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74300 Cluses
04 50 96 69 69
Eyes of the Bargy
Blessed lake

The blessed lake - Hike

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A lovely family walk that offers a wonderful view of the surrounding valleys and mountains. The calm and the tranquility with the freshness of the pines are ensured by the lake.
Starting point: Parking du Bété on the road from Morsullaz to Mont Saxonnex
Height start: 1160 m
Arrival altitude: 1500 m
Reference carto: Hiking guide from the tourist office
Level of the hike: family hike
Marking: departmental

Round trip itinerary:
From Bété (parking) to the blessed lake: 1h15
From the car park, follow the wide track which goes up in the direction of Lac Bénit. It goes up in the forest before going alongside the ski lift. In front of you, the two characteristic eyes of little Bargy. At the Pierre à Muselire, descend by the lake. The return is by the same route.

To make the Lac Bénit loop more:
From Lac Bénit to Morsullaz (parking): 1h20
Go up to the Pierre à Muselire sign. Go left towards Enténiou. Go around the top of the chairlift on the left to descend towards Morsullaz (parking). Under the cliffs of Grand Bargy, you will reach the ski slope. Take a right to enter the forest and join the departure of the chairlift.

From Morsullaz (parking) to Bété (parking): 25 minutes
Follow the path on the right across the fields towards Les Côtes. At Bété d´en Haut, leave the path and take the paved road which will bring you back to the Bété car park.

7.8 km
3 h
max. 1580 m
min. 1148 m
390 m
390 m

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Starting point

Parking du Bété Route de Morsullaz
74130 Mont-Saxonnex
Lat : 46.04141Lng : 6.48757
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Updated by

Cluses Arve & montagnes Tourisme - 22/10/2020

Open period

From 01/04 to 15/11.

Histoire, culture et patrimoine

Le lac Bénit bénéficie de la politique Espaces Naturels Sensibles portée par le Conseil Départemental et déclinée localement par la Communauté de communes Cluses Arve & montagnes. Cette politique vise à mettre en œuvre des actions pour protéger et valoriser les sites naturels présentant une grande richesse écologique.
Le lac Bénit fait également partie du réseau européen de sites Natura 2000, qui vise une meilleure prise en compte des enjeux naturels dans les activités humaines. Il s’inscrit dans le périmètre du site Natura 2000 du massif du Bargy.
De plus, le lac Bénit est un site classé depuis 1909 au titre des sites et monuments naturels de caractère artistique.

History, culture and heritage

Lac Bénit benefits from the Sensitive Natural Spaces policy carried by the Departmental Council and implemented locally by the Cluses Arve & mountains community of municipalities. This policy aims to implement actions to protect and enhance natural sites with great ecological wealth.
Lac Bénit is also part of the European network of Natura 2000 sites, which aims to take better account of natural issues in human activities. It falls within the perimeter of the Natura 2000 site of the Bargy massif.
In addition, Lac Bénit has been classified since 1909 as natural sites and monuments of artistic character.

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