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The Route Napoleon going through a rock face. There are much quicker ways to get from the Mediterranean to Grenoble but none so pretty and bendy! I can’t remember exactly where this shot was taken.
Somewhere between Nice and Grenoble on the Route Napoleon, France.

The Route Napoleon going through a rock face. There are much quicker ways to get from the Mediterranean to Grenoble but none so pretty and bendy! I can’t remember exactly where this shot was taken.

Somewhere between Nice and Grenoble on the Route Napoleon, France.

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The Grande Tête de l’Obiou, 2,790m (9,154ft), from the Route Napoleon.
La Mure, France.

The Grande Tête de l’Obiou, 2,790m (9,154ft), from the Route Napoleon.

La Mure, France.

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A quick stop on the Route Napoleon. Such a brilliant road to drive.

Somewhere in the south of France!

Sorry, I can’t pinpoint exactly where we were when I took this photo!

A quick stop on the Route Napoleon. Such a brilliant road to drive.

Somewhere in the south of France!

Sorry, I can’t pinpoint exactly where we were when I took this photo!

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Evening on the Route Napoleon.
The Route Napoleon is 325km of beautiful winding tarmac from the coast to Grenoble.
Somewhere between Corps and La Mure, France.

Evening on the Route Napoleon.

The Route Napoleon is 325km of beautiful winding tarmac from the coast to Grenoble.

Somewhere between Corps and La Mure, France.

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Notre Dame du Roc church sits on top of its 184m high rock.

Castellane, France.

Notre Dame du Roc church sits on top of its 184m high rock.

Castellane, France.

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My reflection in the wing mirror.
We drove from Monte Carlo to Grenoble on the Route Napoleon, a spectacular road through the mountains that follows the route taken by Napoleon in 1815 as he headed for Waterloo. The 5 or 6 hour trip takes much longer than it would sticking to the autoroute but the rewards are stunning views, some of the greatest driving roads in Europe and no tolls. The fact it took much longer also meant the motorway blast from Grenoble to Lyon looked like this.
Somewhere on the A43 between Grenoble and Lyon, France.

My reflection in the wing mirror.

We drove from Monte Carlo to Grenoble on the Route Napoleon, a spectacular road through the mountains that follows the route taken by Napoleon in 1815 as he headed for Waterloo. The 5 or 6 hour trip takes much longer than it would sticking to the autoroute but the rewards are stunning views, some of the greatest driving roads in Europe and no tolls. The fact it took much longer also meant the motorway blast from Grenoble to Lyon looked like this.

Somewhere on the A43 between Grenoble and Lyon, France.