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Address: Chamonix, France

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Super views from beautiful lake

Best views in Chamonix in the summer - get cablecar from la Flegere and then go one directional to either Argentiere or Col des Montets - both routes are spectacular

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Chamonix, France
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Chamonix, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best views in Chamonix in the summer - get cablecar from la Flegere and then go one directional to either Argentiere or Col des Montets - both routes are spectacular

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Linkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

One of the more popular and easy-access hikes and it is beautiful here. But come early, not very nice when it gets more crowded later in a sunny day.

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Chamonix, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Accessible on foot either from the Flegere lift, or walking from any number of access points. It's a big, rocky walk, at altitude, but the scenery is quite incredible. Walking down is just as hard as walking up. Worth the effort.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

It's always nice to arrive at Lac Blanc for a drink, a meal or a dip in the water on a hot day. The walk up from Col des Montets is a classic and from the other direction taking the cable car and then chairlift to l'Index and then walking to Lac Blanc takes in some great mountain scenery. We... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

A stiff hike, but well-worth the effort. The views from the balcony of the refuge are sensational, as is their gratin Savoyarde, the best in Chamonix. Coming up the back way via les lacs des Cheserys on the ladders is a hoot. Suggest doing it early in the morning to avoid huge crowds on a sunny day.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

If you are up for a good hike and don’t want to spend your euros on lifts the best way to Lac Blanc (2352m) starts at Col des Montets. We drove to Argentière from Chamonix for a quick breakfast at a pastry shop and picked up some baguettes, salami and cheese for lunch. Then we continued on D1506 to Col... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

One of the best day hikes I've ever done. Cable car from La Flegere was closed so I hiked from Argentiere to Lac Blanc and went down to Tre La Champ. Superb mountain views of the Mont Blanc and surrounding area as well as of the Chamonix valley. Highly recomended.

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Nutley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We got the Index cable car and walked across to Mont Blanc. Unfortunalty it started to rain just before we reached Lac Blanc. The Lac was still stunning, even if only for a few minutes before we hiked back to La Flagere cable car in the rain. A stunning hike with great views.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My all time favourite hike. Avoid in August when its crowded. If you take the lift up to Flegere expect a long line. If you are fit walk up from Grand Montets (need a car though). Best times of year are Sept/Oct. 6 hour return if you are fit :) When you get to Lac Blanc keep going up and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We went up the mountain using 2 cable cars, La Flerge and Index then walked about 2 hours to the lake. Excellent view of Mont Blanc and that mountain range.

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