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Cirque de l'Arcelin - Les Barmettes
Cirque de l'Arcelin - Les Barmettes
Cirque de l'Arcelin - Les Barmettes

Cirque de l'Arcelin - Les Barmettes

Credit : Office de tourisme

For the variant, it is it is possible to take the Genépi chairlift to save save you money and and reduce walking the descent (subject to opening conditions).
The cirque de l'Arcelin is a natural amphitheater offering breathtaking views of the towering vertical walls of Moriond, the Aiguilles de l'Arcelin and the Grand Marchet. A special place for families!

Technical information

73710 Pralognan-la-Vanoise
Lat : 45.38003Lng : 6.724024
52 d

Date and time

  • From 15/05/2023 to 31/10/2023
  • From 15/05/2024 to 31/10/2024

4 Additional information

Guidebook with maps/step-by-step

1. From Place du Barioz (barrier in local dialect) follow rue de l'Erlet to the hamlet of Les Bieux (bouleau in local dialect).
2. Follow the path towards Les Fontanettes (path no. 17). This path starts at the bachal and leads to an orientation table.
3. Go up the Fontanettes hamlet and continue towards the Arcelin cirque, passing the Creuset bridge, then the Dard torrent footbridge and finally the Crépéna torrent footbridge (path no. 21).
4. Continue on the horizontal track to the Arcelin bridge, then descend to the left on the "toboggan" path (path no. 20), which joins the ascent route (paths no. 21 and 17).

VARIATION: LES BARMETTES (2,010 m) (difficult) +1h30, +250 m ascent, +2.5 km round trip
(in addition to the main itinerary)
Follow the main itinerary to stage 3.
1. Leave the paths leading up to Col du Grand Marchet and Col de la Vanoise via Les Arollets on your right and, after the bridge over the Crépéna torrent, turn right onto the Couloir de l'Eau path (path no. 23).
2. Continue along this path until you reach the track leading to the Barmettes refuge (path no. 13).
3. On the way down, return to the village center via Les Fontanettes on the GR 55 (trails no. 13 and 17).


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Open period

From 15/05 to 31/10.

Updated by

Office de Tourisme de Pralognan-la-Vanoise - 12/06/2023
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