Chablais Alps

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Chablais Alps
French: Préalpes franco-suisses
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The seven summits of the Dents du Midi
Highest point
Peak Dents du Midi (Haute Cime)
Elevation 3,257 m (10,686 ft)
Coordinates 46°9′45″N6°55′25″E / 46.16250°N 6.92361°E / 46.16250; 6.92361 Coordinates: 46°9′45″N6°55′25″E / 46.16250°N 6.92361°E / 46.16250; 6.92361
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Chablais Alps
CountriesSwitzerland and France
Departments Valais and Haute Savoie
Parent range Alps
Borders on Bernese Alps and Mont Blanc Massif

The Chablais Alps are a mountain range in the western Alps. They are situated between Lake Geneva and the Mont Blanc Massif. [1] The Col des Montets separates them from the Mont Blanc Massif in the south, and the Rhône valley separates them from the Bernese Alps in the east.


The Chablais Alps are composed of two distinct parts separated by the Val d'Illiez: the Dents du Midi massif on the south which contains the highest peaks, and the alpine foothills on the north.


Location of the main peaks

The peaks of the Chablais Alps include:

PeakElevation (m/ft)
Dents du Midi 3,25710,686
Tour Sallière 3,22010,564
Mont Ruan 3,05310,016
Le Luisin 2,7869,140
Dents Blanches 2,7599,052
Pointe d'Anterne 2,7338,967
Fontanabran 2,7038,868
Hauts-Forts 2,4668,091
Cornettes de Bise 2,4327,979
Les Jumelles 2,2157,267
Le Grammont 2,1727,126
Pointe de l'Au 2,1527,060
Dent du Vélan 2,0596,755
Pointe de Bellevue 2,0426,699
Pointe de Nyon 2,0196,624
Pointe de Chavasse 2,0126,601
Pointe d'Uble 1,9636,440
Mont Billiat 1,8946,214
Pointe d'Ireuse 1,8906,200
Mont Ouzon 1,8806,170
Le Môle 1,8636,112
Montagne des Mémises 1,6745,492
Pointe de Miribel 1,5815,187
Pointe des Brasses 1,5024,928
Mont Bichet 1,3604,460
Mont Orchez 1,3474,419
Mont de Boisy 7392,425
The Rhône valley on the right and the east part of the Chablais Alps on the left from across Lake Geneva
Summits of the Dents du Midi
Above Champéry
Tour Sallière

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  1. Chaîne franco-suisse, Club Alpin Suisse CAS, 2003, ISBN   -978-3-85902-209-6