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Rocamador to Avignon by car

Sonoma, California
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Rocamador to Avignon by car

We want to drive from Rocamador to Avignon by car, taking our time, but...one of us is afraid of heights. What route would be the least scary (e.g.; we know to avoid the Millau bridge!).

Toowoomba, Australia
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1. Re: Rocamador to Avignon by car

Have you looked at via michelin. This gives three routes, one of which crosses the Millau viaduct. You could turn off at Rodez and go through Mende. It would , of course, be a lot slower.

The Millau viaduct is quite impressive with a visitor centre where you can walk up to view it. It really is worth seeing.You could stop at the centre and then take the slow route down through the town of Millau without actually driving across the bridge itself. One of us has a slight problem with heights and did not find driving across it an issue.

Broadford, Australia
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2. Re: Rocamador to Avignon by car

Hi, We drove from Gramat, a little to the south of Rocamadour to Millau via Rodez and I can't recall any challenging terrain. I am also not good with heights and crossed the viaduc without any problems. Just don't drive on the outside lane perhaps.

I do wonder how Mrs humanone will deal with Rocamadour, a town that is attached to the side of a cliff...

It is a really lovely area. We spent a few hours wandering Figeac wile we did our laundry and really enjoyed the feel of the place.

Cheers,

UF

Grenoble, France
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3. Re: Rocamador to Avignon by car

There are no vertiginous roads there, some are dangerous because they're narrow with blind spots (around Conques for example) but that's it.

Sonoma, California
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4. Re: Rocamador to Avignon by car

Please let me rephrase my question: I am only afraid of vertiginous roads without guard rails (such as driving up from the Lot river to Grotte Peche Merle.) Being up high such as in Rocamadour or St. Cirq la Popie is no problem, only the driving. So...What is the route that will take me from Rocamadour to Avignon without a heart attack? I'd even appreciate the route numbers and/or the major intersection towns. I have looked at Google maps and Michelin maps but cannot tell which route would be least vertiginous. Thanks.

Grenoble, France
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5. Re: Rocamador to Avignon by car

There are no guard rails on most back roads in France, it's like a "thing". Go to Italy and it's the complete opposite.

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