Savoy Prealps

The Savoy Prealps (Préalpes de Savoie in French) are a mountain range in the north-western part of the Alps. They are located in Rhône-Alpes (south-eastern France) and, marginally, in Valais (western Switzerland). Savoy Prealps encompass northernmost area of the French Prealps.

Savoy Prealps
Haute Cime (Dents du Midi)
Highest point
PeakHaute Cime des Dents du Midi
Elevation3,257 m (10,686 ft)
Coordinates46°09′39″N 6°55′23″E
Naming
Native namePréalpes de Savoie
Geography
CountryFrance / Switzerland
Région, Canton,Rhône-Alpes / Valais
Parent rangeAlps
Borders on
Geology
OrogenyAlpine orogeny
Age of rockTertiary
Type of rockSedimentary rocks[1]

Geography

Administratively the French part of the range belongs to the French departments of Savoie, Haute Savoie and Isère while the Swiss one is divided between the districts of Saint-Maurice and Monthey. The whole range is drained by the Rhone river.

Summits

The chief summits of the range are:

Namemetresfeet
Haute Cime des Dents du Midi3,25710,682
Tour Sallière3,22010,561
Mont Ruan3,05710,026
Aiguille du Belvédère2,9659,725
Pointe Percée2,7509,020
Le Brévent2,5258,282
Hauts-Forts2,4668,088
Mont de Grange2,4327,976
La Tournette2,3517,711
Arcalod2,2177,271
Trélod2,1817,153
Chamechaude2,0826,828
Dent de Crolles2,0627,763

References

  1. Préalpes, article on Larousse Encyclopedia (on line version:www.larousse.fr/encyclopedie)

Maps

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