Easy Lac d'Armancette

Published on 7 September 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre


Lac d’Armancette

The Lac d’Armancette is the opportunity of a pleasant forest walk. The trail follows a track through a spruce forest and runs along a small stream that accompanies the hiker to the lake.
Without any difficulty and very well marked, the path gets through the Contamines-Montjoie National Nature Reserve. Exceptionally, dogs on a leash are tolerated. Of modest size, the Lac d’Armancette offers a beautiful panorama on Mont Joly and Dômes de Miage.

  • Difficulty: Easy hiking-icon-moyen
  • Altitude: 1,673 m
  • Ascent: 1 hour 15 min
  • Descent: 0 hour 40 min
  • Elevation Gain: 460 meters
  • Round-trip: 4.4 km
  • Map: IGN 3531 ET
  • Restrictions : Dogs (NOT on a leash) and gathering prohibited. Bivouac allowed between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m.


Getting There

From Saint-Gervais, go towards Les Contamines-Montjoie. In the center of the village take the road on the left that leads to the hamlet of the Frasse. Continue to the end of the road and park in the parking lot.

GPS Coordinates (WGS 84) of the Starting Point: 45.823004, 6.736148


From the parking lot, take the footpath indicated on the right that climbs steeply in the forest. Very soon, you cross a path that you must follow on the right.
At the approach of a little oratory and a fountain, follow the signs that invite to continue on the right and leave the forest track.
The crossing of the wood is very pleasant and leads to a pathway that reaches the lake nestled in a small hollow.


Take the same route as described above.

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