Col de la Colmiane : Nos Montagnes à la Carte #13

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Nos montagnes à la carte #13. It’s name may translate from the Occitan origins into ‘medium mountain’, but the Col de la Colmiane is no average climb.

Mont Chauve: Nos montagnes à la carte #12

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Nos montagnes à la carte #12. Mont Chauve is Nice’s hidden mountain. It is hiding in plain sight, sitting there just to the north, right above the city, but nevertheless it is hidden

Col de Brouis: Nos montagnes à la carte #11

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Nos montagnes à la carte #11. For the people of Breil-sur-Roya before the Second World War, the Col de Brouis was a lifeline. It was the only route for them to the rest of France.

Mont Vial: Nos montagnes à la carte #10

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Nos montagnes à la carte #10. Mont Vial, standing at the confluence of the Tinée, Esteron and Var valleys, where the three rivers combine.

Col de Vence: Nos montagnes à la carte #9

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Nos montagnes à la carte #9. The Col de Vence lies at 962m, above the bustling town of Vence and if you can tear your eyes off your stem, you’ll enjoy the stunning view.

Col de Braus: Nos montagnes à la carte #8

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Nos montagnes à la carte #8. Find the point on Col de Braus where René Vietto, one of cycling’s greatest ever climbers, broke away to win his first professional race.

Col de Turini: Nos montagnes à la carte #7

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Nos montagnes à la carte #7. The thick forests of the Col de Turini are testament to the unpredictable weather the highest of the coastal climbs near our home town of Nice.

Mont Ventoux: Nos montagnes à la carte #6

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Nos montagnes à la carte #6. When Napoleon wanted to construct the best naval fleet, he went for the toughest wood, coming from Mont Ventoux.

Col de la Madone: Nos montagnes à la carte #5

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Nos montagnes à la carte #5. It’s a dramatic start to arrive in Menton and climb immediately from sea level, Col de la Madone is famed as a training hill for the pros.

Col d’Èze: Nos montagnes à la carte #4

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Nos montagnes à la carte #4. The Chateau d’Èze, which sits atop the picture-perfect village of Èze, was built over 400 years ago.

Col de Tende: Nos montagnes à la carte #3

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Nos montagnes à la carte #3. If you like getting off the beaten track, you will like the Col de Tende.

Col de la Bonette: Nos montagnes à la carte #2

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Nos montagnes à la carte #2. Claimed to be the highest paved road in Europe, true or not it is perhaps the least of its attractions.