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High South Balcony : Flégère - Planpraz
High South Balcony : Flégère - Planpraz
High South Balcony : Flégère - Planpraz

High South Balcony : Flégère - Planpraz

Itinerary on the south side. Magnificent panorama on the Mont Blanc Massif with changing perspective
Go down below the train station: at the level of the refuge de la Flégère on the right, the
the path goes horizontally to a chimney (ramps, steps)
that you go down. Cross above the couloir des Lanchers: after a scree, you reach the top of the forest which opens onto the Alpage de la Charlanon (Charlanon/Flégère cable car: winter link). Leave on the left the path going to Chamonix. Reach the base of the Charlanon ridge by the mountain pasture, then a short undergrowth: you end up above the combe de la Parsa (chairlifts) which goes up to the Planpraz plateau from where you can reach the cable car stations below.

Suggestion: in the opposite direction, this balcony is a classic using either the
using either the cable car or the gondola.

Itinerary located on the famous GR Tour du Mont-Blanc and the GR5.

More information available at the Tourist Office or the High Mountain Office and in our trail guide.
Warning: Trail conditions are subject to change, so please check before you leave.

5.5 km
2 h
max. 2089 m
min. 1821 m
504 m
351 m

Altimetric profile

Starting point

Arrivée du téléphérique de la Flégère
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Lat : 45.960377Lng : 6.886466
6 d
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Lat : 45.935781Lng : 6.853023
1999 m
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Flégère gondola and Index lift

Facing south and looking onto Mont Blanc, the Flégère...Read more

Lat : 45.941541Lng : 6.885408
1067 m
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Bergerie de Planpraz - 2000 m d'altitude

Wood-fired cuisine facing Mont Blanc! La Bergerie de Planpraz...Read more

Lat : 45.934916Lng : 6.853022
1900 m
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Tendance Foehn

For a break between two runs, try the trendy takeaway at La Flégère.In...Read more

Lat : 45.960433Lng : 6.886985
1913 m
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Parking de la Flégère

Parking of the Flégère cable car located in Les Praz. Free...Read more

Lat : 45.940885Lng : 6.886153
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Parking du Brévent

At the bottom of the Planpraz cable car, covered and paying parking. 2...Read more

Lat : 45.925058Lng : 6.86285
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Brévent cable car

From Chamonix, you can take the gondola lift to Plan Praz at 2000m,...Read more

Lat : 45.924145Lng : 6.863171
1093 m
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Arrêt SNCF - Les Praz

Arrêt SNCF des Praz desservi par la ligne de TER Mont Blanc...Read more

Lat : 45.940314Lng : 6.888637
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3 informations complémentaires


Phone :
04 50 53 22 08
04 50 53 00 24

Email :

Website :

Open period

From 18/06 to 18/09.
According to lift opening.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Updated by

Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc - 03/08/2022
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