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Lac Blanc, Chamonix

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Lac Blanc is a glacial runoff lake with cold, pure waters that reflect the peaks in a mirrored pool. It's best known for its hiking, so wear your sturdiest shoes to get the most out of your visit. If you’re an adventurous hiker, you can start from the bottom of the mountain and make a stop at the charming "La Floria Cafe" for a drink. However, if you prefer an easier walk, take the cable car along with a picnic to the lake. Traverse the lake paths for the best vantage point to see the beauty of the “White Lake.” In the late afternoon, the lines for the cable car tend to be shorter. Make Lac Blanc a part of your Chamonix vacation plans using our Chamonix holiday planner.
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  • The lake is nice, but very cold all-year round to swim in and there are no facilities such as kanoe or biycles rent, so you should be aware that you need to bring all of your stuff including your food...  more »
  • Alpine lakes are always beautiful, with turquoise water and a scenic backdrop. This one is no different. However, it is one of the most crowded hikes I've been on, and the restaurant at the lake was s...  more »
  • The walk here is well worth the effort. The views are spectacular and a great way to clear your head. Take the right equipment and fluid with you for the walk.  more »