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Address: Chamonix, France

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Great walk if quiet

We have been to Lac Blanc many times, usually from the Index as height is gained on the chair lift rather than walking. This year it was fab weather so extremely busy, people like... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

We have been to Lac Blanc many times, usually from the Index as height is gained on the chair lift rather than walking. This year it was fab weather so extremely busy, people like ants. The paths back towards the cable car give amazing view fo Mont Blanc--a memory to sooth the heart on grotty winter days.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This place is a detour of our TMB hike. It was a bid challenging to get here starting from Trient, but the view is really worth all the efforts we put in. This is probably the best place to see Mont Blanc with the mountains clearly reflected in the lake water when it is calm. It is worth to spend... More 

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Middlesbrough
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The hike up to Lac Blanc took one and a half hours and was well worth the effort. The path was steep in places (normal for the terrain in this area) but was clearly marked and would present no difficulty for regular walkers. We took advice and avoided the weekend "heavy traffic" so enjoyed the views and the magnificent reflections... More 

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Thank annb15
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

This hike started from the top of the Index lift, and we loved the whole hike. There is a small restaurant/cafe at the lake which is a nice option for lunch.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Start early to avoid crowds. Sit on the rock above the refuge and watch the clouds change. We hiked up on a fogged in morning, sat on the rock and waited 3 minutes while all the clouds lifted and we were treated to a full view of the area. Beautiful lake, incredible views. All breathtaking!

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

We got lucky with a sunny day today. Perfect weather. Unsurpassed views of surrounding mountains, People on the trail are courteous and friendly. There is a chalet on the top there which we did not expect. The water from the lake is potable. A beautiful glacial lake. Try to go early.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Scenery just out of this world. We took the cable car to Flegere from where we took a chair lift to index and then hiked for about one and a half hour to Lac Blanc. It was a hot day but there was snow and ice on the way. The walk is strenuous but absolutely worthwhile once you arrive at... More 

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Thank tgel1
York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Hiked up to Lac Blanc as a detour while on the TMB leg from Argentieres/Tre Le Champs. It's worth the extra leg power as the views are out of this world. It is incredibly busy however - it was impossible to get a picture without at least a dozen other people in - but it was still worth the visit... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Can do this hike from Flegere lift, but it's more fun to hike up from Argentiere (trail starts pretty much next to the main bus stop) as not so busy. 3 1/2 hours, with a little easy scrambing and a ladder climb towards the end, brings you to Lac Blanc - far side of which provides one of the best... More 

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great hike from Frégèle near Chamonix. Amazing views of Mont Blanc all the way up and down. About 500 m elevation gain. The lake itself is very cold even in August but amazingly clear and beautiful

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