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Whether for the view or for the challenge, climbing the mountainous peaks in the Massif Central is the best way to experience more of this beautiful region. But with 18 to choose from, it can be tough to know which peak to proceed with. That’s why we’ve collected the best peaks and summits in the Massif Central for you here — so you can easily add one to your next adventure.

The top 18 peaks in the Massif Central

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    Mont Gerbier-de-Jonc is like many peaks in this region of volcanic origin. There is a one-way climbing climb and a descent here. This is also necessary, because here in good …

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    Mont Saint-Baudille

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Above all, the Mont Saint Baudille offers magnificent views of the surrounding area and rewards the ascent of a refreshing breeze in summer (provide mittens in winter :)). It is …

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    Puy Mary (1783m)

    Hiking Highlight

    A pleasant foray up Mary and Arse. Puy de Mary (1,783m) is the Pen Y Fan of Auvergne and incredibly popular. It just has a concrete path up instead of …

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    David
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    Pic de Nore

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Oddly shaped, huge and widely visible mast in the form of a gigantic lollipop or a rocket from a manga comic. Great 360 ° view. Highest point in a wide area.

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    Mont Caroux

    Hiking Highlight

    The Massif des Mont Caroux, which rises to an altitude of 1091 m in the Haut Languedoc Natural Park, offers wonderful distant views. Between the gorges (Gorges) d'Héric in the …

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    Mont Aigoual

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Built in 1894, this meteorological observatory is today the last inhabited mountain observatory.
    A free weather exhibition is visitable on sunny days (be careful, in 2019 works modify the organization). …

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    Mont Mézenc

    Hiking Highlight

    North summit of the split Mont Mézenc with great panoramic views, weather permitting.
    At 1744m, it is the highest point in the department of Haute-Loire. The southern summit already belongs …

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    Signal de Finiels

    Hiking Highlight

    The Sommet de Finiels is the highest mountain in the Mont Lozère massif (1,699 m). About five kilometers further east, the Tarn rises.

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    Anette
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    Le Puy Gros

    Hiking Highlight

    A magnificent view of Mont Dore, La Bourboule, the chain of puys.
    From there, you can even see the Puy de Dôme and Sancy.

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    La Banne d'Ordanche

    Hiking Highlight

    Grandiose view of the surroundings, if the weather cooperates.

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    Mont Aigoual (1565m)

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The highest point of this area. A very beautiful climb and view from the top.

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    Erik E.
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    Mont Lozère

    Hiking Highlight

    The Sommet de Finiels / Pic de Finiels is the highest peak of the Mont Lozère massif (1699 m). Approximately five kilometers further east of the summit rises the river Tarn.

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    Pamph
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    Plomb du Cantal

    Hiking Highlight

    Highest peak of the Cantal massif at 1850 m. Great view when the clouds are not hanging low.

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    Typo2
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    We can easily spot the transmitter of Mont Pilat with its 80m pylon. The view of the Rhône valley from the crêt is superb

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    Puy Saint Romain

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Superb 360 ° view from the paraglider take-off area.
    Views of Longue, Les Martres de Veyre, Mirefleurs, Corent le Puy de Dôme, Chains des Puys on the WEST side
    Views …

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    Alambix
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    Le Suc au May

    Bike Touring Highlight

    To reach this point of view, it is necessary to deserve it: all the climbs which bring it there, asphalted or not, have parts with more than 10% of elevation! But only the roads that access it are beautiful.

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    Puy Ferrand

    Hiking Highlight

    A cracking 19km horseshoe taking in all the high points of the mont dore area of Auvergne including Puy De Sancy at 1885m. Plenty of parking at the start point, even for motor homes. Excellent route.

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    David
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    Le Testavoyre - 1436m

    Hiking Highlight

    From the summit, you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the volcanic landscape: to the north the Yssingeaux region with its volcanic belt, to the east the summit of …

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