The Vuache looked from Belvedère de Léaz

The Montagne de Vuache is a 1,105 meter high mountain ridge, in Haute -Savoie on the border with Switzerland.


The Vuache is in the northwest of the department of Haute -Savoie on the border with Switzerland. The mountain is part of the southern Jura and consists mostly of limestone. To the north of the Vuache drops down to the Rhone Valley. The ridge extends from northwest to southeast, is about 14 km long and between 1.5 and 3 km wide. The ridge rises from south to north. Is the town of Chaumont, in the west Arcine, Clara Fond- Arcine and Chilly, east Raclaz and Murcier on the southern slopes.

The area around the mountain is active due to the Vuache trench seismically. Thus, on 15 July 1996, an earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale occurred at 2 km depth.

Through the mountain leads the Vuache tunnel the A40 motorway leading to Lyon from Geneva.