The 50 Finest Mountains in France.

This list ranks 50 mountains in France according to prominence (primary factor).

Data has originaly been obtained by Eberhard Jurgalski, Jonathan de Ferranti, Xavier Eguskitza, Mark Trengove
and several others, for much more extensive information see the Peaklist pages.

Confirmed or suspected corrections are most welcome by email to: petter@ii.uib.no

Copyright Petter Bjørstad
I appreciate that use of these data is acknowledged including a link to my main mountain page.

There are 9 Ultras in France, of which one is on an island (Corsica).
There are 43 peaks having at least 1000 meter of prominence, of which 5 are located on Corsica and 3 are located on the border (1 with Switzerland, 2 with Spain).
In order to climb the 50 finest restricted to be located inside mainland France, one would need to include 10 peaks beyond the first 50.

Two stars behind the rank means that I have climbed it (14/50).

RankHeightNamePrimary factorLocationComments
1**4808 Mont Blanc 4695 N45:50, E006:52 Europe HP
2**2706 Monte Cinto 2706 N42:23, E008:57 Corsica HP (island)
3** 4102 Barre de Ecrins2045 N44:55, E006:22 Not yet
4** 2082 Chamechaude 1769 N45:17, E005:47Nice ridge
5** 2217 Pte.d'Arcalod 1719 N45:41, E006:14 Limestone scramble
6** 2750 Pointe Percée 1643 N45:57, E006:33 Mont Blanc view
7**1885Puy de Sancy 1578 N45:32, E002:49Ascent via nice snow gully
8**2790L'Obiou 1542 N44:47, E005:50Rock fall !!
9**2351La Tournette 1514 N45:50, E006:1714. July, people
** ** 9 Ultra prominent peaks ** ** **
10**2857 Le Taillefer 1490 N45:02, E005:56Good views
113514 Aiguille Meridional d'Arves 1433 N45:08, E006:20Not yet
122909 Puigmal 1331 N42:23, E002:07 France/Spain
133855 Pointe de la Grande Casse 1305 N45:24, E006:50 Not yet
143143 Pica d'Estats 1281 N42:40, E001:24 France/Spain
153131 Mont Chaberton 1281 N44:58, E006:45 Not yet
162709 Pic de Bure 1268 N44:38, E005:56 Not yet
171720 Cret de la Neige 1267 N46:17, E005:57 Not yet
181863 Le Mole 1251 N46:06, E006:27 Not yet
19**1767 Monte San Petrone 1208 N42:24, E009:20 Corsica (island)
20**2352 Monte Renoso 1189 N42:04, E009:08 Corsica (island)
213697 La Dent Parrachée 1180 N45:17, E006:45 Not yet
223465 Pic Bayle 1175 N45:08, E006:08 Not yet
232341 Le Grand Vaymont 1165 N44:52, E005:32 Not yet
242062 Dent de Cons 1155 N45:44, E006:21 Not yet
251909 Mont Ventoux 1148 N44:10, E005:17 Not yet
26**2622 Monte Rotondo 1144 N42:13, E009:04 Corsica (island)
273779 Mont Pourri 1132 N45:32, E006:52 Not yet
282045 Mont Colombier 1095 N45:39, E006:07 Not yet
292886 Pic du Midi D'Ossau 1092 N42:51, W000:26 Not yet
302244 Roc D'Enfer 1081 N46:11, E006:37 Not yet
311424 Le Grand Ballon de Guebwiller 1074 N47:54, E007:06 Not yet
323506 Aiguille de Scolette 1069 N45:10, E006:46 Not yet
332023 Mont Lachat 1064 N45:56, E006:21 Not yet
342432 Cornettes de Bise 1063 N46:20, E006:47 France/Switzerland
35**1535 Monte Asto 1063 N42:35, E009:13 Corsica (island)
362978 Grand Pic de Belledonne 1054 N45:10, E005:59 Not yet
372016 Montagne de Céüse 1040 N44:31, E005:58 Not yet
382995 Le Roignais 1028 N45:39, E006:41 Not yet
393298 Vignemale 1025 N42:47, W000:09 Not yet
402389 Le Tabor 1022 N44:59, E005:51 Not yet
413320 Pic de Rochebrune 1019 N44:49, E006:47 Not yet
422368 Soularac 1007 N42:49, E001:47 Not yet
432921 Carlitte 1001 N42:34, E001:56 Not yet
** ** 43 1000 meter prominence ** ** **
443752 Pointe de Charbonnel 997 N45:17, E007:03 Not yet
452483 L'Etale 997 N45:51, E006:27 Not yet
461257 Puig Neulos 986 N42:29, E002:57 Not yet
473162 Signal du Petit Mont Cenis 979 N45:15, E006:52 Not yet
481826 Signal de Lure 973 N44:07, E005:48 Not yet
492389 Monte d'Oro 970 N42:08, E009:06 Corsica (island)
501322 Cima di e Folicce 963 N42:50, E009:23 Corsica (island)
** ** 50 Finest in France ** ** **
512114 Montagne de Cordoeil 955 N44:04, E006:32 Not yet
522189 Blayeul Sommet 949 N44:15, E006:19 Not yet
531930 Mourre de Chanier 942 N43:51, E006:21 Not yet
543048 Grande Berard 939 N44:27, E006:40 Not yet
552928 Le Rocher Blanc 939 N45:15, E006:06 Not yet
561531 Le Grand Colombier 926 N45:54, E005:46 Not yet
572792 Grand Armet 920 N44:59, E005:56 Not yet
** ** 50 Finest in France Excluding Corsica ** **
582568 Tete du Collier 904 N44:43, E005:58 Not yet
592026 Grand Som 887 N45:22, E005:49 Not yet
601504 Mont du Chat 878 N45:40, E005:49 Not yet
** ** 50 Finest in France Excluding Corsica and Border Peaks

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