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Alpine lakes

They reveal themselves to those who wish to see them…

You don’t have to be a great walker to go and see our region’s loveliest lakes.
The Mont Blanc area has numerous lakes at altitudes between 2,000 and 2,500 metres which are attractive destinations for hillwalking.
Admire the reflections of the mountain-tops in such pure water. The beautiful sights are worth the effort: you will very quickly forget about your fatigue and your sore feet!

Good to know
  • Animals are our friends but are not allowed in certain high-altitude sites. The Tourist Offices have lists of guardians and kennels.
  • Hiking maps and guides available at our online boutique.
  • A stop at the Lac Blanc shelter?
  • High-altitude site: bring warm clothes!
Gorges de la Diosaz
Excursion au gorges de la diosaz

Alpine lakes

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  • Cascade de Bérard

    Cascade de Bérard

    Half an hour from the hamlet of Le Buet, a pretty path drives you to the Berard waterfall. The way of departure is on the left of the hotel du Buet. The wa...
  • Cascade du Dard

    Cascade du Dard

    A fantastic waterfall, located at 1233 m, a twenty meters high, the waterfall of the Dard offers a beautiful viewpoint. About 45 minutes from downtown Cham...
  • Gorges de la Diosaz
    This site is visited via a magnificent shaded footpath sometimes solidly implanted into rock walls or sometimes even crossing the torrent on solid footbrid...
  • Lac Blanc

    Lac Blanc

    Located in the Aiguilles Rouges nature reserve, one of the most beautiful mountain lakes, famous for its unique panorama facing the Mont-Blanc massif....
  • Lac Bleu

    Lac Bleu

    Small but nice lake, the Blue Lake enchants the hikers who loves the high lakes, but also visitors wishing to stop at Plan de l'Aiguille on their journey t...
  • Lac Cornu

    Lac Cornu

    The Cornu lake is an altitude lake located between the Summit of the Index chairlift and the Planpraz gondola. It is the direct neighbor of the Lacs Noirs...
  • Lac des Gaillands

    Lac des Gaillands

    Located in the valley, the Gaillands lake, a few kilometers from Chamonix is the ideal place to have a little break....
  • Lac du Brévent

    Lac du Brévent

    The Brevent lake is located not far from the arrival of the Brevent cable car. It is a glacial origin lake which is 2,125 meters above sea level....
  • Lake: Lac Vert
    Situated amidst the forest near Passy Plaine-Joux, this lake is surrounded by spruce trees and reflects the Mont-Blanc. Vehicle access from April to Decemb...
  • Lacs des Chéserys

    Lacs des Chéserys

    Inside the Nature Reserve of Aiguilles Rouges, under the Lac Blanc, let's discover these lakes facing Mont Blanc....
  • Lacs Noirs

    Lacs Noirs

    Located at 2550 meters, the Black Lakes are the highest of the Aiguilles Rouges Lakes....
  • Chavants Lake

    Chavants Lake

    Les Houches
    This place is ideal for small strolls or to picnic or barbecue. It offers an incredible view on the Mont-Blanc range and is very sunny....
  • Lake and mountain of Pormenaz
    In the heart of the nature reserve, the lake of Pormenaz is perched in 1945m of height, in the small massif of Pormenaz which belongs to the Aiguilles Roug...

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Hikes in summer
Hikes in summer
Sightseeing at altitude
Sightseeing at altitude
Hikes in winter
Hikes in winter
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