Places in French Alps & the Jura Mountains
Flanked to the east by the Swiss and Italian Alps, Savoy (Savoie; www.savoie-mont-blanc.com) – divided between the départements of Haute-Savoie (to the north) and Savoie – rises from the southern shores of Lake Geneva, Europe’s largest alpine lake, and culminates at the roof of Europe, mighty 4810m Mont Blanc.
The historical region of Dauphiné encompasses the territories south and southwest of Savoy, stretching from the River Rhône in the west to the Italian border in the east, and roughly corresponding to the départements of Isère, Drôme and – in the région of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, which stretches south to the Mediterranean – Hautes-Alpes.
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