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France Department High Points

RankDepartmentRegionPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4)
12.Haute-CorseCorsicaMonte Cinto2706 
15.Corse-du-SudCorsicaA Maniccia-Crêt Sud2425 
52.ArdennesAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine/Walloon RegionLa Croix Scaille500Ardennes
55.MeuseAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineBois de Vaudeville451Ardennes
67.AisneNord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie/Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineLe Chêne Nain295Ardennes
74.NordNord-Pas-de-Calais-PicardieNord High Point270Ardennes
58.FinistèreBrittanyRoc'h Trédudon387Brittany Hills
65.Côtes-d'ArmorBrittanyMont Carmel339Brittany Hills
66.MorbihanBrittanyMorbihan High Point299Brittany Hills
75.Ille-et-VilaineBrittanyHaute Forêt258Brittany Hills
96.Loire-AtlantiquePays de la LoireColline de la Bretèche116Brittany Hills
42.Saône-et-LoireBourgogne-Franche-ComtéHaut Folin901Burgundy Hills
43.NièvreBourgogne-Franche-ComtéMont Préneley855Burgundy Hills
47.Côte-d’OrBourgogne-Franche-ComtéMont de Gien721Burgundy Hills
48.YonneBourgogne-Franche-ComtéBois de la Pérouse607Burgundy Hills
49.Haute-MarneAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineBois de Baissey523Burgundy Hills
60.AubeAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineBois du Mont370Burgundy Hills
27.AveyronLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesSignal de Mailhe-Biau--Northwest Peak1463Central Massif Central
19.ArdécheAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes/Auvergne-Rhône-AlpesMont Mézenc1753Cévennes
19.Haute-LoireAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes/Auvergne-Rhône-AlpesMont Mézenc1753Cévennes
23.LozèreLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesMont Lozère1699Cévennes
25.GardLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesMont Aigoual1565Cévennes
32.TarnLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesPuech de Rascas1270Cévennes
35.HéraultLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesValbonne1151Cévennes
5.Alpes-de-Haute-ProvenceProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurAiguille de Chambeyron3412Cottian Alps
2.Hautes-AlpesProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurBarre des Écrins4102Dauphine Alps
3.IsèreAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes/Provence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurPic Lory4088Dauphine Alps
14.DrômeAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes/Provence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurRocher Rond2453Dauphine Alps
16.VaucluseProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurMont Ventoux1911Dauphine Alps
9.AriègeLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées/CataloniaPic d'estats3142East-Central Pyrenees
11.Pyrénées-OrientalesLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesPic Carlit2921East-Central Pyrenees
13.AudeLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesPic de Madrès2469East-Central Pyrenees
4.SavoieAuvergne-Rhône-AlpesLa Grande Casse3855Graian Alps
21.AinAuvergne-Rhône-AlpesCrêt de la Neige1720Jura
26.JuraBourgogne-Franche-ComtéCrêt Pela1495Jura
28.DoubsBourgogne-Franche-ComtéMont d'Or1461Jura
8.Alpes-MaritimesProvence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur/PiedmontCime du Gélas3143Maritime Alps
22.VarProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurMont de Lachens1714Maritime Alps
37.Bouches-du-RhôneProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurBertagne1041Maritime Alps
17.Puy-de-DômeAuvergne-Rhône-AlpesPuy de Sancy1885Monts d’Auvergne
18.CantalAuvergne-Rhône-AlpesPlomb du Cantal1855Monts d’Auvergne
56.MayennePays de la LoireMont des Avaloirs417Normandy Hills
57.OrneNormandieSignal d'Ecouves413Normandy Hills
62.MancheNormandieSt-Martin-de-Chaulieu365Normandy Hills
63.CalvadosNormandieMont Pinçon363Normandy Hills
64.SarthePays de la LoireForêt de Perseigne340Normandy Hills
68.Eure-et-LoirCentreButte de Rougemont287Normandy Hills
76.Loir-et-CherCentreBois des Vallèes256Normandy Hills
77.EureNormandieLa Richardière250Normandy Hills
89.Hauts-de-SeineÎle-de-FranceVaucresson178Normandy Hills
90.EssonneÎle-de-FranceBois de Verrières174Normandy Hills
95.Val-De-MarneÎle-de-FranceVillejuif121Normandy Hills
69.MarneAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineForet Domaniale de Verzey286North-Central France
78.Seine-MaritimeNormandieConteville247North-Central France
79.OiseNord-Pas-de-Calais-PicardieLa Grande Pièce du Laris236North-Central France
81.Val-d’OiseÎle-de-France/Nord-Pas-de-Calais-PicardieButtes de Rône216North-Central France
81.Seine-et-MarneÎle-de-FranceButte Saint-Georges216North-Central France
84.SommeNord-Pas-de-Calais-PicardieLes Quatre Arbres215North-Central France
86.Pas-de-CalaisNord-Pas-de-Calais-PicardieLe Moulin du Verval211North-Central France
87.YvelinesÎle-de-FranceBois de Galluis195North-Central France
93.ParisÎle-de-FranceMontmartre131North-Central France
94.Seine-St.-DenisÎle-de-FranceFort Vaujours129North-Central France
24.LoireAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes/Auvergne-Rhône-AlpesPierre-sur-Haute1634Northeast Massif Central
31.AllierAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes/Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes/Auvergne-Rhône-AlpesPuy de Montoncel1287Northeast Massif Central
38.RhôneAuvergne-Rhône-AlpesMont Saint-Rigaud1009Northeast Massif Central
40.CorrèzeAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesMont Bessou976Northwestern Massif Central
41.CreuseAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesForêt de Châteauvert932Northwestern Massif Central
45.Haute-VienneAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesPuy de Crozat777Northwestern Massif Central
51.CherCentre/Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesLe Magnoux501Northwestern Massif Central
53.DordogneAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes/Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesForêt de Vieillecour-Sommet Sud-ouest475Northwestern Massif Central
54.IndreCentreTerrior Randoin457Northwestern Massif Central
61.CharenteAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes/Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesRocher aux Oiseaux368Northwestern Massif Central
70.VendéePays de la LoireSaint Michel Mont Mercure285Northwestern Massif Central
72.LoiretCentreLoiret High Point273Northwestern Massif Central
73.Deux-SèvresAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesTerrier de Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux271Northwestern Massif Central
80.VienneAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesLes Frémigis231Northwestern Massif Central
81.Maine-et-LoirePays de la LoireMaine-et-Loire High Point216Northwestern Massif Central
88.Indre-et-LoireCentreSignal de la Ronde186Northwestern Massif Central
91.Charente-MaritimeAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesBois de Chantemerlière167Northwestern Massif Central
1.Haute-SavoieAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes/Valle d’AostaMont Blanc4810Savoy Alps
44.LotLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesSignal de Labastide-du-Haut-Mont783Southwest Massif Central
50.Tarn-et-GaronneLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesPuech des Carts-Sommet Nord504Southwest Massif Central
71.Lot-et-GaronneAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesBois Redon278Southwest Massif Central
29.Haut-RhinAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineGrand Ballon1424Vosges
30.VosgesAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine/Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineHohneck1363Vosges
33.Territoire de BelfortAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine/Bourgogne-Franche-Comté/Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineBallon d'Alsace1247Vosges
34.Haute-SaôneBourgogne-Franche-Comté/Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineBallon de Servance1216Vosges
36.Bas-RhinAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineChamp de Feu1099Vosges
39.MoselleAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine/Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineGrossman986Vosges
46.Meurthe-et-MoselleAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineRoc de Taurupt731Vosges
6.Hautes-PyrénéesLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées/AragónPic Vignemale3299West-Central Pyrenees
7.Haute-GaronneLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées/AragónPerdiguero3221West-Central Pyrenees
10.Pyrénées-AtlantiquesAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes/Aragón/Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesPic Palas2974West-Central Pyrenees
59.GersLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesMont de Chapelle Saint Roch377West-Central Pyrenees
85.LandesAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesColline de Lauret213West-Central Pyrenees
92.GirondeAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesColline de Samazeuil166West-Central Pyrenees

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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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