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|Elevation||901 m (2,956 ft)|
|Borders on||Massif Central|
The Morvan is a mountainous massif lying just to the west of the Côte d'Or escarpment in Burgundy, 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 regional park
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.
This is a relatively unknown place internationally, so most information is in French.
- A summary of The Morvan with pictures (English)
- Lormes.net, a place in the Morvan (English)
- Description of The Morvan (French)
- Parc du morvan and pollution sources[dead link] (French)
- Le Morvan (French)