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Dou du Praz circuit

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Dou du Praz plateau, 2140 m above sea level, offers a breathtaking view of Mont Blanc and a 360° panorama of the surrounding mountains (Pierra Menta, Mont Saint Jacques, etc).
The start of the trail winds through the forest and then offers a clear view when you reach the plateau, a perfect spot for relaxing in the sun. There are picnic tables, an orientation table and altitude restaurants on site.
The trail leaves from the entrance to Plagne Centre, behind the petrol station at La Bergerie car park (just below Bergerie chairlift). Allow about an hour to walk up to the plateau.
At the top, you can do a 4 km circuit (groomed for pedestrians), going to Plan des Leitchoums on a fairly flat path.
You can then walk down in the direction of Plagne Bellecôte (about 50 min walk).
This hike can also be done in the opposite direction: walking up from Plagne Bellecôte (leaving from behind Le Chalet des Colosses restaurant, at the bottom of the slopes near Colosses chairlift) and going down to Plagne Centre.

6.5 km
2 h 30 mn
max. 2159 m
min. 2105 m
250 m
280 m

Altimetric profile

Starting point

Dou du Praz Plagne Villages
73210 La Plagne
Lat : 45.503911Lng : 6.689515
62 d
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Lat : 45.510983Lng : 6.688947
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Lat : 45.506768Lng : 6.696607
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Lat : 45.509016Lng : 6.690461
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4 informations complémentaires


Phone : 04 79 09 02 01

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• Access from Plagne Soleil: take the footpath behind the Sun Valley/Vancouver building (cross the ski run).
• Access from Plagne Villages: you can take the resort bus to the top of Plagne Villages for easier access (access possible with pushchairs).

Guidebook with maps/step-by-step

Start from the top of Plagne Villages, at the bend opposite the large outdoor car park
1/ Walk up towards the Dou du Praz dairy where cheese is made.
2/ Take the dirt road to the left
3/ Continue towards the restaurant at Dou du Praz
4/ Follow the footpath to the left of the restaurant
5/ Come back towards the restaurant and go towards the left
6/ Continue on the path to Les Dolines restaurant
7/ Keep on climbing towards Les Leitchoums then come back towards the dairy
8/ Go back down to the road

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Office de Tourisme de la Grande Plagne - 24/07/2023
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