Northeast Massif Central

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointPierre-sur-Haute (1634 m/5361 ft)
States/ProvincesAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes (43%), Unclaimed Antarctica (29%), Chilean Antarctic Territory (Claim) (28%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area15,846 sq km / 6,118 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent198 km / 123 mi North-South
146 km / 91 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long46° 5' N; 3° 59' E
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Map of Northeast Massif Central
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Northeast Massif Central.
Massif CentralLevel 3 (Parent)
         Northwestern Massif CentralLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Monts d’AuvergneLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Northeast Massif CentralLevel 4
                 Monts du ForezLevel 5 (Child)
                 Monts du BeaujolaisLevel 5 (Child)
                 Monts LyonnaisLevel 5 (Child)
         Central Massif CentralLevel 4 (Sibling)
         CévennesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Southwest Massif CentralLevel 4 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Northeast Massif Central

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Pierre-sur-Haute16345361Monts du Forez
2.Montagne de Courreau14204659Monts du Forez
3.Puy de Montoncel12874222Monts du Forez
4.Puy Snidre12324042Monts du Forez
5.Pierres du Jour11643819Monts du Forez
6.Mont Saint-Rigaud10093310Monts du Beaujolais
7.Tour Matagrin10043294Monts Lyonnais
8.La Dent9703182Monts du Forez
9.Crêt Malherbe9463104Monts Lyonnais
10.Mont Tourvéon9443097Monts du Beaujolais
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Pierre-sur-Haute16345361Monts du Forez
2.Mont Saint-Rigaud10093310Monts du Beaujolais
3.Tour Matagrin10043294Monts Lyonnais

Photos of Peaks in the Northeast Massif Central

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Pierre-sur-Haute summit cross (2012-09-18). Photo by Susan Mackenzie.
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Mont Saint-Rigaud
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The wooden double-helical observation tower on Mont Saint-Rigaud, highest point in the Department of Rhône (2011-08-20). Photo by Peter Stone.
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