Aravis Range

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Aravis Range
Pointe Percée.jpg
Pointe Percée
Highest point
PeakPointe Percée
Elevation2,753 m (9,032 ft)
Coordinates45°57′21″N 6°33′20″E / 45.95583°N 6.55556°E / 45.95583; 6.55556Coordinates: 45°57′21″N 6°33′20″E / 45.95583°N 6.55556°E / 45.95583; 6.55556
Native nameChaîne des Aravis (French)
DepartmentSavoie and Haute-Savoie
Parent rangeFrench Prealps
Borders onChablais and Graian Alps
Type of rockSedimentary

The Aravis (French: Chaîne des Aravis) is a mountain range in Savoie and Haute-Savoie, eastern France. It is part of the French Prealps, a lower chain of mountain ranges west of the main chain of the Alps. Its highest summit is the Pointe Percée, at 2753m. The orientation of the Aravis is north-south, and it stretches from Cluses in the north, to Ugine in the south. The Bornes massif, sometimes considered part of the Aravis, lies to its west. The Aravis is separated from the Chablais mountains in the north-east by the Arve river valley, and from the Graian Alps in the south-east by the Arly river valley.




  • Bouvier, L. (1866). La Chaine des Aravis: topographie botanique, histoire and statistique des vallées de La Clusaz, du Grand-Bornand, du Reposoir, et de Thônes (in French). Imprimerie de Louis Thesio. Retrieved 2022-07-10.