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Massif Des Cerces
The massif des Cerces is a region of the French Alps
Alps
on the Franco-Italian border. On the French side it lies in the departements of Hautes-Alpes
Hautes-Alpes
and Savoie. The massif consists of smaller mountain chains including Mont Thabor as well as those of the Grand Galibier, Mont Chaberton
Mont Chaberton
and the Rois Mages
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Alps
The Alps
Alps
(/ælps/; French: Alpes [alp]; German: Alpen [ˈalpn̩]; Italian: Alpi [ˈalpi]; Romansh: Alps; Slovene: Alpe [ˈáːlpɛ]) are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe,[2][note 1] stretching approximately 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) across eight Alpine countries
Alpine countries
(from west to east): France, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia.[3] The mountains were formed over tens of millions of years as the African and Eurasian tectonic plates collided. Extreme shortening caused by the event resulted in marine sedimentary rocks rising by thrusting and folding into high mountain peaks such as Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc
and the Matterhorn. Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc
spans the French–Italian border, and at 4,810 m (15,781 ft) is the highest mountain in the Alps
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Massif Des Écrins
The mountains of the Massif des Écrins
Massif des Écrins
form the core of the Écrins National Park in France.Contents1 Mountains 2 Glaciers 3 References 4 External linksMountains[edit] Barre des Écrins
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Auvergne- Rhône-Alpes
Rhône-Alpes
(French pronunciation: [ovɛʁɲ ʁon alp] ( listen), Arpitan: Ôvèrgne-Rôno-Ârpes, Occitan: Auvèrnhe Ròse Aups) is a region of France
France
created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014; it resulted from the merger of Auvergne
Auvergne
and Rhône-Alpes. The new region came into effect on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015.[1] The region covers an area of more than 69,711 km2 (26,916 sq mi), making it the third largest in metropolitan France, with a population of 7,695,264, second only to Île-de-France.[2]Contents1 Toponymy 2 Geography 3 Major communities 4 Politics 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksToponymy[edit] The text of the territorial reform law gives interim names for most of the merged regions, combining the names of their constituent regions separated by hyphens
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Provence-Alpes-Côte D'Azur
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
(French pronunciation: ​[pʁɔvɑ̃s alp kot dazyʁ]; Occitan: Provença-Aups-Còsta d'Azur; Italian: Provenza-Alpi-Costa Azzurra; PACA) is one of the 18 administrative regions of France. Its capital is Marseille. The region is roughly coterminous with the former French province of Provence, with the addition of the following adjacent areas: the former papal territory of Avignon, known as Comtat Venaissin; the former Sardinian-Piedmontese county of Nice, whose coastline is known in English as the French Riviera, and in French as the Côte d'Azur; and the southeastern part of the former French province of Dauphiné, in the French Alps. 4,935,576 people live in the region according to the 2012 census. It encompasses six departments in south-eastern France: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Alpes-Maritimes, Bouches-du-Rhône, Hautes-Alpes, Var and Vaucluse
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Valmeinier
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.ValmeinierLocation Savoie, FranceNearest city St Jean de Maurienne, FranceCoordinates 45°10′27″N 6°29′33″E / 45.174167°N 6.4925°E / 45.174167; 6.4925Top elevation 2,600 meters (8,500 ft)Base elevation 1,500 meters (4,900 ft)Skiable area 150 kmRuns 83 total 21 beginner 25 intermediate 37 advanced/expertLongest run "Combe Orsière" - 5 kmLift system 34 total (2 Gondola, 18 chairlifts, 14 lifts)Terrain parks 3Website Valmeinier.com
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Valloire
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.Valloire-GalibierImage of valloire village and two of its mountains, le Setaz and Du Crey Du Quart.Location Valloire, FranceNearest city St Jean de Maurienne, FranceTop elevation 3000m+Runs 80Website http://www.valloire.net/fr/hiver/ Valloire
Valloire
is a commune in the
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Roche Bernaude
Rocca Bernauda, in French Roche Bernaude, is a mountain of the Alps
Alps
of 3,225 metres (10,581 ft). It is the most western point of Italy after the cession of Valle Stretta (Vallée Étroite) with the Paris Peace Treaties of 1947. It's situated in the Cottian Alps
Cottian Alps
close to Bardonecchia
Bardonecchia
between the Susa Valley, Durance
Durance
and Maurienne
Maurienne
Valley With the Arc river. Geologically is composed by quartzites and gneiss, especially on the peak.This Italian location article is a stub. You can help by expanding it.v t eThis article related to geography of France
France
is a stub
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Maurienne
Maurienne
Maurienne
is one of the provinces of Savoy, corresponding to the arrondissement of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
in France. It is also the original name of the capital of the province, now Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.The Grande Casse
Grande Casse
is the main peak of the valley.Contents1 Location 2 Roads and railways 3 Districts 4 Economy 5 History 6 The Basse-Maurienne 7 The Haute-Maurienne 8 Skiing and snowboarding8.1 Alpine/downhill 8.2 Cross country9 External linksLocation[edit]The crystalline range of Ambin and one of its numerous wild valley in Maurienne.The Maurienne
Maurienne
valley is one of the great transverse valleys of the Alps. The river which has shaped the valley since the last glaciation is the Arc
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France
France
France
(French: [fʁɑ̃s]), officially the French Republic (French: République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France
France
in western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.[XIII] The metropolitan area of France
France
extends from the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
to the English Channel
English Channel
and the North Sea, and from the Rhine
Rhine
to the Atlantic Ocean. The overseas territories include French Guiana
French Guiana
in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans
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Arc (Savoie)
The Arc is a 128-kilometre-long (80 mi) river in the Savoie département of south-eastern France. It is a left tributary of the Isère, which it joins at Chamousset, approximately 15 km (9.3 mi) downstream from Albertville. Its source is near the border with Italy, in the Graian Alps, northeast of Bonneval-sur-Arc. The valley of the Arc, the Maurienne, is an important transport artery between France
France
and Italy. Towns crossed by the river[edit]Bonneval-sur-Arc Bessans Lanslevillard Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis Termignon Sollières-Sardières Bramans Avrieux Villarodin-Bourget Modane Fourneaux Freney Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte Saint-Julien-Mont-Denis Villargondran Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne La Chambre Épierre Argentine Aiguebelle AitonSee also[edit]Arc (Provence), a river in southern France. List of rivers of FranceReferences[edit]"Géoportail" (in French)
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Cottian Alps
The Cottian Alps
Alps
(/ˈkɒtiən ˈælps/; French: Alpes Cottiennes [alp kɔtjɛn]; Italian: Alpi Cozie [ˈalpi ˈkɔttsje]); are a mountain range in the southwestern part of the Alps. They form the border between France
France
( Hautes-Alpes
Hautes-Alpes
and Savoie) and Italy
Italy
(Piedmont)
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Mont Cenis
Mont Cenis
Mont Cenis
(Italian: Moncenisio) is a massif (el. 3,612 m / 11,850 ft) and pass (el. 2081 m / 6827 ft) in Savoie (France), which forms the limit between the Cottian and Graian Alps.Contents1 Route 2 History 3 Name 4 History 5 Bicycle racing history 6 Points of interest 7 See also 8 Notes 9 References 10 External linksRoute[edit] The pass connects Val-Cenis in France
France
in the northwest with Susa in Italy
Italy
in the southeast. In the Middle Ages, pilgrims passing through Moncenisio and Susa Valley
Susa Valley
came to Turin
Turin
along a road called the Via Francigena, with a final destination of Rome. It was one of the most used Alpine passes from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century
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Massif De La Vanoise
The Vanoise massif
Vanoise massif
is a mountain range of the Graian Alps, located in the Western Alps. After the Mont Blanc Massif
Mont Blanc Massif
and the Massif
Massif
des Écrins it is the third highest massif in France, reaching a height of 3,885m at the summit of Grande Casse. It lies between Tarentaise Valley to the north and the Maurienne valley
Maurienne valley
in the south. The range is the site of France's first National Park in 1963, the Vanoise National Park
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