Mont d'Or (Jura Mountains)

Mont d'Or (French: Le Mont d'Or) is a mountain of the Jura, located in the French department of Doubs and extending into the Swiss canton of Vaud. Its main summit is 1,463 metre-high and lies within France, 500 metres north of the border with Switzerland (1,380 m). The mountain is located between Jougne, France and Vallorbe, Switzerland.

Mont d'Or
Falaise du Mont d'Or 2.jpg
View from the crest towards the south
Highest point
Elevation1,463 m (4,800 ft)
Prominence368 m (1,207 ft)[1]
Parent peakCrêt de la Neige
Isolation4.8 km (3.0 mi)[2]
Coordinates46°43′39″N 06°21′25″E / 46.72750°N 6.35694°E / 46.72750; 6.35694Coordinates: 46°43′39″N 06°21′25″E / 46.72750°N 6.35694°E / 46.72750; 6.35694
Geography
Mont d'Or is located in France
Mont d'Or
Mont d'Or
Location in France
LocationDoubs, France
(mountain partially in Switzerland)
Parent rangeJura Mountains

Mont d'Or is notable for its limestone cirque on the east side. Near the highest point of the Swiss border is the Cabane du Mont d'Or, a mountain hut owned by the Swiss Alpine Club. In winter, Mont d'Or also includes a ski area within France. Several ski lifts are located on both west and east sides of the mountain.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is located north of Les Rousses at 1,095 metres.
  2. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The nearest point of higher elevation is north of the Dent de Vaulion

External linksEdit

  Media related to Mont d'Or (Doubs) at Wikimedia Commons