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. For Lac Blanc and beyond, use our Chamonix trip itinerary maker website to get the most from your Chamonix vacation.
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  • Hiking magnificent from the Flégère for the less brave, you will earn 2 h walk... Since the Praz count 4 h... Despite the efforts to once I get faire(le lac blanc se mérite) you will stay amazed of this splendid scenery or the mountains to reflect in the Lake. possibility of restoration at the shelter.
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  • If the climb from the village of Le Tour-a set of height would be approximately 1000 meters. by the time the road has taken something about 3:00 (or don't remember). In principle, of course, you can go completely unprepared, but it would be hard))). Be sure to watch the weather forecast because when the weather is nice, kimon on Mont Blanc. We were lucky.
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  • The walk to get there is tough, but when you come up with these spectacular you forget any fatigue. Be prepared that in July and August (best time for colors and vegetation) you will find the place packed. But well worth the trip and if you can spend the night at the shelter would be to totally enjoy these views. And certainly one of the most beautiful places in the Tour du Mont Blanc.
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  • I read somewhere that this hike was "worth skipping". That couldn't be more wrong. This was one of the most beautiful hikes I've ever experienced. For Euro standards, I believe it's considered a 'novice' hike - but don't let that fool you. Bring lots of water and some snacks for energy. You will get a good workout but the views are absolutely worth it. 100% recommend hiking to Lac Blanc if you are in the area.
  • Brilliant views across the valley from here and lake itself is well worth seeing, especially by scrambling here through the Arrête
  • A great place you cannot miss in Chamonix
  • perfect place for hiking and taking photos
  • It's a long climb from Chamonix, and it was very foggy when we arrived up there
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