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France Department High Points

RankDepartmentRegionPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4)
1.Haute-SavoieRhône-Alpes/Valle d’AostaMont Blanc4810Savoy Alps
2.Hautes-AlpesProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurBarre des Écrins4102Dauphine Alps
3.IsèreRhône-Alpes/Provence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurPic Lory4088Dauphine Alps
4.SavoieRhône-AlpesLa Grande Casse3855Graian Alps
5.Alpes-de-Haute-ProvenceProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurAiguille de Chambeyron3412Cottian Alps
6.Hautes-PyrénéesMidi-Pyrenees/AragónPic Vignemale3299West-Central Pyrenees
7.Haute-GaronneMidi-Pyrenees/AragónPerdiguero3221West-Central Pyrenees
8.Alpes-MaritimesProvence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur/PiedmontCime du Gélas3143Maritime Alps
9.AriègeMidi-Pyrenees/CataloniaPic d’Estats3142East-Central Pyrenees
10.Pyrénées-AtlantiquesAquitaine/Aragón/Midi-PyreneesPic Palas2974West-Central Pyrenees
11.Pyrénées-OrientalesLanguedoc-RoussillonPic Carlit2921East-Central Pyrenees
12.Haute-CorseCorsicaMonte Cinto2706 
13.AudeLanguedoc-RoussillonPic de Madrès2469East-Central Pyrenees
14.DrômeRhône-Alpes/Provence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurRocher Rond2453Dauphine Alps
15.Corse-du-SudCorsicaA Maniccia-Crêt Sud2425 
16.VaucluseProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurMont Ventoux1911Dauphine Alps
17.Puy-de-DômeAuvergnePuy de Sancy1885Monts d’Auvergne
18.CantalAuvergnePlomb du Cantal1855Monts d’Auvergne
19.ArdécheAuvergne/Rhône-AlpesMont Mézenc1753Cévennes
19.Haute-LoireAuvergne/Rhône-AlpesMont Mézenc1753Cévennes
21.AinRhône-AlpesCrêt de la Neige1720Jura
22.VarProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurMont de Lachens1714Maritime Alps
23.LozèreLanguedoc-RoussillonMont Lozère1699Cévennes
24.LoireRhône-Alpes/AuvergnePierre-sur-Haute1634Northeast Massif Central
25.GardLanguedoc-RoussillonMont Aigoual1565Cévennes
26.JuraFranche-ComtéCrêt Pela1495Jura
27.AveyronLanguedoc-RoussillonSignal de Mailhe-Biau--Northwest Peak1463Central Massif Central
28.DoubsFranche-ComtéMont d'Or1461Jura
29.Haut-RhinAlsaceGrand Ballon1424Vosges
30.VosgesLorraine/AlsaceHohneck1363Vosges
31.AllierAuvergne/Rhône-Alpes/Rhône-AlpesPuy de Montoncel1287Northeast Massif Central
32.TarnMidi-PyreneesPuech de Rascas1270Cévennes
33.Territoire de BelfortAlsace/Franche-Comté/LorraineBallon d'Alsace1247Vosges
34.Haute-SaôneFranche-Comté/LorraineBallon de Servance1216Vosges
35.HéraultLanguedoc-RoussillonValbonne1151Cévennes
36.Bas-RhinAlsaceChamp de Feu1099Vosges
37.Bouches-du-RhôneProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurBertagne1041Maritime Alps
38.RhôneRhône-AlpesMont Saint-Rigaud1009Northeast Massif Central
39.MoselleLorraine/AlsaceGrossman986Vosges
40.CorrèzeLimousinMont Bessou976Northwestern Massif Central
41.CreuseLimousinForêt de Châteauvert932Northwestern Massif Central
42.Saône-et-LoireBourgogneHaut Folin901Burgundy Hills
43.NièvreBourgogneMont Préneley855Burgundy Hills
44.LotMidi-PyreneesSignal de Labastide-du-Haut-Mont783Southwest Massif Central
45.Haute-VienneLimousinPuy de Crozat777Northwestern Massif Central
46.Meurthe-et-MoselleLorraineRoc de Taurupt731Vosges
47.Côte-d’OrBourgogneMont de Gien721Burgundy Hills
48.YonneBourgogneBois de la Pérouse607Burgundy Hills
49.Haute-MarneChampagne-ArdenneBois de Baissey523Burgundy Hills
50.Tarn-et-GaronneMidi-PyreneesPuech des Carts-Sommet Nord504Southwest Massif Central
51.CherCentre/LimousinLe Magnoux501Northwestern Massif Central
52.ArdennesChampagne-Ardenne/Walloon RegionLa Croix Scaille500Ardennes
53.DordogneAquitaine/LimousinForêt de Vieillecour-Sommet Sud-ouest475Northwestern Massif Central
54.IndreCentreTerrior Randoin457Northwestern Massif Central
55.MeuseLorraineBois de Vaudeville451Ardennes
56.MayennePays de la LoireMont des Avaloirs417Normandy Hills
57.OrneBasse-NormandieSignal d'Ecouves413Normandy Hills
58.FinistèreBrittanyRoc'h Trédudon387Brittany Hills
59.GersMidi-PyreneesMont de Chapelle Saint Roch377West-Central Pyrenees
60.AubeChampagne-ArdenneBois du Mont370Burgundy Hills
61.CharentePoitou-Charentes/LimousinRocher aux Oiseaux368Northwestern Massif Central
62.MancheBasse-NormandieSt-Martin-de-Chaulieu365Normandy Hills
63.CalvadosBasse-NormandieMont Pinçon363Normandy Hills
64.SarthePays de la LoireForêt de Perseigne340Normandy Hills
65.Côtes-d'ArmorBrittanyMont Carmel339Brittany Hills
66.MorbihanBrittanyMorbihan High Point299Brittany Hills
67.AisnePicardie/Champagne-ArdenneLe Chêne Nain295Ardennes
68.Eure-et-LoirCentreButte de Rougemont287Normandy Hills
69.MarneChampagne-ArdenneForet Domaniale de Verzey286North-Central France
70.VendéePays de la LoireSaint Michel Mont Mercure285Northwestern Massif Central
71.Lot-et-GaronneAquitaineBois Redon278Southwest Massif Central
72.LoiretCentreLoiret High Point273Northwestern Massif Central
73.Deux-SèvresPoitou-CharentesTerrier de Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux271Northwestern Massif Central
74.NordNord-Pas-de-CalaisNord High Point270Ardennes
75.Ille-et-VilaineBrittanyHaute Forêt258Brittany Hills
76.Loir-et-CherCentreBois des Vallèes256Normandy Hills
77.EureHaute-NormandieLa Richardière250Normandy Hills
78.Seine-MaritimeHaute-NormandieConteville247North-Central France
79.OisePicardieLa Grande Pièce du Laris236North-Central France
80.ViennePoitou-CharentesLes Frémigis231Northwestern Massif Central
81.Seine-et-MarneÎle-de-FranceButte Saint-Georges216North-Central France
82.Val-d’OiseÎle-de-France/PicardieButtes de Rône216North-Central France
83.Maine-et-LoirePays de la LoireMaine-et-Loire High Point216Northwestern Massif Central
84.SommePicardieLes Quatre Arbres215North-Central France
85.LandesAquitaineColline de Lauret213West-Central Pyrenees
86.Pas-de-CalaisNord-Pas-de-CalaisLe Moulin du Verval211North-Central France
87.YvelinesÎle-de-FranceBois de Galluis195North-Central France
88.Indre-et-LoireCentreSignal de la Ronde186Northwestern Massif Central
89.Hauts-de-SeineÎle-de-FranceVaucresson178Normandy Hills
90.EssonneÎle-de-FranceBois de Verrières174Normandy Hills
91.Charente-MaritimePoitou-CharentesBois de Chantemerlière167Northwestern Massif Central
92.GirondeAquitaineColline de Samazeuil166West-Central Pyrenees
93.ParisÎle-de-FranceMontmartre131North-Central France
94.Seine-St.-DenisÎle-de-FranceFort Vaujours129North-Central France
95.Val-De-MarneÎle-de-FranceVillejuif121Normandy Hills
96.Loire-AtlantiquePays de la LoireColline de la Bretèche116Brittany Hills

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List Description

France is divided into 96 departrments, and in many ways they are more important than the 18 regions that are the primary divisions of the country. French postal codes and license plate codes are both based on the department number--every Frenchman knows a car with a "75" is from Paris.

Acknowledgments

Thanks to Lee Newton, who provided me with an updated and thoroughly researched list of these points.

Links

     List of French Departments (click on name to see stats, including high point)
     French Regions and Departments (click on names for high points)

 


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