Alpes Maritimes

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Alpes Maritimes

Post by I'm the 1 on Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:22 am

Alpes-Maritimes is a department in the extreme southeast corner of France, on the border to Monaco & Italy.

Alpes-Maritimes includes the famous French Riviera coastline on the Mediterranean Sea with Cannes, Nice, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, and Antibes.

The area is mountaneous right down to the coast. This Southern area of the Alps is called Alpes Maritime in French or Maritime Alps in English.

The highest peaks in Maritime alps are:
Punta dell'Argentera 3290 m (10,794 ft)
Cime du Gélas 3135 m (10,286 ft)
Monte Matto 3087 m (10,128 ft)
Mont Pelat 3053 m (10,017 ft)
Mont Clapier 3046 m (9994 ft)
Mont Ténibre 3032 m (9948 ft)
Cime de l'Enchastraye 2955 m (9695 ft)
Mont Bégo 2873 m (9426 ft)
Mont Mounier 2818 m (9246 ft)
Roche de l'Abisse 2755 m (9039 ft)

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