Iseran the giant
“Must-do” is not too strong a term to describe the ascent of this high mountain pass, most of which takes place more than 2,000 metres above sea level.
It usually opens at the beginning of June, depending on the depth of snow cover, and often closes again at the end of September due to the return of fresh snowfall.
At the summit of the Iseran Pass, every driver, motorcyclist and cyclist stops to take a photo! This prestigious and unmissable section of the Route des Grandes Alpes, remains THE road to travel on your way to the beaches of the Mediterranean.
A visit to the chapel of Notre-Dame de la Toute Prudence is also a must. It was built in 1939, two years after the opening of the road, which was inaugurated on 10th July 1937 by the President of France, Albert Lebrun.