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Address: Chamonix, France

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Beautiful lake, crowded hike

Alpine lakes are always beautiful, with turquoise water and a scenic backdrop. This one is no different. However, it is one of the most crowded hikes I've been on, and the... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2016
Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

Alpine lakes are always beautiful, with turquoise water and a scenic backdrop. This one is no different. However, it is one of the most crowded hikes I've been on, and the restaurant at the lake was super crowded with a huge line and there were lots of people walking around the lake. The lower lake, which has a good view... More 

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Bideford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The walk here is well worth the effort. The views are spectacular and a great way to clear your head. Take the right equipment and fluid with you for the walk.

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

By accident me and my friend visited outside of the operating dates for the chairlifts. This ended up being a spectacular thing however as we got to hike all the way from the bottom to the top with some amazing views. The lake is not much by itself, but its about the journey more than it is the destination.

Thank Kienan M
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a great 4-hour or less hike if you find the trail. At the beginning for some reason there is a dearth of signage signalling how to get on the trail. Once you're on it, it's quite clear which way to go, but the initial part of the hike can be confusing because there are so many other walking... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

I walked the path the person at Chamonix tourist office wrote in my map after I got off the bus in Argentiere (walked on the trail parallelling the road, passed farm land, 40min). At the starting point, the innocent sign read "2:50". The trail started out straight forward till I got to the rock climbing spot. I got side-wayed till... More 

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Really cool. Make sure to take the right maps (the cable car office will not give you a detailed map). There are no signs of the trail anywhere.

Thank chenit
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have climbed the path to this lake many times from both the Flegere (from Pras-de-Chamonix) and from the lovely Trelechamps. Any way you go is spectacular, because along the path you have non-stop views across the valley toward Col des Montets and the Aiguilles above Chamonoix. Then, the treat of the Cheseys, small lakes which mirror the massif across... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is nature at her very best. I have visited many beautiful places but this one will take some beating. The weather was perfect and the hike up from the Flegere lift station was easy but interesting and not too busy. When you reach the lakes, it takes your breath away. The people that have seen our photos ask if... More 

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La Prairie, Canada
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Easily accessible after a 60 walk from the La Flegere cable, this turquoise lake view was astonishing! We stopped by foran our before going on with our 9-day Tour du Mont Blanc hike!

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Needs good footwear and a reasonable fitness level.Avoid on a wet day. At the top there is a cafe providing basic food and drink with great views of the Alps. Be prepared for lots of people.

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