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France Department High Points

RankDepartmentRegionPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
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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