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Lac Blanc, Chamonix

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Lac Blanc is a glacial runoff lake with cold, pure waters that reflect the peaks in a mirrored pool. It's best known for its hiking, so wear your sturdiest shoes to get the most out of your visit. If you’re an adventurous hiker, you can start from the bottom of the mountain and make a stop at the charming "La Floria Cafe" for a drink. However, if you prefer an easier walk, take the cable car along with a picnic to the lake. Traverse the lake paths for the best vantage point to see the beauty of the “White Lake.” In the late afternoon, the lines for the cable car tend to be shorter. For Lac Blanc and beyond, use our Chamonix trip itinerary maker website to get the most from your Chamonix vacation.
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  • The lake once you arrive is absolutely stunning on a summers day. However, it is a challenging walk from the cable car and numerous people were struggling. You need to wake up EARLY!! Out of the... 
    The lake once you arrive is absolutely stunning on a summers day. However, it is a challenging walk from the cable car and numerous people were struggling. You need to wake up EARLY!! Out of the...  more »
  • Pretty, but not quite as clear or blue as photos one sees. One end is a man-made dam and structure so hard to get those out of photos as well. 
    Pretty, but not quite as clear or blue as photos one sees. One end is a man-made dam and structure so hard to get those out of photos as well.  more »
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  • A fantastic 3.5 hour hike (going to Lake from the top of the ski lift, and back to the gondola), be careful that on the return it will get steep downgrade and the path is basically broken stones. It can be stressful. On the way you will see spectacular views of the mountains and atleast five Glaciers. The lake itself is deep aqua blue, be sure to go to the one on the vack and climb up for the best views.
  • Beautiful hike up from the bus stop Montroc, but easy enough for the whole family (or you can take a lift). Keep an eye out for the ibex, who will sit right in the middle of the trail! Some people like to jump into the lake for a swim, even with ice chunks floating in it, but I chose to hike further up into the rocks instead.

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