Montagne Noire

The Pic de Nore
Not to be confused with the Montagnes Noires (a.k.a. Montagne Noire) in Brittany.
The Montagne Noire snow-covered.

The Montagne Noire (Occitan: Montanha Negra, also known as the Black Mountains in English[1][2][3]) is a mountain range in central southern France. It is located at the southwestern end of the Massif Central in the border area of the Tarn, Hérault and Aude departments. Its highest point is the Pic de Nore at 1,210 metres (3,970 ft).

The mountain is within the Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park.

Map of Montagne Noire


  1. Wraxall, Nathaniel William. 1784. A tour through the western, southern, and interior provinces of France. London: Charles Dilly, p. 111.
  2. Boyer F., S. Krylatov, J. Le Fevre, & D. Stoppel. 1967. "Le Dévonien supérieur et la limite dévono-carbonifère en Montagne Noire. Abstracts of the Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Devonian System, Calgary, Canada, Sept. 6–8, 1967. Calgary: Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists, p. 26.
  3. Ford, Ford Madox. 1962. The Bodley Head Ford Madox Ford: The Good Soldier. Selected Memories. Poems. London: Bodley Head, p. 26.

Coordinates: 43°27′N 02°20′E / 43.450°N 2.333°E / 43.450; 2.333

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