French Prealps

French Prealps

The French Prealps ("Préalpes") are the group of mountain ranges of medium elevation at the periphery of the French Alps, stretching from Lake Geneva south-west to the Drôme River. They lie west of the line Chamonix - Albertville - Grenoble.

The mountain ranges are, from north-east to south-west:
*Chablais (highest summit Hauts-Forts, 2,464 m)
*Aravis (highest summit Pointe Percée, 2,750 m)
*Bornes (highest summit Pointe Blanche, 2,438 m)
*Bauges (highest summit Arcalod, 2,217 m)
*Chartreuse Mountains (highest summit Chamechaude, 2,082 m)
*Vercors Plateau (highest summit Grand Veymont, 2,341 m)

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