The summit of Le Reculet
|Elevation||1,718 m (5,636 ft)|
|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. 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.
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