Situated in the heart of western Europe, France is the largest country in the European Union and third largest on the continent. It is also one of the most diverse countries in the region, with long stretches of coastline on multiple seas, unique geological formations and mountain ranges, as well as one of the most famous cities in the world. Tourism is one of the driving forces in the country’s economy, with roughly 89 million people visiting the country each year.
Famous Mountains in France
While there are no shortage of mountains to explore and climb running across the south of France – there are seven different mountain ranges in all – the country is most famous for being home to the western portion of Mont Blanc, the tallest peak in the Alps and western Europe.
Each year, about 30,000 people attempt to climb the peak, meaning roughly 200 are on its slopes each day. Due to this high number of climbers and the propensity for avalanche and rockfalls on its slopes, it is also one of the most deadly mountains in the world.
Other popular expeditions in France are:
- Barre des Écrins
- Pic du Midi d'Ossau
- Aiguille d’Entrèves
- La Meije
- The Haute Route
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