Col de Balme

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Col de Balme
Col de Balme4.JPG
View from the north side
Elevation2,195 m (7,201 ft)[1]
Traversed byTrail
LocationValais, Switzerland
Haute-Savoie, France
RangeMont Blanc massif
Coordinates46°01′39″N 06°58′11″E / 46.02750°N 6.96972°E / 46.02750; 6.96972Coordinates: 46°01′39″N 06°58′11″E / 46.02750°N 6.96972°E / 46.02750; 6.96972
Col de Cou is located in Alps
Col de Cou
Col de Cou
Location in the Alps

The Col de Balme (2,195 m) is a high mountain pass of the Alps, located on the border between Switzerland and France. It connects Trient in the Swiss canton of Valais to Argentière in the French department of Haute-Savoie. The pass lies between the summits of Tête de Balme and Les Grandes Otanes.

The Col de Balme lies on the Tour du Mont Blanc walk. A restaurant is located above the summit of the pass.


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps and Google Earth.

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