Cime de la Bonette

Cime de la Bonette (el. 2,860 metres or 9,383 feet) is a mountain in the French Alps, near the border with Italy. It is situated within the Mercantour National Park on the border of the departments of Alpes-Maritimes and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, between the Ubaye Valley and the valley of the Tinée River.

"Cime" is French for "summit".

The summit is surrounded by road from the Col de la Bonette, which reaches 2,802 metres (9,193 ft), and is the second highest paved through route in the Alps. It is also the highest point reached by the Tour de France.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Woodland, Les (2003). The Yellow Jersey Companion to the Tour de France. London: Yellow Jersey Press. p. 261. ISBN 0-224-06318-9.

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