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Peyre Lake
Peyre Lake

Peyre Lake - Hike

Credit : Emmanuel Blanchet

In the middle of boulders, the route offers you different points of view and gives you the opportunity to cross some marmots, sheep or even ibex.
Special recommendation: very busy trail during school holidays. Damaged and slippery trail, not to do after the rain.

The start is near the Col de la Colombière chalet-restaurant. Follow the marked Lac de Peyre path (1h40) and leave the other path to the Jalouvre on the left.

After thirty minutes of walking, you arrive at the chalets of La Colombière. The path winds in a zig-zag and becomes steeper up to a grassy patch. The lake is not far away, nestled in a hollow, surrounded by Pointe Blanche and Pointe du Midi. The view of the Mont-Blanc range is magnificent. The emblematic bird, the vulture, likes to fly over the lake during hikers' lunch.
The descent is by the same path as the outward journey.

To do more Lac de Peyre:
- Col de Balafrasse: 40 minutes (one way)

5.6 km
2 h 40 mn
max. 2084 m
min. 1608 m
500 m
500 m

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Col de la Colombière Route de la Colombière
74950 Le Reposoir
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Updated by

Cluses Arve & montagnes Tourisme - 22/10/2020

Open period

From 01/06 to 15/11.
The opening periods vary depending on the opening of the col de la Colombière departmental road, which is closed throughout the winter season.
Road closure depending on weather conditions.

Histoire, culture et patrimoine

Le lac de Peyre 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 de Peyre 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.

History, culture and heritage

Lac de Peyre 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.
Lake Peyre 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.

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