93 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.
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.
The Grand Massif is a ski resort located in the Haute-Savoie department, France. The area provides a tremendous variety of on-piste runs, off-piste and between piste skiing, scenery, and height, providing good skiing in all types of weather and conditions. There is also a cable car to reach the summit. In the best snow conditions it is possible to ski from the Tete des Saix down to Morillon village.
The Grand-Ballon is the highest summit in the Vosges and is situated between the valleys of the Thur and the Lauch in Alsace. the top of the Grand Ballon features an alpine-tundra climate. The mountain is part of the so-called Belchen System, a group of mountains with the name "Belchen" that may have been part of a Celtic sun calendar One of the nice trekking destination and also a good viewpoint.
Haut-Folin is the highest point in the region of Burgundy in France. It is the summit of the Morvan mountain range. It forms part of the drainage divide between the Seine and Loire rivers. It is located in the commune of Saint-Prix. There is a 40 km of cross-country skiing ski resort. One of the nice trekking destinations in this area and also a good picnic spot.
Hohneck is the Second summit of the Vosges mountains with 1364 m of altitude. As most of the summits of the Vosges, the Hohneck is situated on the water sharing crest between the Borgesian side cut by the river Vologne and the alsatian side cut by the valley of the river Fecht. It was one of the nice trekking destination and also the view from the top of the mountain is truly interesting.
Alpe d'Huez is one of Europe's premier skiing venues, having gained popularity when it hosted the bobsled events of the 1968 Winter Olympics. With 249 km of piste and 84 ski lifts, the resort is now one of the world's largest. Extensive snowmaking facilities helped combat the ski area's largely south-facing orientation and helped Alpe d'Huez appeal to beginner skiers, with very easy slopes. There are also good intermediate-grade slopes, but the resort is mostly known for freeskiing.
La Flégère is the slope of the Aiguilles Rouges overlooking the valley of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to the north. The valley was linked to the Flégère by a 60-seater cable car. The latter was replaced by gondola lifts, commissioned in December 2019 1. Their starting point is located in the village of Les Praz de Chamonix. The bottom station of the Flégère gondola is located at an altitude of 1,877 m. A refuge is present next to the upper station.
A massive active volcano that was located on the island of Basse-Terre, in Guadeloupe. Its last eruptions were in the 1580s and now it was one of the attractions on this island. You can have a nice trek and also It is a stratovolcano with a crater lake, which increases the beauty of this volcano. Nowadays many tourists explore this place and enjoy these spectacular views.
A summit of the Bornes massif which rises to 2,351 m above sea level. Its notoriety owes in part to its massive appearance and the 360º panoramic views of the French Alps and Lake Annecy. The climb on La Tournette provides an exciting hike and the summit is often crowded, particularly on autumn Sundays when the sky is clear.
Le Bréventis a mountain of Haute-Savoie, France. It is a 5.8 kilometer out and back trail located near Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from June until October.
The Jura Mountains are a sub-alpine mountain range a short distance north of the Western Alps and mainly demarcate a long part of the French-Swiss border. The mountain range gives its name to the French department of Jura, the Swiss Canton of Jura, the Jurassic period of the geologic timescale, and the Montes Jura of the Moon.
Les Trois Vallées is a ski region in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie département of France, to the south of the town of Moûtiers, partly in the Vanoise National Park. Les Trois Vallées is the largest ski area in the world which is connected solely by ski lifts and slopes. As implied by its name, the area originally consisted of three valleys: Saint-Bon, Allues, and Belleville. The skiing area has since been extended into a 'fourth' valley, the Maurienne valley.
Les Arcs is a ski resort located in Savoie, France, in the Tarentaise Valley town of Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Initially created by Robert Blanc and Roger Godino, it is a part of the huge Paradiski system which is under ownership by Compagnie des Alpes, a French-listed company owning several other ski resorts as well as theme parks.
Les Carroz d'Arâches is a winter and summer tourist resort in the Haute-Savoie department, in the town of Arâches-la-Frasse . the resort defines itself as an "authentic village resort in the heart of the Alps". It is located 55 km from Chamonix and 40 km from Geneva on a large sunny plateau above the Arve valley and is part of the Grand Massif. This area offers access to 265 km of slopes, with the top of the ski area reaching 2,500 m. 80 ski lifts serve 135 slopes.
Les Deux Alpes is a ski resort in the French department of Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. The village sits at 1,650 m and lifts run to 3,600 m. It has the largest skiable glacier in Europe and is France's second oldest ski resort behind Chamonix, where the largest mountain in western Europe is located, Mont Blanc. It has the longest, normally open full on-piste vertical available in the world. It is a 71 km drive southeast of Grenoble.
Les Menuires is a ski resort in the Belleville valley of Les Trois Vallées between Saint-Martin-de-Belleville and Val Thorens. Owned and operated by Compagnie des Alpes, it is in the Savoie département of France. The resort has 48 restaurants, 39 ski lifts, and 62 trails. The resort has advanced ski slopes and beginner slopes. The resort also hosted the men's slalom alpine skiing event at the 1992 Winter Olympics. The resort has not only skiing facilities, but also offers a range of other activi
Les Saisies is a ski resort located in the Savoie départment of France. It is 30 km from Albertville, host of the 1992 Winter Olympics. For those games, the resort hosted the biathlon and cross-country skiing events. The resort also has alpine skiing trails for use and forms part of the Espace Diamant skiing region. Les Saisies organized the 2014 European Company Sports Games.