|French: Préalpes franco-suisses|
The seven summits of the Dents du Midi
|Peak||Dents du Midi (Haute Cime)|
|Elevation||3,257 m (10,686 ft)|
|Countries||Switzerland and France|
|Departments||Valais and Haute Savoie|
|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.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:
|Dents du Midi||3,257||10,686|
|Cornettes de Bise||2,432||7,979|
|Pointe de l'Au||2,152||7,060|
|Dent du Vélan||2,059||6,755|
|Pointe de Bellevue||2,042||6,699|
|Pointe de Nyon||2,019||6,624|
|Pointe de Chavasse||2,012||6,601|
|Montagne des Mémises||1,674||5,492|
|Pointe de Miribel||1,581||5,187|
|Pointe des Brasses||1,502||4,928|
|Mont de Boisy||739||2,425|
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