Massif des Cerces

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The massif des Cerces is a region of the French Alps on the Franco-Italian border. On the French side it lies in the departements of Hautes-Alpes and Savoie.


The massif consists of smaller mountain chains including Mont Thabor as well as those of the Grand Galibier, Mont Chaberton and the Rois Mages. It is bordered by the massif de la Vanoise to the north, the massif du Mont-Cenis to the north-east, the Alpes Cottiennes to the east, the massif du Queyras and Écrins to the south and the massif d'Arvan-Villards to the west.

The northernmost end of the range is bordered by the Arc river to the north in the Maurienne valley, and the Guisane river to the south.

Principal peaks

Pointe des Cerces Pointe de Cerces summit.png
Pointe des Cerces


Winter resorts

See also

Coordinates: 45°6′N6°32′E / 45.100°N 6.533°E / 45.100; 6.533

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