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France Department High Points

Showing Lee Newton's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (40 out of 96, or 41.67%)

RankDepartmentRegionPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.Haute-SavoieRhône-Alpes/Valle d’AostaMont Blanc4810Savoy Alps2003-08-27
2.ParisÎle-de-FranceMontmartre131North-Central France2007-12-19
3.AinRhône-AlpesCrêt de la Neige1720Jura2008-06-09
4.VosgesLorraine/AlsaceHohneck1363Vosges2008-07-26
5.Haut-RhinAlsaceGrand Ballon1424Vosges2008-09-25 a
6.Bas-RhinAlsaceChamp de Feu1099Vosges2008-10-19
7.MoselleLorraine/AlsaceGrossman986Vosges2008-10-20 a
8.Meurthe-et-MoselleLorraineRoc de Taurupt731Vosges2008-10-20 b
9.Territoire de BelfortAlsace/Franche-Comté/LorraineBallon d'Alsace1247Vosges2009-05-09 a
10.DoubsFranche-ComtéMont d'Or1461Jura2009-06-01
11.MarneChampagne-ArdenneForet Domaniale de Verzey286North-Central France2009-12-30 a
12.Haute-MarneChampagne-ArdenneBois de Baissey523Burgundy Hills2009-12-30 d
13.Val-De-MarneÎle-de-FranceVillejuif121Normandy Hills2010-03-24 a
14.EssonneÎle-de-FranceBois de Verrières174Normandy Hills2010-03-24 b
15.Hauts-de-SeineÎle-de-FranceVaucresson178Normandy Hills2010-03-24 c
16.EureHaute-NormandieLa Richardière250Normandy Hills2010-03-24 d
17.SarthePays de la LoireForêt de Perseigne340Normandy Hills2010-03-24 e
18.OrneBasse-NormandieSignal d'Ecouves413Normandy Hills2010-03-24 f
19.MayennePays de la LoireMont des Avaloirs417Normandy Hills2010-03-24 g
20.CalvadosBasse-NormandieMont Pinçon363Normandy Hills2010-03-25 a
21.MancheBasse-NormandieSt-Martin-de-Chaulieu365Normandy Hills2010-03-25 b
22.Eure-et-LoirCentreButte de Rougemont287Normandy Hills2010-03-26 a
23.Loir-et-CherCentreBois des Vallèes256Normandy Hills2010-03-26 b
24.ArdennesChampagne-Ardenne/Walloon RegionLa Croix Scaille500Ardennes2010-04-22 a
25.AisnePicardie/Champagne-ArdenneLe Chêne Nain295Ardennes2010-04-22 c
26.NordNord-Pas-de-CalaisNord High Point270Ardennes2010-04-22 d
27.AubeChampagne-ArdenneBois du Mont370Burgundy Hills2010-04-23 a
28.MeuseLorraineBois de Vaudeville451Ardennes2010-04-23 b
29.Puy-de-DômeAuvergnePuy de Sancy1885Monts d’Auvergne2010-05-10
30.CantalAuvergnePlomb du Cantal1855Monts d’Auvergne2010-05-13 a
31.CorrèzeLimousinMont Bessou976Northwestern Massif Central2010-05-13 b
32.CreuseLimousinForêt de Châteauvert932Northwestern Massif Central2010-05-13 c
33.VaucluseProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurMont Ventoux1911Dauphine Alps2010-06-02 c
34.JuraFranche-ComtéCrêt Pela1495Jura2010-06-06
35.Haute-SaôneFranche-Comté/LorraineBallon de Servance1216Vosges2010-10-02 d
36.LoireRhône-Alpes/AuvergnePierre-sur-Haute1634Northeast Massif Central2012-11-14
37.GardLanguedoc-RoussillonMont Aigoual1565Cévennes2012-11-16 a
38.LozèreLanguedoc-RoussillonMont Lozère1699Cévennes2012-11-16 b
39.ArdécheAuvergne/Rhône-AlpesMont Mézenc1753Cévennes2012-11-16 d
39.Haute-LoireAuvergne/Rhône-AlpesMont Mézenc1753Cévennes2012-11-16 d
 Hautes-AlpesProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurBarre des Écrins4102Dauphine Alps 
 IsèreRhône-Alpes/Provence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurPic Lory4088Dauphine Alps 
 SavoieRhône-AlpesLa Grande Casse3855Graian Alps 
 Alpes-de-Haute-ProvenceProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurAiguille de Chambeyron3412Cottian Alps 
 Hautes-PyrénéesMidi-Pyrenees/AragónPic Vignemale3299West-Central Pyrenees 
 Haute-GaronneMidi-Pyrenees/AragónPerdiguero3221West-Central Pyrenees 
 Alpes-MaritimesProvence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur/PiedmontCime du Gélas3143Maritime Alps 
 AriègeMidi-Pyrenees/CataloniaPic d'estats3142East-Central Pyrenees 
 Pyrénées-AtlantiquesAquitaine/Aragón/Midi-PyreneesPic Palas2974West-Central Pyrenees 
 Pyrénées-OrientalesLanguedoc-RoussillonPic Carlit2921East-Central Pyrenees 
 Haute-CorseCorsicaMonte Cinto2706  
 AudeLanguedoc-RoussillonPic de Madrès2469East-Central Pyrenees 
 DrômeRhône-Alpes/Provence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurRocher Rond2453Dauphine Alps 
 Corse-du-SudCorsicaA Maniccia-Crêt Sud2425  
 VarProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurMont de Lachens1714Maritime Alps 
 AveyronLanguedoc-RoussillonSignal de Mailhe-Biau--Northwest Peak1463Central Massif Central 
 AllierAuvergne/Rhône-Alpes/Rhône-AlpesPuy de Montoncel1287Northeast Massif Central 
 TarnMidi-PyreneesPuech de Rascas1270Cévennes 
 HéraultLanguedoc-RoussillonValbonne1151Cévennes 
 Bouches-du-RhôneProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurBertagne1041Maritime Alps 
 RhôneRhône-AlpesMont Saint-Rigaud1009Northeast Massif Central 
 Saône-et-LoireBourgogneHaut Folin901Burgundy Hills 
 NièvreBourgogneMont Préneley855Burgundy Hills 
 LotMidi-PyreneesSignal de Labastide-du-Haut-Mont783Southwest Massif Central 
 Haute-VienneLimousinPuy de Crozat777Northwestern Massif Central 
 Côte-d’OrBourgogneMont de Gien721Burgundy Hills 
 YonneBourgogneBois de la Pérouse607Burgundy Hills 
 Tarn-et-GaronneMidi-PyreneesPuech des Carts-Sommet Nord504Southwest Massif Central 
 CherCentre/LimousinLe Magnoux501Northwestern Massif Central 
 DordogneAquitaine/LimousinForêt de Vieillecour-Sommet Sud-ouest475Northwestern Massif Central 
 IndreCentreTerrior Randoin457Northwestern Massif Central 
 FinistèreBrittanyRoc'h Trédudon387Brittany Hills 
 GersMidi-PyreneesMont de Chapelle Saint Roch377West-Central Pyrenees 
 CharentePoitou-Charentes/LimousinRocher aux Oiseaux368Northwestern Massif Central 
 Côtes-d'ArmorBrittanyMont Carmel339Brittany Hills 
 MorbihanBrittanyMorbihan High Point299Brittany Hills 
 VendéePays de la LoireSaint Michel Mont Mercure285Northwestern Massif Central 
 Lot-et-GaronneAquitaineBois Redon278Southwest Massif Central 
 LoiretCentreLoiret High Point273Northwestern Massif Central 
 Deux-SèvresPoitou-CharentesTerrier de Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux271Northwestern Massif Central 
 Ille-et-VilaineBrittanyHaute Forêt258Brittany Hills 
 Seine-MaritimeHaute-NormandieConteville247North-Central France 
 OisePicardieLa Grande Pièce du Laris236North-Central France 
 ViennePoitou-CharentesLes Frémigis231Northwestern Massif Central 
 Val-d’OiseÎle-de-France/PicardieButtes de Rône216North-Central France 
 Seine-et-MarneÎle-de-FranceButte Saint-Georges216North-Central France 
 Maine-et-LoirePays de la LoireMaine-et-Loire High Point216Northwestern Massif Central 
 SommePicardieLes Quatre Arbres215North-Central France 
 LandesAquitaineColline de Lauret213West-Central Pyrenees 
 Pas-de-CalaisNord-Pas-de-CalaisLe Moulin du Verval211North-Central France 
 YvelinesÎle-de-FranceBois de Galluis195North-Central France 
 Indre-et-LoireCentreSignal de la Ronde186Northwestern Massif Central 
 Charente-MaritimePoitou-CharentesBois de Chantemerlière167Northwestern Massif Central 
 GirondeAquitaineColline de Samazeuil166West-Central Pyrenees 
 Seine-St.-DenisÎle-de-FranceFort Vaujours129North-Central France 
 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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