|Tête de l'Estrop|
The Tête de l'Estrop
|Elevation||2,961 m (9,715 ft)|
|Prominence||721 m (2,365 ft)|
|Listing||Alpine mountains 2500-2999 m|
|Parent range||Provence Alps and Prealps|
|Easiest route||from Foux d'Allos|
The Tête de l'Estrop is a mountain of the French Prealps located in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France. It is the highest peak of the Provence Alps and Prealps.
Administratively the mountain is divided between the French communes of Prads-Haute-Bléone (southern slopes) and Méolans-Revel (vallon du Laverq, northern slopes).
The easiest route to the summit starts from La Foux d'Allos, a ski resort in the commune of Allos, which reaches the top through the eastern slopes of the mountain.
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