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The Vercors is a range of plateaux and mountains in the départements of Isère and Drôme in the French Prealps. It lies west of the Dauphiné Alps, from which it is separated by the rivers Drac and Isère. Cliffs at its eastern edge face the city of Grenoble.
The Vercors has several resorts for cross-country skiing and for down-hill skiing. Villard-de-Lans is the biggest down-hill ski resort.
From north to south:
- Le Moucherotte, 1,901 m, the summit which dominates Grenoble, most northerly of the massif ;
- Le Pic Saint-Michel, 1,966 m ;
- Roc Cornafion, 2,049 m ;
- Les Arêtes du Gerbier, 2,109 m ;
- La Grande Moucherolle, 2,284 m ;
- La Petite Moucherolle, 2,156 m ;
- La Tête des Chaudières, 2,029 m ;
- Les Rochers de la Balme, 2,063 m ;
- Le Sommet de Malaval, 2,097 m ;
- Le Grand Veymont, 2,341 m, highest point of the massif ;
- Le Mont Aiguille, 2,086 m, with its characteristic silhouette, its first ascent in 1492 was the birth of alpinism ;
- Le Dôme ou Pié Ferré, 2,041 m, to the east of Die, in the Glandasse uplands.
Vercors in popular culture
The Vercors have appeared in many films, including;
- La Bride sur le cou (1961)
- Wish Me Luck (1987) Season 3
- Une hirondelle a fait le printemps (2001)
- The Butterfly (2002)
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