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“A long way with excellent rewards” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lac Blanc

Lac Blanc
Chamonix, France
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Ranked #8 of 65 things to do in Chamonix
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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“A long way with excellent rewards”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

We went at the end of September with our dog. Al books all recommend taking the gondola up part way but unfortunately for us they were all shut for repairs prior to the ski season so we walked from our hotel! It took us about 7 hrs in total to talk from chamonix town and back again. There is a national park that you have to walk through which says no dogs but we put her on the lead and snuck her through as after 3 1/2 hrs we didn't want to turn back with only a few miles to go!!
Once at the top the views are just amazing and even 'out of season' there were still lots of people having picnics and enjoying the scenery.

One MUST DO on this walk if you're heading back to chamonix is stop off at La Floria (it's well sign posted) for a drink and soak up some sunshine and views. It's truly a stunning little cafe.

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“Memorable walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Walking to Lac Blanc from the Flegere ski lift was an uplifting experience, and for me the highlight of a week spent in the Chamonix area.
The walk is not easy, yet not too difficult, good footwear is a must, and with the views over the glaciers at the other side of the valley a camera is a necessity.Lac Blanc itself was a bit of a disappointment because of the number of people there, but it was August, and a beautiful day.
To anyone who is thinking of this walk I would urge you to do it, it is a very satisfying day out, and reasonably cheap, if you have the 6 day pass you don't even have to queue for the cable cars

Visited August 2012
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“Stunning area and views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

If you are staying a the Mont Blanc area, you should definetly walk up to the lake. It is a good hours of walk but it's worth it. Awesome views of Mont Blanc and the mountain from there. There is a small hut, it was closed when we went so make sure you bring your own water and food. Feed the birds as well, they are very nice :) You could visit the lake as part of the Tour de Mont Blanc.

Visited November 2011
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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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