85 Mountain Peaks to explore in France
France, including its overseas territories, has the most number of time zones with a total of 12 time zones. France has long been a global center of art, science, and philosophy. It hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually.
A colossal rocky pyramid belonging to the Mont Blanc Massif and situated on its Northern side, entirely in French territory. Although from a distance it looks like a monolith, it is actually composed of two nearby but separate summits. One of the nice trekking destinations and also a place flourished with natural beauty.
A mountain in the Mont Blanc mountain ranges. At 3,842 meters high from sea level, it can be accessed directly by a cable car from Chamonix. The summit contains a panoramic viewing platform, a café, and a gift shop. Even in summer, temperatures in the open viewing areas can reach −10 °C (14 °F), and visitors require both warm clothing and protection from very bright sunlight.
The Aiguille Verte is one of the most prominent mountains of the Mont Blanc range. Its huge ridges and famous couloirs make it one of the most difficult 4000 m peaks to climb in the Alps. This mythical summit can be climbed through mixed terrain and by different routes. One of the beautiful mountains which was flourished with natural beauty.
The Aiguilles de Bavella are rocky spikes of red granite. The Bavella needles dominate the Col de Bavella at 1218 m, connecting the Alta Rocca to the east coast of Corsica. The massif is less elevated and yet much more frequented than that of the needles of Popolasca. The site is characterized by jagged peaks, large rock walls, and pines twisted by the wind.
Grandes Jorasses are a group of granite peaks located on the northern side of the Mont Blanc range, on the border between Italy and France. Although all its faces are amazing, its 1.200-meter north wall is the biggest challenge for climbers. The climb to the highest peak of the Grandes Jorasses is a technically demanding route, over ice and rocks.
The Argentière glacier is located in the Mont Blanc massif. It overlooks the village of Argentière. This glacier covers an area of 19 km² and an altitude range from 1600 m to 3600 m on a North aspect. Satellite images from various years give a birds’ eye view of the great river of ice retreating further into the mountains.
The Col du Ballon d'Alsace is a mountain pass situated close to the summit of the Ballon d'Alsace in the Vosges Mountains of France. It connects Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle with Masevaux and Belfort. The Ballon d'Alsace was the first official mountain climb in the Tour de France. One of the nice trekking destination and also it offers a panoramic view of the natural beauty.
The Bossons glacier claims to be the "largest icefall in Europe." It is certainly the fastest moving glacier (300m/year)and it also reacts very quickly to climate change. . It has the largest altitudinal drop of all the alpine glaciers in Europe, and formerly extended much further down the valley than it does today. One of the nice trekking destination and also a nice picnic spot.
Capo Rosso is the second westernmost point of Corsica, only passed by the satellite island of Gargalo in the Scandola nature reserve. It is a cape of pink granite accessible only on foot and topped with a Genoese tower. It is one of the nice trekking areas and also the view from here is truly mesmerizing.
The Champ du Feu is the highest point of the Bas-Rhin at Ban de la Roche, at an altitude of 1,098 meters, on the bans of the communes of Belmont and Hohwald. In winter, the place is suitable for cross-country skiing and downhill skiing. It is also an ideal location for hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding. You can have a nice time here and the view from the top is truly impressive.
Chamrousse is a ski resort in southeastern France, located in the mountains above Grenoble at the summit of the Belledonne range. It offers so many outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, tennis, archery, climbing, horse riding, fishing, quad biking, and paragliding also. It is located in a commune of the same name and is situated on the Recoin at 1,650 m and the Roche Béranger at 1,750 m. The ski-lifts reach the Cross of Chamrousse at 2,253 m.
Climbing the Col de L’Iseran is a journey into the wonders of the Vanoise, the country’s oldest national park. Col de l'Iseran is the King of the Alps and the holy grail for many motorcycle and bike tourers. It’s the highest paved mountain pass in the Alps, at an elevation of 2.764m (9,068ft) above sea level.
Col de la Madeleine is a high mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Savoie in France. Madeleine is one of only two roads that crosses the Vanoise Alps. Until the 18th century, it was known as Col de la Colombe. Itconnects La Chambre in Maurienne with La Léchère in Tarentaise. The pass is closed from November to the beginning of June. It has been described as "beautiful, but heartbreaking".
Courchevel is a French Alps ski resort. It is a part of Les Trois Vallées, the largest linked ski area in the world. The resort center of Courchevel is at 1,747 meters high. Courchevel is the most western resort of the Three Valleys, the biggest connected ski area in the world. It consists of four satellite villages.
Located just south of the village of Vaison-la-Romaine, the Dentelles de Montmirail is a small mountain chain in France. St-Amand, at 734 meters, is the highest peak of the Dentelles. The range offers over 600 trails for hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking.
A densely wooded and hilly region in eastern France that forms a natural barrier between Champagne and Lorraine. It is also a historically important area. It was here the Prussians were repulsed in 1792 by the French at Valmy and where U.S. forces swept over the Germans in 1918. A beautiful area for nice trekking and also it is quite adventurous too.
The Gorges du Fier are a remarkable natural curiosity of France, in Haute-Savoie: a very narrow and deep gorge that can be visited thanks to a footbridge fixed to the side of the rock, built-in 1869 by the Annecy architect Marius Vallin and Listed since 1943. This gorge was cut by the powerful Fier torrent in the town of Lovagny, some eleven kilometers west of Annecy.