Massif Central

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France's mountains from space (Taken by NASA)

The Massif Central is a range of mountains in the south of France. Many extinct volcanos can be found there, the largest concentration in the world with 450 volcanos. It is separated from the Alps by the valley of the Rhone.

These departments are usually considered as part of the Massif Central: Allier, Ardèche, Aveyron, Cantal, Corrèze, Creuse, Haute-Loire, Haute-Vienne, Loire, Lot, Lozère, and Puy-de-Dôme.

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Here are some well-known mountains in the massif central:

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Massif central on a Map of France

The Massif Central is a very important mountain range in France. It is the fourth highest, the Alps, the Pyrénées, and Corsica are higher; Jura, Vosges, Morvan and Ardennes are lower.

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