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Address: Chamonix, France

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The way going up there is hard but it's really worth it. A lot of climbing but with walker sticks, you won't have any problem.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2016
Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

The way going up there is hard but it's really worth it. A lot of climbing but with walker sticks, you won't have any problem.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Great views after a moderate hike from Le Brevente....would be easier when Le Flegere lift is operational. If you are lucky,you will encounter,sheep,chamois and marmots.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

It looks close, but the climb down (and back up) to Lac Cornu is not easy! If you are fit, its definitely worth it! The lake is beautiful, and because most people stick to the views from up hill, its nice and quite down at the lake (and private) We loved it, and combined it walking here from Brévent cable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Do take the time if you are staying in Chamonix to do the walk from the town to Lac Cornu. We went on a beautiful sunny day in October and despite being freezing my son took a swim. It was well worth the 2 hour walk.

3 Thank BHorner99
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We hiked from the Plan de Praz station (first leg of the lifts leading to Brévent). It is quite entertaining to see the paragliders take off from just above the lift station. The hike up to the lake is easy on a good path, but it is uphill, of course. After Lac Cornu one can continue to Lacs Noirs and... More 

3 Thank Geir-Ole
Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Whether you go via Flegere and Combe de la Gliere or via Planpratz and the Col du Lac Cornu, I chose the former, the journey is exciting among grand rock scenery. To sit and have lunch overlooking Lac Cornu on a sunny day is sheer bliss with the knowledge that you have a great onward journey to come.

1 Thank Paul S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Very nice place, you will need to walk a little bit to enjoy the fantastic view ... do not forget your pic nic :-)

Thank Pierre G
Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The walk to Lac Cornu is a great walk if you don't want to wait for long ques with tourists. You can either walk from the bottom of Chamonix or take the cable car up to Planpras where the walk begins. There is a lot of wildlife on this trail and the view of the Mont Blanc massif is beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

You can hike to Lac Cornu from the lift at Planpraz. It's definitely one of the quieter trails, especially in early morning and late evening. As this trail extends into the natural reserve you will notice lots of wildlife so keep your eyes peeled.

2 Thank LollIreland

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