The Massif Central is a high region in south-central France. It has mountains and plateaux. it covers 15% of the country. The geological history of the massif is complicated. It is ancient, and many things have happened to it.
Many extinct volcanos can be found there. It has the largest concentration in the world with 450 volcanos. The Auvergne Volcanoes National Park is in the massif. The Massif is separated from the Alps by the valley of the Rhone.
Mountains[change | change source]
Here are some well-known mountains in the massif central:
- Puy de Dôme (1464 m)
- Puy de Sancy (1886 m)
- Plomb du Cantal (1855 m)
- Mont Lozère (1702 m), the highest non-volcanic summit
- Mont Aigoual (1567 m), near Le Vigan
Geography[change | change source]
- Faure, Michel, Lardeaux, Jean-Marc & Ledru, Patrick 2009. A review of the pre-Permian geology of the Variscan French Massif Central. Les grands traits de l’évolution anté-permienne du Massif central français. Comptes Rendus Géoscience, 341, numéro 2-3, pages 202-213.
- Peterlongo, J.M. 1978. Massif Central. Guides géologiques régionaux, Masson. ISBN 2-225-49753-2