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North France-West Rhine Area

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointCrêt de la Neige (1720 m/5643 ft)
CountriesFrance (76%), Belgium (10%), Germany (8%), Netherlands (3%), Switzerland (2%), Luxembourg (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesBrittany (9%), Bourgogne (8%), Champagne-Ardenne (8%), Lorraine (7%), Pays de la Loire (6%), Picardie (6%), Basse-Normandie (6%), Walloon Region (5%), Rhineland-Palatinate (5%), Centre (5%), Franche-Comté (5%), Flemish Region (4%), Nord-Pas-de-Calais (4%), Haute-Normandie (4%), Île-de-France (4%), Alsace (3%), North Rhine-Westphalia (2%), Rhône-Alpes (2%), Noord-Brabant (2%), Zeeland (1%), Saarland (1%), Limburg (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area320,498 sq km / 123,744 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent698 km / 434 mi North-South
999 km / 621 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long48° 45' N; 1° 51' E
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Map of North France-West Rhine Area
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the North France-West Rhine Area.
Northwest EuropeLevel 2 (Parent)
         IrelandLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Great BritainLevel 3 (Sibling)
         North France-West Rhine AreaLevel 3
                 Brittany HillsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Normandy HillsLevel 4 (Child)
                 North-Central FranceLevel 4 (Child)
                 ArdennesLevel 4 (Child)
                 Burgundy HillsLevel 4 (Child)
                 HunsruckLevel 4 (Child)
                 VosgesLevel 4 (Child)
                 JuraLevel 4 (Child)
         German HighlandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Massif CentralLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the North France-West Rhine Area

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Crêt de la Neige17205643Jura
2.Le Reculet17185636Jura
3.Colomby de Gex16885538Jura
4.Mont Tendre16795509Jura
5.La Dôle16775502Jura
6.Crêt de la Goutte16215318Jura
7.Le Chasseron16075272Jura
8.Le Chasseral16075272Jura
9.Le Suchet15885210Jura
10.Petites roches15835194Jura
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Crêt de la Neige17205643Jura
2.Grand Ballon14244672Vosges
3.Haut Folin9012956Burgundy Hills
4.Erbeskopf8182684Hunsruck
5.Hohe Acht7472451Ardennes
6.Mont des Avaloirs4171368Normandy Hills
7.Roc'h Trédudon3871270Brittany Hills
8.Foret Domaniale de Verzey286938North-Central France



Photos of Peaks in the North France-West Rhine Area

Signal de Botrange

A tower marks the general area of Botrange, highest point in Belgium (1993-07-09).
Kneiff
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The summit stone of Kneiff, the disputed highpoint of Luxembourg, on a farm road in rural Northern Luxembourg. The other summit, Buurgplaatz is only 0.5 km away (2011-06-27). Photo by Andrew Rankine.
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Buurgplaatz
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The summit of Buurgplaatz, arguably the highest peak in Luxembourg. Its rival to the illustrious claim, Kneiff, lies 0.5 km away along route 7 (2011-06-27). Photo by Andrew Rankine.
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Mont des Avaloirs
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The Belvédère des Avaloirs. Atop the highest hill in north-west France, the region of Pays de la Loire, and the Department of Mayenne, not surprisingly it gives great 360 degree views over the surrounding wooded countryside (2009-08-17). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Forêt de Perseigne
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From top of belvedere (2009-07-30). Photo by Phil Graham.
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Mont Carmel
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The Church of Mont Carmel sits on the summit of Mont Bel Air, the high point of the Department of Côtes-d'Armor (2009-08-21). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Vaalserberg
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The roof of the Netherlands, Vaalserberg, and tower behind to mark the tripoint (called Drielandenpunt) of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany (2011-06-27). Photo by Andrew Rankine.
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