My photo postcard of the Col de la Cayolle between the departments of Alpes-Maritimes and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in France.

First week the road was open following the winter, a dramatic climb up to the sources of the river Var, the marmottes and other wildlife protected by the Parc National du Mercantour.

We were also there in 2011 see Col de la Cayolle - June 2011