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Lac Blanc

Chamonix, France
Review Highlights
Most impressive lake in the alps!

Easily accessible after a 60 walk from the La Flegere cable, this turquoise lake view was... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
Georges D
La Prairie, Canada
Rough underfoot and steep in parts . Worth the effort.

Needs good footwear and a reasonable fitness level.Avoid on a wet day. At the top there is a cafe... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
ian m
Melbourne, Australia
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Chamonix, France
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Easily accessible after a 60 walk from the La Flegere cable, this turquoise lake view was astonishing! We stopped by foran our before going on with our 9-day Tour du Mont Blanc hike!

Thank Georges D
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Needs good footwear and a reasonable fitness level.Avoid on a wet day. At the top there is a cafe providing basic food and drink with great views of the Alps. Be prepared for lots of people.

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

We have been to Lac Blanc many times, usually from the Index as height is gained on the chair lift rather than walking. This year it was fab weather so extremely busy, people like ants. The paths back towards the cable car give amazing view...More

Thank susieQ321_12
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This place is a detour of our TMB hike. It was a bid challenging to get here starting from Trient, but the view is really worth all the efforts we put in. This is probably the best place to see Mont Blanc with the mountains...More

Thank Yeap W
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The hike up to Lac Blanc took one and a half hours and was well worth the effort. The path was steep in places (normal for the terrain in this area) but was clearly marked and would present no difficulty for regular walkers. We took...More

Thank annb15
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This hike started from the top of the Index lift, and we loved the whole hike. There is a small restaurant/cafe at the lake which is a nice option for lunch.

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Start early to avoid crowds. Sit on the rock above the refuge and watch the clouds change. We hiked up on a fogged in morning, sat on the rock and waited 3 minutes while all the clouds lifted and we were treated to a full...More

Thank sab97206
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We got lucky with a sunny day today. Perfect weather. Unsurpassed views of surrounding mountains, People on the trail are courteous and friendly. There is a chalet on the top there which we did not expect. The water from the lake is potable. A beautiful...More

Thank Merilyn M
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Scenery just out of this world. We took the cable car to Flegere from where we took a chair lift to index and then hiked for about one and a half hour to Lac Blanc. It was a hot day but there was snow and...More

Thank tgel1
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Hiked up to Lac Blanc as a detour while on the TMB leg from Argentieres/Tre Le Champs. It's worth the extra leg power as the views are out of this world. It is incredibly busy however - it was impossible to get a picture without...More

Thank Sarah F
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20 July 2017|
Response from LDScottraveller | Reviewed this property |
It took us 4.5 hours altogether from when we got on the cable car at flegere to when we returned to Chamonix car park. 3.5 hours were walking between flegere and and Lac Blanc and back.
Ed C
2 July 2017|
Response from Tonya B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely interesting, but it does have it's challenges. It is 3.66 miles total (that's what we measured for the route we took) if you get off at La Flegere lift and hike up to Lac Blanc. My 11 year old was... More