Mont Pèlerin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mont Pèlerin
MontPelerinFromMontreux.JPG
View from Montreux (south side)
Highest point
Elevation1,080 m (3,540 ft)
Prominence327 m (1,073 ft) [1]
Coordinates46°29′49″N 6°49′09″E / 46.49694°N 6.81917°E / 46.49694; 6.81917Coordinates: 46°29′49″N 6°49′09″E / 46.49694°N 6.81917°E / 46.49694; 6.81917
Geography
Mont Pèlerin is located in Switzerland
Mont Pèlerin
Mont Pèlerin
Location in Switzerland
LocationVaud, Switzerland
Parent rangeSwiss Plateau
Geology
Mountain typePuddingstone

Mont Pèlerin (/mɒnt ˈpɛlərɪn/; French: [mɔ̃ pɛlʁɛ̃]; 1,080 metres (3,540 ft)) is a mountain of the Swiss Plateau, overlooking Lake Geneva in the canton of Vaud. It lies north of Chardonne, over Vevey, the border with the canton of Fribourg running at the eastern foot of the mountain.

The Vevey–Chardonne–Mont Pèlerin funicular links Vevey and Mont Pèlerin. The Mont Pèlerin TV Tower is located on the wooded summit.

The Mont Pelerin Society was named after the resort, following its inception at a meeting there in 1947.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is located near Chaudette (Jongny, Vaud) at 753 metres.

External links[edit]