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“Breath taking views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lac Blanc

Lac Blanc
Chamonix, France
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Ranked #6 of 21 Attractions in Chamonix
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Herzelia, Israel
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“Breath taking views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This trail is a must! We started it from the Col de Montets and it offered scenery views and was well marked. it is recommended to climb up to the chalet of Lac Blanc to see the little lakes and enjoy the spectacular views of the Mont Blanc

Visited September 2012
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“Nice walk in beautiful surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We took the cale car to L'Index then walked to the Lac Blanc then walked back down to La Flegere. Walking up from La Flegere would be uphill all the way and much more tiring. It was fairly busy around the lake, but it's still a really lovely place to stop for a picnic. We saw a few chamois on the walk too.

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“Beautiful spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Our last day of 6 hiking around the Mt Blanc massif. You could do this as a separate day walk. A stiff walk up or catch the cable car part way from near the golf course. Friendly ibex are quite tame and come close for photos.

Visited June 2012
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“excellent but be ready for the weather changing in a blink of an eye.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

great walk up from Flegere. as the previous review states there is still lots of snow around in June.
our first attempt ended with several very wet hikers huddling round the refuge... did not see lac Blanc due to fog and rain.L'Index was closed due to heavy snow (in June). second attempt ( only 3 days later ) was very hot---long walk up from Les Houches (did it the hard way !) but well worth it. excellent views of the Chamonix vally and the wonderful Monte Blanc Massif mountains to awe at.

Visited June 2012
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“Most beautiful place I've ever been”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

The title of this review says it all....

You can get there either from cable car La Flegere or Index (one step above La Flegere).

The ideal path is: go to Index, then walk to Lac Blanc, then walk down to La Flegere. It's good after June
The problem is that this path is only good after June because the path from Index to Lac Blanc is still covered with snow until June and it makes it dangerous if you are not prepared to walk over ice.
So, you must go to Lac Blanc from La Flegere, which means that you have to make a trek uphill that lasts over 1h30 (descendind takes less than 1hour).
In June the lake is still partially frozen, what makes it specially wonderful, with all the blue ice tones.

And one last adorable thing about this hiking trail - all the time you face the Massif du Mont Blanc - spetacular!

Visited June 2011
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