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France Department High Points

Showing Rob Woodall's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (9 out of 96, or 9.38%)

RankDepartmentRegionPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.Hautes-AlpesProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurBarre des Écrins4102Dauphine Alps1999-08-02
2.Haute-CorseCorsicaMonte Cinto2706 2005-05-31
3.AinRhône-AlpesCrêt de la Neige1720Jura2006-09-03
4.Puy-de-DômeAuvergnePuy de Sancy1885Monts d’Auvergne2009-11-21 a
5.LozèreLanguedoc-RoussillonMont Lozère1699Cévennes2009-11-22 b
6.ArdécheAuvergne/Rhône-AlpesMont Mézenc1753Cévennes2009-11-22 c
6.Haute-LoireAuvergne/Rhône-AlpesMont Mézenc1753Cévennes2009-11-22 c
8.Haute-SavoieRhône-Alpes/Valle d’AostaMont Blanc4810Savoy Alps2010-06-26
9.Haut-RhinAlsaceGrand Ballon1424Vosges2011-09-02 b
 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 
 AudeLanguedoc-RoussillonPic de Madrès2469East-Central Pyrenees 
 DrômeRhône-Alpes/Provence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurRocher Rond2453Dauphine Alps 
 Corse-du-SudCorsicaA Maniccia-Crêt Sud2425  
 VaucluseProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurMont Ventoux1911Dauphine Alps 
 CantalAuvergnePlomb du Cantal1855Monts d’Auvergne 
 VarProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurMont de Lachens1714Maritime Alps 
 LoireRhône-Alpes/AuvergnePierre-sur-Haute1634Northeast Massif Central 
 GardLanguedoc-RoussillonMont Aigoual1565Cévennes 
 JuraFranche-ComtéCrêt Pela1495Jura 
 AveyronLanguedoc-RoussillonSignal de Mailhe-Biau--Northwest Peak1463Central Massif Central 
 DoubsFranche-ComtéMont d'Or1461Jura 
 AllierAuvergne/Rhône-Alpes/Rhône-AlpesPuy de Montoncel1287Northeast Massif Central 
 TarnMidi-PyreneesPuech de Rascas1270Cévennes 
 Territoire de BelfortAlsace/Franche-Comté/LorraineBallon d'Alsace1247Vosges 
 Haute-SaôneFranche-Comté/LorraineBallon de Servance1216Vosges 
 Bas-RhinAlsaceChamp de Feu1099Vosges 
 Bouches-du-RhôneProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurBertagne1041Maritime Alps 
 RhôneRhône-AlpesMont Saint-Rigaud1009Northeast Massif Central 
 CorrèzeLimousinMont Bessou976Northwestern Massif Central 
 CreuseLimousinForêt de Châteauvert932Northwestern 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 
 Meurthe-et-MoselleLorraineRoc de Taurupt731Vosges 
 Côte-d’OrBourgogneMont de Gien721Burgundy Hills 
 YonneBourgogneBois de la Pérouse607Burgundy Hills 
 Haute-MarneChampagne-ArdenneBois de Baissey523Burgundy Hills 
 Tarn-et-GaronneMidi-PyreneesPuech des Carts-Sommet Nord504Southwest Massif Central 
 CherCentre/LimousinLe Magnoux501Northwestern Massif Central 
 ArdennesChampagne-Ardenne/Walloon RegionLa Croix Scaille500Ardennes 
 DordogneAquitaine/LimousinForêt de Vieillecour-Sommet Sud-ouest475Northwestern Massif Central 
 IndreCentreTerrior Randoin457Northwestern Massif Central 
 MeuseLorraineBois de Vaudeville451Ardennes 
 MayennePays de la LoireMont des Avaloirs417Normandy Hills 
 OrneBasse-NormandieSignal d'Ecouves413Normandy Hills 
 FinistèreBrittanyRoc'h Trédudon387Brittany Hills 
 GersMidi-PyreneesMont de Chapelle Saint Roch377West-Central Pyrenees 
 AubeChampagne-ArdenneBois du Mont370Burgundy Hills 
 CharentePoitou-Charentes/LimousinRocher aux Oiseaux368Northwestern Massif Central 
 MancheBasse-NormandieSt-Martin-de-Chaulieu365Normandy Hills 
 CalvadosBasse-NormandieMont Pinçon363Normandy Hills 
 SarthePays de la LoireForêt de Perseigne340Normandy Hills 
 Côtes-d'ArmorBrittanyMont Carmel339Brittany Hills 
 MorbihanBrittanyMorbihan High Point299Brittany Hills 
 AisnePicardie/Champagne-ArdenneLe Chêne Nain295Ardennes 
 Eure-et-LoirCentreButte de Rougemont287Normandy Hills 
 MarneChampagne-ArdenneForet Domaniale de Verzey286North-Central France 
 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 
 NordNord-Pas-de-CalaisNord High Point270Ardennes 
 Ille-et-VilaineBrittanyHaute Forêt258Brittany Hills 
 Loir-et-CherCentreBois des Vallèes256Normandy Hills 
 EureHaute-NormandieLa Richardière250Normandy 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 
 Hauts-de-SeineÎle-de-FranceVaucresson178Normandy Hills 
 EssonneÎle-de-FranceBois de Verrières174Normandy Hills 
 Charente-MaritimePoitou-CharentesBois de Chantemerlière167Northwestern Massif Central 
 GirondeAquitaineColline de Samazeuil166West-Central Pyrenees 
 ParisÎle-de-FranceMontmartre131North-Central France 
 Seine-St.-DenisÎle-de-FranceFort Vaujours129North-Central France 
 Val-De-MarneÎle-de-FranceVillejuif121Normandy Hills 
 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.


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


     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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