The Iseran, this giant
The word “unavoidable” is not too strong to designate this high mountain pass, the majority of its ascent takes place above 2000 meters of altitude.
Its opening, usually at the beginning of June, is conditioned by the height of the snow cover and its closing, often at the end of September, by the arrival of new snowfalls.
What motorcyclist, cyclist or car driver hasn’t stopped at the summit of the Iseran Pass to take a photo? A prestigious and unmissable stage of the Route des Grandes Alpes, the Iseran Pass remains THE obligatory passage before reaching the Mediterranean shores.
A visit to the chapel of Notre-Dame de la Toute Prudence built in 1939, two years after the opening of the road inaugurated on 10 July 1937 by the President of the Republic Albert Lebrun, is a must.