Northwestern Massif Central

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointMont Bessou (976 m/3202 ft)
States/ProvincesPeter I Island (Claim) (28%), Centre (25%), Argentina-UK Overlapping Claims (18%), Pays de la Loire (13%), Nouvelle-Aquitaine (10%), Unclaimed Antarctica (5%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area92,905 sq km / 35,870 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent343 km / 213 mi North-South
440 km / 273 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long46° 21' N; 0° 33' E
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Map of Northwestern Massif Central
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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 Northwestern Massif Central.
Massif CentralLevel 3 (Parent)
         Northwestern Massif CentralLevel 4
         Monts d’AuvergneLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Northeast Massif CentralLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Central Massif CentralLevel 4 (Sibling)
         CévennesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Southwest Massif CentralLevel 4 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Northwestern Massif Central

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Mont Bessou9763202 
2.Forêt de Châteauvert9323058 
3.Puy de Crozat7772549 
4.Puy de Sauvagnac7022303 
5.Forêt de Vieillecour5571827 
6.Le Magnoux5011644 
7.Forêt de Vieillecour - Sommet Sud-ouest4751558 
8.Terrior Randoin4571499 
9.Motte d'Humbligny4291407 
10.Rocher aux Oiseaux3681207 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Northwestern Massif Central

Terrier de Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux
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The mound at Terrier de Saint-Martin de Fouilloux. On top there is a viewing table and a not-quite-working telescope (2016-12-01). Photo by Andrew Dalby.
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