Some famed for their unique shape, some for their rich plant and animal life, these 10 French mountains will leave you stunned.
The Alps, the Massif Central and the Pyrenees are the main mountain ranges in France, housing some of the most spectacular French mountains you should visit at least once.
Some of them are popular for outdoor activities, while some others are worth viewing for their distinct appearance or their magnanimity. Here are 10 beautiful mountains in France.
With an elevation of 15,774 ft., it is the highest mountain in the Alps and Western Europe. Reaching the summit isn't easy but you can enjoy hiking, trail running and winter sports like skiing.
With a peak elevation of 13,458 ft., it is a mountain in the French Alps. It was once the highest mountain in France and is popular among climbers. It is the world's longest photographed and recognized line of sight.
Barre des Écrins
With a height of 10,272 ft., Mont Chaberton is distinguishable with its pyramid shape and a flat top. Ruins of artillery batteries that were built by Italian troops between 1898 and 1910 are worth seeing.
This 6,263 ft. high mountain is located in the Provence region in Southern France and is nicknamed as the Giant of Provence or the Bald Mountain. It is famous for being included in the Tour De France cycling race. It's visible from a long distance.
It is recognizable from far away because of its shape. Pic du Midi d'Ossau is a symbol of the French side of the Pyrenees. It has an elevation of 9,462 ft.
Pic du Midi d'Ossau
With a height of 10,820 ft., it is the highest summit of the French Pyrenees. A part of Vignemale lies in France and another part lies in Spain. The second-largest Pyrenean glacier can be found here.
With a height of 9,439 ft., this mountain in the Pyrenees is famed for the Pic du Midi Observatory. It is the site of the International Dark Sky Reserve, which is the world's sixth, Europe's first and the only one in France.
Pic du Midi Bigorre
This mountain in eastern France is 5033 ft. high and has hiking and mountain biking trails with breathtaking views of the Alps.
At 4472 ft., Hohneck is the third-highest summit of the Vosges Mountains and the highest point in Lorraine. A mountain hut on the summit is visible from far away. The Vosges range, a part of Swiss Alps, the Jura and the Black Forest can be seen from the summit.
It is the highest point of the Luberon massif with a height of 3691 ft. Mourre Negre is visible from a distance due to the microwave antenna installed. Here, one can find black pines and umbrella pines and there are several trails for trekking and mountain biking.
When clad in white, these mountains look amazing. Wearing lush green robes, they look equally mesmerizing. Scraping the sky and stretching for miles, these gigantic wonders always inspire awe.