- For the solid mass of mountains, to see Massive of Beaufortain.
See also: Massive of Beaufortain
The unit, slightly individualized, is limited:
- in north by the Needles Eighth notes, the Collar of Jolly,
- in the North-East by the limit enters the departments of the Savoy and the Haute-Savoie to the Italian border ,
- in the south by that of the Isere (Vallée of Tarentaise).
Its most remarkable tops are the Large Mount, the Needle of the Deep sea and Menta (Pierre assembled) Honed it, kind of rock tooth in overhang above the Lake Roselend, around which celebrates it race of ski-alpinism takes place, the Pierra Menta. The signal of Bisanne, with its 1941 m, constitutes a remarkable view-point on the Massif of Mont Blanc near. The ski station of the Seized, on the commune of Hauteluce, accommodated the tests of ski touring and biathlon at the time of the Olympic Games of Albertville.
Lakes and stoppingsBeaufortain is the privileged area of the storage reservoirs:
- more known, the Dam Roselend, located between the Collar of the Pre (which dominates the small town of Arêches) and Cormet de Roselend, absorbed at the time of its setting in water the small village of Alpage from which the lake draws its name.
- But of other smaller lakes exists: the Stopping of Girotte in the vicinity of the Collar of Jolly, the Dam Saint-Guerin also located above Arêches, the Stopping of Gittaz close to Roselend.
HistoryBefore the Roman conquest, the " Beaufortain" was populated of Ceutrons, with the Top Faucigny and the Tarentaise, which controlled a majority of the alpine collars between the Italian peninsula and Gaulle. Centronie becomes, with the conquest, the province of the the Greek Alps, then the grées Alps, with Axima (Aime) for capital.
10th century at the 11th century, the " Beaufortain" apaprtient with the kingdom of Burgundy.
Dice the 11th century, the barons of Faucigny dominate the valley of Doron (" Beaufortain") in addition to the valley of Arve and its affluent Giffre, the Arly until Flumet, thus forming the province of the Faucigny. In 1355, following the treated of Paris, this valley joined the territories of the Counts then Ducs of Savoy.
Culinary specialitiesBeaufortain is also famous for its dairy production, resulting from cows of the race tarine and/or Abundance. The Beaufort, boiled cheese with hard paste of the type Gruyere, is famous “the Prince of the Gruyeres”.
- Official site of Beaufortain
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