Mont Tendre

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Mont Tendre
Sight Mont Tendre.jpg
View from the summit towards the southwest
Highest point
Elevation 1,679 m (5,509 ft)
Prominence 451 m (1,480 ft) [1]
Isolation 38.7 km (24.0 mi) [2]
Parent peak Crêt de la Neige
Coordinates 46°35′41″N 6°18′36″E / 46.59472°N 6.31000°E / 46.59472; 6.31000Coordinates: 46°35′41″N 6°18′36″E / 46.59472°N 6.31000°E / 46.59472; 6.31000
Mont Tendre is located in Switzerland
Mont Tendre
Mont Tendre
Location in Switzerland
Location Vaud, Switzerland
Parent range Jura Mountains

Mont Tendre is a mountain of the Jura, located between the valley of Joux and the basin of Lake Geneva in the canton of Vaud. With an elevation of 1,679 metres above sea level, it is the highest summit of the Swiss portion of the Jura Mountains and, therefore, the highest summit of Switzerland outside the Alps. It is also the most isolated mountain of the canton. It is found in the community of Montricher.

A paved road from Montricher reaches a height of 1,615 metres, northeast of the summit. A restaurant is located at its end, the Chalet du Mont Tendre.

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  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Col de la Givrine (1,228 m).
  2. ^ Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is northeast of the Colomby de Gex.

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