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Lake Plagnes

Lake Plagnes
Lake Plagnes


Lac des Plagnes, a UNESCO Geopark, is a popular destination for hikers, anglers and nature lovers.
A starting point for many walks, it reveals all the mountain's natural riches.
The lake is one of 20 geosites in the UNESCO Chablais World Geopark. Educational panels explain the geological evolution of the Lac des Plagnes and Cubourré site. Of glacial origin, it offers a glimpse of landscapes that have evolved over the past 20,000 years.

The lake is accessible by car and has a parking lot, while visitors can stroll along the lakeside dyke.
After the snow melts, you can walk around the lake on the "chemin du lac", which is not accessible to baby carriages or people with reduced mobility. In season, restaurants and picnic tables near the lake allow you to enjoy the area.

To quench your thirst or spend the night in the mountains, the Tindérêts refuge is about an hour and 15 minutes away.

Campervans are not allowed on the parking lot at night.

Technical information 28/09/2023
Lac des Plagnes
74360 Abondance
Lat : 46.24772Lng : 6.752179
1191 m

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Phone : 04 50 73 02 90

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Pets allowed on leash only due to wildlife and herds of cows and various activities: fishing, dog sledding, Nordic activities...

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Office de Tourisme intercommunal Pays d'Evian Vallée d'Abondance - 28/09/2023
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