Monte Viso (or Monviso) is a stand-alone mountain in the Cottian Alps in Italy, just over a kilometre southeast of the border with France. It is known as 'The Stone King' in Italy, and has significant prominence which makes it visible from afar. Its highest peak is Punta Trieste, on the southern side, with a separate lower peak being the Punta Nizza. The peak lies in the Monviso National Park, with the Queyras Natural Park close-by on the French side. It is said that Viso was once believed to be the highest mountain in the Alps, and was also the inspiration for the Paramount logo.