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Lac Blanc, Chamonix

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#6 of 18 in Parks in 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 world and especially the non respect of people spoil a little arrival at the Lake. But by ignoring it, we can only admit the splendor of this Lake, especially color, which is not white (we call it part a reflection of the snowy peaks) but which is incomparable Milky Blue. Several ways to access:-the longest and most tiring: shortest walk from Chamonix, about - 3 hours and the least tiring: by first taking the Flegere cable car then the Index lift (1 h 15 market) - through: taking only the Flegere cable car the count then 2 h walk.
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  • We hiked from the Index cable way to Lac Blanc and then down to Le Flegere. The Lac Blanc hut is cosy.  more »
  • We took the cable car from flègere and got down at la flegere and began our hike. We can also take chair car from la flègere and get down at l'index for less hike. To and fro tickets to la flegere was...  more »

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Chamonix and its villages offer accommodations ranging from basic and cheap, to luxurious and extremely expensive. For easy access to the best ski facilities in the area, book your rooms at one of the resort's luxury hotels. Staying in Chamonix itself allows you to explore a range of restaurants, bars, shops, and clubs, while quiet village lodges provide more privacy, as well as access to smaller and less crowded ski areas. Out-of-town B&Bs also provide a quick link to the nearby resorts in Italy and Switzerland.
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