Loop: Lac des Plagnes and Lac de Tavaneuse

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    Discover the two mountain lakes of Abondance, the Lac des Plagnes and the Lac de Tavaneuse, a magnificent day trip.

    This hike, for experienced hikers only, takes in two mountain lakes: Lac des Plagnes (1190 m) and Lac de Tavaneuse (1806 m). You’ll cross mountain pastures and discover chalets and fountains.

    The hike starts from the Lac des Plagnes parking lot. Take the Cubourré path. Then head for the chalets d’Ardens via the pirons d’Entre Deux Pertuis, which will take you all the way to Lac de Tavaneuse.

    Once there, you can enjoy the lake and its crystal-clear waters. Picnics are a welcome way to enjoy the place.

    Return via Entre-Deux-Pertuis to Lac des Plagnes via Prétairié and Le Cazot.

    This hike offers magnificent views.

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    Services & Equipment

    • Car park
    • Parking
    • Pets welcome

    Customer base

    • Walkers/hikers
    • Level red – hard


    From 01/06 to 01/11.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


    Animaux : Accepted


    Free access.


    Parking du lac des Plagnes
    74360 Abondance

    The departure of the hike is situated at 10 minutes in car from the center of the village of Abondance. Follow the direction of the" lac des Plagnes". A car park is in your left in arriving to the lake.

    Characteristics :

    • Waterside
    • Lakeside or by stretch of water
    • Forest location
    • Village 2 km away
    • Lake view
    • Mountain view