Le Môle

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Le Môle
Le Môle depuis Cluses en hiver.JPG
Highest point
Elevation1,863 m (6,112 ft)
Prominence1,254 m (4,114 ft) [1]
Coordinates46°06′24″N 06°27′18″E / 46.10667°N 6.45500°E / 46.10667; 6.45500Coordinates: 46°06′24″N 06°27′18″E / 46.10667°N 6.45500°E / 46.10667; 6.45500
Le Môle is located in Alps
Le Môle
Le Môle
Location in the Alps
LocationHaute-Savoie, France
Parent rangeChablais Alps
Le Môle, center, seen from Geneva on a hazy June day.

Le Môle is a mountain of the Chablais Alps in the Haute-Savoie department of France which dominates the area around the town of Bonneville. The communes of Ayze, La Tour, Saint-Jean-de-Tholome, Marignier, Saint-Jeoire-en-Faucigny, Viuz-en-Sallaz, Peillonnex, and Faucigny encircle it. It rises to 1,863 metres and affords an excellent 360-degree view of the surrounding region.

Though a small mountain by Alpine standards, it is of great geographic importance as it divides the vallée de l'Arve to the south and the west from the vallée du Giffre to the north and southeast, and dominates the southern entrance to the Geneva basin. Mary Shelley, in her Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, quotes Le Môle as being seen by Victor Frankenstein from Geneva, where he was born and lived before being a student in Germany.

Le Môle (to the left of Mont Blanc, in the background) as seen from Geneva, to the right and in the foreground is the Salève.


  1. ^ "Le Môle -peakbagger". peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 February 2015.