Morvan

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For medieval Breton leader Morvan, see Morman. For disorder affecting potassium channels in the brain and peripheral nerves, see Morvan's syndrome. For comics author, see Jean-David Morvan.
Morvan
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Morvan landscape
Highest point
Peak Haut-Folin
Elevation 901 m (2,956 ft)
Geography
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Area covered by the range.
Country France
State/Province Bourgogne
Borders on Massif Central
Typical early autumn landscape in the Morvan

The Morvan is a mountainous massif lying just to the west of the Côte d'Or escarpment in Burgundy, France. It is a northerly extension of the Massif Central and is of Variscan age. It is composed of granites and basalts and formed a promontory extending northwards into the Jurassic sea.

Music[edit]

The Morvan has a strong folk musical tradition. It uses musical ideas from lots of other cultures and combines them to make its own. (See Music of France and bagpipes.)

The regional park[edit]

At its heart nowadays is the protected area of the Parc naturel régional du Morvan. Its main town is Château-Chinon on the D978 between Nevers and Autun. Several of its valleys have been dammed to form reservoirs.

External links[edit]

This is a relatively unknown place internationally, so most information is in French.

Coordinates: 47°05′N 4°00′E / 47.083°N 4.000°E / 47.083; 4.000