The two most important mountain ranges of France are the Alps and the Pyrenees. The highest peak is the Mont Blanc 4 808 metres above sea level and is in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps.
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The principle mountain regions in France
- The Alps (les Alpes), to the east of France and on the Swiss, Italian borders. The highest peak is the Mont Blanc at 4808 metres.
- Auvergne, Massif Central, located in central France with the remains of volcanos, the Cévennes hills are in the southern part of the Massif and reach 1700 metres with the Mont Lozère
- Morvan, a granite area in Burgundy with peaks at 800 metres.
- Pyrenees (les Pyrénéés), in the south of France and borders with Spain, stretching from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean costs. There are many peaks over 3000 metres
- Vosges are to the left of the Rhine valley in eastern France near the German border, the mountains peak at 1424m with the Grand Ballon.
- Corsica, the mountains of the island reach more than 2000 metres.
Useful French vocabulary
- The hill : la coline
- The mountain : la montagne
- The peak : le col
- The ridge : l'arête
- The valley : la vallée
- The summit : le sommet