• Mountain, Natural wonder, Viewpoint

Desert of Platé

Savoie Mont Blanc's choice

The Platé lapies is renowned as the largest in Europe and offers a magnificent view of Mont Blanc. It covers most of the plateau, giving it the rightful name of "desert". Only accessible on foot.

Mountain, Natural wonder, Viewpoint Desert of Platé Passy


Passy (74190)
Animals allowed
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours on request

The Platé Desert is a true mineral fortressl. This limestone plateau is surrounded by the majestic Aiguilles de Warens and the mountain of Platé in a fantastic lunar setting.
In the cracks, where a little humus accumulates, develops an original and colourful alpine flora including some rare and protected species. The wildlife present here includes: majestic mountain goats, curious marmots , graceful stoats, hares and ptarmigan.
The site covers a vast area of ??1980 hectares, protected since 1998.

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    Discover this site at sunrise or sunset.


    Free of charge.


    Animals allowed
    Languages visits : French


    From 01/06 to 31/10.
    From May to October (depending on snow conditions).

    • Pets welcome


    74190 Passy
    Information update on 15/05/2023 by Office de Tourisme de Passy