Morvan

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Morvan
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Morvan landscape
Highest point
PeakHaut-Folin
Elevation901 m (2,956 ft)
Geography
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Area covered by the range.
CountryFrance
State/ProvinceBourgogne-Franche-Comté
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.

Music[edit]

The Morvan has a strong musical tradition, it uses musical ideas from lots of 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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External links[edit]

This is a relatively unknown place internationally, so most information is in French.

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