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French Mountains

There are 6 mountain ranges in France.

The AlpsLes Alpes is a range of mountains that form a natural border between France, Switzerland and Italy. Its highest point, le Mont-Blanc is also the highest mountains is all of Europe is 4,807 meter high, about 15,500 ft. Grenoble, Chamonix are two famous ski towns in the Alps.

Regional Dishes: salade niçoise and Calissons d’Aix.  *Ten Years in Provence

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The *Pyreneesles Pyrénées is a range of mountains that form a natural border between France and Spain. They extend for 430 km, about 300 miles, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. Its highest point, le Pic d’Aneto is 3,404 meter high.

Regional Dishes: la piperade and le gâteau basque

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The *Vosges Mountains – Les Vosges border Germany and goes down the Rhine Valley on the East side of France. Its highest point, le Grand Ballon is 1,424 meter high.

Regional Dishes: boudin noir and tarte au sucre

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The Jura Mountains – Le Jura is a range of mountains that form a natural border between France, Switzerland and Germany. Its highest point, le Crêt de la Neige is 1,720 meter high.

Regional Dishes: Cheese *Fondue and Belfore pâtisserie

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Le Massif central is located in Central-South France. It’s the largest elevated area in France. It’s formed of plateaus and extinct volcanoes. Its highest summit, le Puits de Sancy is 1,886 meter high.

Regional Dishes: Potée Auvergnate and Cantal Cheese

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The Armorican Massif – Le Massif armoricain in Western France covers Brittany, a large part of Normandy and Mayenne. It’s a very old range of mountains, and its highest point, Le Mont des Avaloirs is only 413 meter high.

Regional Dishes: crêpes and far Breton

Related: Anne's recipes

Also see: *I Know How to Cook , Anne's first cook book

*Cooking the French Way

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