Very Easy Lac des Plagnes

Published on 27 April 2008 | by Pierre-Alexandre

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Lac des Plagnes

Lac des Plagnes can be the object of a beautiful family walk in the Valley of Abondance. Very popular with fishers in summer, its banks are accessible by a small path that makes a loop and allows admiring the surrounding landscape.
As you continue the trail towards the Refuge des Tinderets, you reach the place called “Cubourré,” magnificent site at the foot of Pointe d’Ardens.
Note a rather steep pathway that allows following and reaching the waterfall that empties into the lake.


  • Difficulty: Very Easy hiking-icon-moyen
  • Altitude: 1,181 m
  • Route: 0 hour 20 min to walk around the lake
  • Elevation Gain: 130 meters
  • Round-trip: 2.4 km
  • Map: IGN 3528 ET

 

Getting There

Reach the village of Abondance and follow the direction of Lac des Plagnes. Park in the parking lot to the left of the lake.

GPS Coordinates (WGS 84) of the Starting Point: 46.248820, 6.754352

Route Description

No description this time as the path is obvious.
Note that the lake is also the starting point of the stroll of the Lac de Tavaneuse via Pointe d’Ardens.


Photos of the Lac des Plagnes

Route

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Pierre-Alexandre

I'm a 26-year-old Swiss Urban Planner and Geographer. Fond of mountains and hiking since my very childhood, I founded Randos-MontBlanc.com in 2001 to share my passion with mountain enthusiasts.


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