. ...

Narbonne, France, to Andorra Narbonne, France, to Andorra

Narbonne, once a prosperous port, it is now located about 15 km from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in southern France. Narbonne was established in Gaul in 118 BC, as Colonia Narbo Martius. It wa...

Verdon Gorge, France Verdon Gorge, France

The Verdon Gorge in south-eastern France (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), is a river canyon which is often considered to be one of Europe's most beautiful areas. The gorge itself is about 25 kilometers long...

Col de la Bonette, France Col de la Bonette, France

The Cime de la Bonette (2,860 m) is a mountain in the French Alps, near the border with Italy, situated within the Mercantour National Park, on the border of the departments of Alpes-Maritimes and Alp...

Corsica, France Corsica, France

A great island for motorbike exploration, Corsica is one of the 27 régions of France, although strictly speaking Corsica is designated as a "territorial collectivity" by law. Napoléon Bonaparte was ...

Mont Ventoux to L'Alpe-d'Huez, France Mont Ventoux to L'Alpe-d'Huez, France

Mont Ventoux is a mountain in the Provence region of southern France, located some 20 km north-east of Carpentras, Vaucluse. On the north-side, the mountain borders the Drôme département. It is the ...

The Ardèche, France The Ardèche, France

The Ardèche river is the largest natural canyon in Europe, and the caves that pierce the 300m cliffs are known for signs of prehistoric inhabitants. The plateau of the Ardeche River is surrounded by ...

Beaufort to Estenc, France Beaufort to Estenc, France

The Château de Beaufort is a ruined castle located along the upper reaches of the Loire River in France, near the village of Goudet in the département of Haute-Loire, in the Auvergne region. It was ...

Burgundy, France Burgundy, France

Burgundy is one of France's main wine producing areas. It is well known for both its red and white wines, mostly made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, respectively, although other grape varietie...

Calais to Le Havre, France Calais to Le Havre, France

Calais overlooks the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point in the English Channel, which is only 34 km wide here, and is the closest French town to England, of which Calais was a territorial possession...

Col du mont Cenis, France Col du mont Cenis, France

Mont Cenis is a massif and pass (2,081m) in Savoie, France, which forms the limit between the Cottian and Graian Alps, and the road over the pass was built between 1803 and 1810 by Napoleon. A 'Fell' ...

Montpellier to Orange, France Montpellier to Orange, France

Montpellier is one of the few large cities in France without a (Gallo-)Roman background. At the time of the Reformation in the sixteenth century, many of the inhabitants of Montpellier became Protesta...

The Dordogne, France The Dordogne, France

The Dordogne is located in the region of Aquitaine, between the Loire valley and the High Pyrénées named after the great river Dordogne that runs through it. There are more than 1,500 castles in Dor...

Arles to Mont Ventoux, France Arles to Mont Ventoux, France

Mont Ventoux is situated in the Provence region of southern France, around 20 km north-east of Carpentras, Vaucluse. On the north-side, the mountain borders the Drôme département. It is the largest ...

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