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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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  • Take the time to this wonderful ballad... Take the cable car to the Praz at the Flégère... Small climb for at least 90 minutes, the view is sublime, the entire chain of Mont Blanc is unfolding before your eyes... Arrived at the White Lake a lil back at the bar would be welcome... Do around the Lake, a lil selfie to make jealous... A lil detour to the Lakes of the Cheserys just below... return possible by Praz de Chamonix or Argentière.
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  • We began the Trek by armentieres. This hike is sensational, the ascent by the col des montets with scales worth seeing the turquoise color of the White Lake! To redo. Hike which also allows access to climbing routes particularly easy (the yellow path, etc) we saw the chamoix, beautiful landscape similar to a postcard! descent by a trail which then brought us everything down at Plaine Joux.
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  • 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 »