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France Department High Points

RankDepartmentRegionPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.Haute-SavoieRhône-Alpes/Valle d’AostaMont Blanc15,781Savoy Alps 
2.Hautes-AlpesProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurBarre des Écrins13,458Dauphine Alps 
3.IsèreRhône-Alpes/Provence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurPic Lory13,412Dauphine Alps 
4.SavoieRhône-AlpesLa Grande Casse12,648Graian Alps 
5.Alpes-de-Haute-ProvenceProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurAiguille de Chambeyron11,194Cottian Alps 
6.Hautes-PyrénéesMidi-Pyrenees/AragónPic Vignemale10,823West-Central Pyrenees 
7.Haute-GaronneMidi-Pyrenees/AragónPerdiguero10,568West-Central Pyrenees 
8.Alpes-MaritimesProvence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur/PiedmontCime du Gélas10,312Maritime Alps 
9.AriègeMidi-Pyrenees/CataloniaPic d'estats10,308East-Central Pyrenees 
10.Pyrénées-AtlantiquesAquitaine/Aragón/Midi-PyreneesPic Palas9757West-Central Pyrenees 
11.Pyrénées-OrientalesLanguedoc-RoussillonPic Carlit9583East-Central Pyrenees 
12.Haute-CorseCorsicaMonte Cinto8878  
13.AudeLanguedoc-RoussillonPic de Madrès8100East-Central Pyrenees 
14.DrômeRhône-Alpes/Provence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurRocher Rond8048Dauphine Alps 
15.Corse-du-SudCorsicaA Maniccia-Crêt Sud7956  
16.VaucluseProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurMont Ventoux6270Dauphine Alps 
17.Puy-de-DômeAuvergnePuy de Sancy6184Monts d’Auvergne 
18.CantalAuvergnePlomb du Cantal6086Monts d’Auvergne 
19.ArdécheAuvergne/Rhône-AlpesMont Mézenc5751Cévennes 
19.Haute-LoireAuvergne/Rhône-AlpesMont Mézenc5751Cévennes 
21.AinRhône-AlpesCrêt de la Neige5643Jura 
22.VarProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurMont de Lachens5623Maritime Alps 
23.LozèreLanguedoc-RoussillonMont Lozère5574Cévennes 
24.LoireRhône-Alpes/AuvergnePierre-sur-Haute5361Northeast Massif Central 
25.GardLanguedoc-RoussillonMont Aigoual5135Cévennes 
26.JuraFranche-ComtéCrêt Pela4905Jura 
27.AveyronLanguedoc-RoussillonSignal de Mailhe-Biau--Northwest Peak4800Central Massif Central 
28.DoubsFranche-ComtéMont d'Or4793Jura 
29.Haut-RhinAlsaceGrand Ballon4672Vosges 
30.VosgesLorraine/AlsaceHohneck4472Vosges 
31.AllierAuvergne/Rhône-Alpes/Rhône-AlpesPuy de Montoncel4222Northeast Massif Central 
32.TarnMidi-PyreneesPuech de Rascas4167Cévennes 
33.Territoire de BelfortAlsace/Franche-Comté/LorraineBallon d'Alsace4091Vosges 
34.Haute-SaôneFranche-Comté/LorraineBallon de Servance3990Vosges 
35.HéraultLanguedoc-RoussillonValbonne3776Cévennes 
36.Bas-RhinAlsaceChamp de Feu3606Vosges 
37.Bouches-du-RhôneProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurBertagne3415Maritime Alps 
38.RhôneRhône-AlpesMont Saint-Rigaud3310Northeast Massif Central 
39.MoselleLorraine/AlsaceGrossman3235Vosges 
40.CorrèzeLimousinMont Bessou3202Northwestern Massif Central 
41.CreuseLimousinForêt de Châteauvert3058Northwestern Massif Central 
42.Saône-et-LoireBourgogneHaut Folin2956Burgundy Hills 
43.NièvreBourgogneMont Préneley2805Burgundy Hills 
44.LotMidi-PyreneesSignal de Labastide-du-Haut-Mont2569Southwest Massif Central 
45.Haute-VienneLimousinPuy de Crozat2549Northwestern Massif Central 
46.Meurthe-et-MoselleLorraineRoc de Taurupt2398Vosges 
47.Côte-d’OrBourgogneMont de Gien2365Burgundy Hills 
48.YonneBourgogneBois de la Pérouse1991Burgundy Hills 
49.Haute-MarneChampagne-ArdenneBois de Baissey1716Burgundy Hills 
50.Tarn-et-GaronneMidi-PyreneesPuech des Carts-Sommet Nord1654Southwest Massif Central 
51.CherCentre/LimousinLe Magnoux1644Northwestern Massif Central 
52.ArdennesChampagne-Ardenne/Walloon RegionLa Croix Scaille1640Ardennes 
53.DordogneAquitaine/LimousinForêt de Vieillecour-Sommet Sud-ouest1558Northwestern Massif Central 
54.IndreCentreTerrior Randoin1499Northwestern Massif Central 
55.MeuseLorraineBois de Vaudeville1480Ardennes 
56.MayennePays de la LoireMont des Avaloirs1368Normandy Hills 
57.OrneBasse-NormandieSignal d'Ecouves1355Normandy Hills 
58.FinistèreBrittanyRoc'h Trédudon1270Brittany Hills 
59.GersMidi-PyreneesMont de Chapelle Saint Roch1237West-Central Pyrenees 
60.AubeChampagne-ArdenneBois du Mont1214Burgundy Hills 
61.CharentePoitou-Charentes/LimousinRocher aux Oiseaux1207Northwestern Massif Central 
62.MancheBasse-NormandieSt-Martin-de-Chaulieu1198Normandy Hills 
63.CalvadosBasse-NormandieMont Pinçon1191Normandy Hills 
64.SarthePays de la LoireForêt de Perseigne1115Normandy Hills 
65.Côtes-d'ArmorBrittanyMont Carmel1112Brittany Hills 
66.MorbihanBrittanyMorbihan High Point981Brittany Hills 
67.AisnePicardie/Champagne-ArdenneLe Chêne Nain968Ardennes 
68.Eure-et-LoirCentreButte de Rougemont942Normandy Hills 
69.MarneChampagne-ArdenneForet Domaniale de Verzey938North-Central France 
70.VendéePays de la LoireSaint Michel Mont Mercure935Northwestern Massif Central 
71.Lot-et-GaronneAquitaineBois Redon912Southwest Massif Central 
72.LoiretCentreLoiret High Point896Northwestern Massif Central 
73.Deux-SèvresPoitou-CharentesTerrier de Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux889Northwestern Massif Central 
74.NordNord-Pas-de-CalaisNord High Point886Ardennes 
75.Ille-et-VilaineBrittanyHaute Forêt846Brittany Hills 
76.Loir-et-CherCentreBois des Vallèes840Normandy Hills 
77.EureHaute-NormandieLa Richardière820Normandy Hills 
78.Seine-MaritimeHaute-NormandieConteville810North-Central France 
79.OisePicardieLa Grande Pièce du Laris774North-Central France 
80.ViennePoitou-CharentesLes Frémigis758Northwestern Massif Central 
81.Seine-et-MarneÎle-de-FranceButte Saint-Georges709North-Central France 
81.Val-d’OiseÎle-de-France/PicardieButtes de Rône709North-Central France 
81.Maine-et-LoirePays de la LoireMaine-et-Loire High Point709Northwestern Massif Central 
84.SommePicardieLes Quatre Arbres705North-Central France 
85.LandesAquitaineColline de Lauret699West-Central Pyrenees 
86.Pas-de-CalaisNord-Pas-de-CalaisLe Moulin du Verval692North-Central France 
87.YvelinesÎle-de-FranceBois de Galluis640North-Central France 
88.Indre-et-LoireCentreSignal de la Ronde610Northwestern Massif Central 
89.Hauts-de-SeineÎle-de-FranceVaucresson584Normandy Hills 
90.EssonneÎle-de-FranceBois de Verrières571Normandy Hills 
91.Charente-MaritimePoitou-CharentesBois de Chantemerlière548Northwestern Massif Central 
92.GirondeAquitaineColline de Samazeuil545West-Central Pyrenees 
93.ParisÎle-de-FranceMontmartre430North-Central France 
94.Seine-St.-DenisÎle-de-FranceFort Vaujours423North-Central France 
95.Val-De-MarneÎle-de-FranceVillejuif397Normandy Hills 
96.Loire-AtlantiquePays de la LoireColline de la Bretèche381Brittany 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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