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View from the southern part of the Bauges
Map of the Bauges Mountains

The Bauges Mountains (French: Massif des Bauges) is a mountain range in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Eastern France, stretching from the city of Annecy, Haute-Savoie to the city of Chambéry, Savoie, which is part of the French Prealps.

Major peaks[edit]

The Bauges have fourteen summits above 2,000 metres (6,562 ft):

Other noteworthy summits include:


The cave of Prérouge in Arith, Savoie, resurgence of the waters of the Bange mountain

The Bauges massif contains many underground cavities. There are three main sectors: the Margériaz, the Revard sector and the mountain of Bange-Prépoulain.[1] Under these karsts large underground networks develop in particular the Creux de la Benoite-Litorne-Grotte de Prérouge with a depth of 860 meters for 54 kilometers of development.[2] The Margériaz sector is renowned for the length and difficulty of its meanders, which are particularly difficult to explore.[3]

Coordinates: 45°38′N 6°10′E / 45.633°N 6.167°E / 45.633; 6.167References[edit]

  1. ^ Denis Bourgeois (2008). "Savoie-Quelques nouvelles des fronts…" (PDF). Spelunca (in French). 111: 25–30. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  2. ^ "Massif de Bange-Prépoulain".
  3. ^ Fabien Hobléa; Christian Dodelin; Dominique Lasserre; Jean Bottazzi; Patrick Maniez (1996). "La tanne des Biolles : un axe de drainage majeur sous le massif du Margériaz (Bauges, Savoie, France)". Karstologia (in French). 27: 41–56.