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France Department High Points

RankDepartmentRegionPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)
29.Haut-RhinAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineGrand Ballon4672Vosges
36.Bas-RhinAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineChamp de Feu3606Vosges
46.Meurthe-et-MoselleAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineRoc de Taurupt2398Vosges
49.Haute-MarneAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineBois de Baissey1716Burgundy Hills
55.MeuseAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineBois de Vaudeville1480Ardennes
60.AubeAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineBois du Mont1214Burgundy Hills
69.MarneAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineForet Domaniale de Verzey938North-Central France
30.VosgesAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine/Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineHohneck4472Vosges
39.MoselleAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine/Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineGrossman3235Vosges
33.Territoire de BelfortAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine/Bourgogne-Franche-Comté/Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineBallon d'Alsace4091Vosges
52.ArdennesAlsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine/Walloon RegionLa Croix Scaille1640Ardennes
40.CorrèzeAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesMont Bessou3202Northwestern Massif Central
41.CreuseAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesForêt de Châteauvert3058Northwestern Massif Central
45.Haute-VienneAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesPuy de Crozat2549Northwestern Massif Central
71.Lot-et-GaronneAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesBois Redon912Southwest Massif Central
73.Deux-SèvresAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesTerrier de Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux889Northwestern Massif Central
80.VienneAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesLes Frémigis758Northwestern Massif Central
85.LandesAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesColline de Lauret699West-Central Pyrenees
91.Charente-MaritimeAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesBois de Chantemerlière548Northwestern Massif Central
92.GirondeAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesColline de Samazeuil545West-Central Pyrenees
53.DordogneAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes/Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesForêt de Vieillecour-Sommet Sud-ouest1558Northwestern Massif Central
61.CharenteAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes/Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesRocher aux Oiseaux1207Northwestern Massif Central
10.Pyrénées-AtlantiquesAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes/Aragón/Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesPic Palas9757West-Central Pyrenees
4.SavoieAuvergne-Rhône-AlpesLa Grande Casse12,648Graian Alps
17.Puy-de-DômeAuvergne-Rhône-AlpesPuy de Sancy6184Monts d’Auvergne
18.CantalAuvergne-Rhône-AlpesPlomb du Cantal6086Monts d’Auvergne
21.AinAuvergne-Rhône-AlpesCrêt de la Neige5643Jura
38.RhôneAuvergne-Rhône-AlpesMont Saint-Rigaud3310Northeast Massif Central
19.ArdécheAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes/Auvergne-Rhône-AlpesMont Mézenc5751Cévennes
19.Haute-LoireAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes/Auvergne-Rhône-AlpesMont Mézenc5751Cévennes
24.LoireAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes/Auvergne-Rhône-AlpesPierre-sur-Haute5361Northeast Massif Central
31.AllierAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes/Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes/Auvergne-Rhône-AlpesPuy de Montoncel4222Northeast Massif Central
3.IsèreAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes/Provence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurPic Lory13,412Dauphine Alps
14.DrômeAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes/Provence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurRocher Rond8048Dauphine Alps
1.Haute-SavoieAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes/Valle d’AostaMont Blanc15,781Savoy Alps
26.JuraBourgogne-Franche-ComtéCrêt Pela4905Jura
28.DoubsBourgogne-Franche-ComtéMont d'Or4793Jura
42.Saône-et-LoireBourgogne-Franche-ComtéHaut Folin2956Burgundy Hills
43.NièvreBourgogne-Franche-ComtéMont Préneley2805Burgundy Hills
47.Côte-d’OrBourgogne-Franche-ComtéMont de Gien2365Burgundy Hills
48.YonneBourgogne-Franche-ComtéBois de la Pérouse1991Burgundy Hills
34.Haute-SaôneBourgogne-Franche-Comté/Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineBallon de Servance3990Vosges
58.FinistèreBrittanyRoc'h Trédudon1270Brittany Hills
65.Côtes-d'ArmorBrittanyMont Carmel1112Brittany Hills
66.MorbihanBrittanyMorbihan High Point981Brittany Hills
75.Ille-et-VilaineBrittanyHaute Forêt846Brittany Hills
54.IndreCentreTerrior Randoin1499Northwestern Massif Central
68.Eure-et-LoirCentreButte de Rougemont942Normandy Hills
72.LoiretCentreLoiret High Point896Northwestern Massif Central
76.Loir-et-CherCentreBois des Vallèes840Normandy Hills
88.Indre-et-LoireCentreSignal de la Ronde610Northwestern Massif Central
51.CherCentre/Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-CharentesLe Magnoux1644Northwestern Massif Central
12.Haute-CorseCorsicaMonte Cinto8878 
15.Corse-du-SudCorsicaA Maniccia-Crêt Sud7956 
81.Seine-et-MarneÎle-de-FranceButte Saint-Georges709North-Central France
87.YvelinesÎle-de-FranceBois de Galluis640North-Central France
89.Hauts-de-SeineÎle-de-FranceVaucresson584Normandy Hills
90.EssonneÎle-de-FranceBois de Verrières571Normandy Hills
93.ParisÎle-de-FranceMontmartre430North-Central France
94.Seine-St.-DenisÎle-de-FranceFort Vaujours423North-Central France
95.Val-De-MarneÎle-de-FranceVillejuif397Normandy Hills
81.Val-d’OiseÎle-de-France/Nord-Pas-de-Calais-PicardieButtes de Rône709North-Central France
11.Pyrénées-OrientalesLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesPic Carlit9583East-Central Pyrenees
13.AudeLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesPic de Madrès8100East-Central Pyrenees
23.LozèreLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesMont Lozère5574Cévennes
25.GardLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesMont Aigoual5135Cévennes
27.AveyronLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesSignal de Mailhe-Biau--Northwest Peak4800Central Massif Central
32.TarnLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesPuech de Rascas4167Cévennes
35.HéraultLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesValbonne3776Cévennes
44.LotLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesSignal de Labastide-du-Haut-Mont2569Southwest Massif Central
50.Tarn-et-GaronneLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesPuech des Carts-Sommet Nord1654Southwest Massif Central
59.GersLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-PyrénéesMont de Chapelle Saint Roch1237West-Central Pyrenees
6.Hautes-PyrénéesLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées/AragónPic Vignemale10,823West-Central Pyrenees
7.Haute-GaronneLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées/AragónPerdiguero10,568West-Central Pyrenees
9.AriègeLanguedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées/CataloniaPic d'estats10,308East-Central Pyrenees
74.NordNord-Pas-de-Calais-PicardieNord High Point886Ardennes
79.OiseNord-Pas-de-Calais-PicardieLa Grande Pièce du Laris774North-Central France
84.SommeNord-Pas-de-Calais-PicardieLes Quatre Arbres705North-Central France
86.Pas-de-CalaisNord-Pas-de-Calais-PicardieLe Moulin du Verval692North-Central France
67.AisneNord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie/Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-LorraineLe Chêne Nain968Ardennes
57.OrneNormandieSignal d'Ecouves1355Normandy Hills
62.MancheNormandieSt-Martin-de-Chaulieu1198Normandy Hills
63.CalvadosNormandieMont Pinçon1191Normandy Hills
77.EureNormandieLa Richardière820Normandy Hills
78.Seine-MaritimeNormandieConteville810North-Central France
56.MayennePays de la LoireMont des Avaloirs1368Normandy Hills
64.SarthePays de la LoireForêt de Perseigne1115Normandy Hills
70.VendéePays de la LoireSaint Michel Mont Mercure935Northwestern Massif Central
81.Maine-et-LoirePays de la LoireMaine-et-Loire High Point709Northwestern Massif Central
96.Loire-AtlantiquePays de la LoireColline de la Bretèche381Brittany Hills
2.Hautes-AlpesProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurBarre des Écrins13,458Dauphine Alps
5.Alpes-de-Haute-ProvenceProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurAiguille de Chambeyron11,194Cottian Alps
16.VaucluseProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurMont Ventoux6270Dauphine Alps
22.VarProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurMont de Lachens5623Maritime Alps
37.Bouches-du-RhôneProvence-Alpes-Côte d’AzurBertagne3415Maritime Alps
8.Alpes-MaritimesProvence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur/PiedmontCime du Gélas10,312Maritime Alps

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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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