Le Reculet

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Le Reculet
Le Reculet top.jpg
The summit of Le Reculet
Highest point
Elevation 1,718 m (5,636 ft)
Coordinates 46°15′24″N 5°55′48″E / 46.25667°N 5.93000°E / 46.25667; 5.93000Coordinates: 46°15′24″N 5°55′48″E / 46.25667°N 5.93000°E / 46.25667; 5.93000
Geography
Le Reculet is located in France
Le Reculet
Le Reculet
France
Location Ain, Rhône-Alpes, France
Parent range Jura Mountains

Le Reculet is the second-highest summit in the Jura Mountains. It is located in the Ain department in France. Its altitude is 1718 metres.[1] It is situated a few kilometres south of the Crêt de la Neige on the territory of the town of Thoiry.

A cross was erected on the summit by the inhabitants of Thoiry. The summit offers spectacular views of the Pays de Gex, Geneva, Lake Geneva, the Alps, Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, and on clear days the Chaîne des Puys.

Le Reculet was sometimes designated as the highest point of the Jura, until the elevation of the Crêt de la Neige was revised upwards to 1720 m instead of 1717.6 m.

Notes and references[edit]

The position of the peak is taken from Géoportail[2]

  1. ^ IGN map on Géoportail (in French), as of July 18, 2007
  2. ^ IGN map on Géoportail (in French), as of November 2, 2007