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Morvan landscape
Highest point
Elevation901 m (2,956 ft)
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Area covered by the range.
Borders onMassif Central
Typical landscape in the Morvan

The Morvan is a mountainous massif lying just to the west of the Côte d'Or escarpment in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France. It is a northerly extension of the Massif Central and is of Variscan age. It is composed of granites and basalts and formed a promontory extending northwards into the Jurassic sea.


The Morvan has a strong musical tradition. It uses musical ideas from many other cultures and combines them to make its own. (See Music of France and bagpipes.)

The regional park[edit]

At its heart nowadays is the protected area of the Parc naturel régional du Morvan. Its main town is Château-Chinon on the D978 between Nevers and Autun. Several of its valleys have been dammed to form reservoirs.

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Internationally, Morvan is relatively unknown, so most information is in French.

Coordinates: 47°05′N 4°00′E / 47.083°N 4.000°E / 47.083; 4.000