Monts du Morvan
Hills with Prominence of 140 meters or greater
Haut-Folin 901m/550m (far left) and Mont Beuvray
Introduction - by Mark Trengove
The Morvan is a granite plateau which forms the highest ground in the
arc of hills connecting the Massif Central to the south and Vosges to
the north-east. Rivers to the west and north of this watershed
flow into the North Sea/Atlantic Ocean, while those to the east flow
into the Mediterranean Sea.
The name ‘Morvan’ is from the old Gallo-Celtic meaning ‘Black
Mountain’. The area is covered with Gallo-Celtic remains – in
particular the Celtic Hill Fort of Bribracte near the summit of Mont
The Morvan Regional Park is a landscape of forested hills, moorland,
heathland, lakes and pastures. The trees are mainly deciduous on
the lower slopes of the hills, with conifers prevailing in the higher
areas. The southern area of the Park contains the more lofty
hills, while the northern area presents a gentler more pastoral aspect.
The park is a popular walking area. The long-distance path GR13
(Grande Randonée de Pays du Tour du Morvan) circuits the Park
for 220 km and passes through the areas of principal interest.
Rock-climbing opportunities can be found at Anost and Dun-les-Places.
Towns and villages with accommodation include Arnay-le-Duc, Autun,
Château-Chinon, Dun-les-Places, Lormes, Montsauche-les-Settons,
St Honoré-les-Bains and Vézelay.
The Park’s website is at
List compiled and maintained by Mark Trengove, with computer
assistance from Jonathan de Ferranti.
Mark has provided this list of summits in the Monts du
Morvan. This group includes the high point for the Burgundy
Region (Haut-Folin 901m/550m). There are no summits with an
altitude of 915m (3000 ft) and P150m (“Bardots”) in the area, but a
total of 5 summits of P150m of whatever altitude (“Brigittes”).
All of these are over 610m (2000 ft) in altitude.
This group of hills lies within the boundaries of the Parc Naturel
Regional du Morvan. This Regional Park is situated partially
within the four Départements comprising the Bourgogne Region –
Sâone et Loire, Nièvre, Yonne and Côte-d’Or.
A more comprehensive list of the Monts du Morvan can be found
first release March 8, 2006
||Haut-Folin (Pic du Bois du Roi)
||Col pt. 351m, 1km SSE of
||Col pt. 549m, 300m S of l'Echenault
||Forêt de Fontaine Froide
||La Gare, on junction of D17 and
||Tureau des Grands Bois (Le Télégraphe)
||Col >645m and
<650m, 1.5km N of les
||Col >485m and <490m, 1.2km SE of