• Mountain lake

Lac Vert

Situated amidst the forest near Passy Plaine-Joux, this lake is surrounded by spruce trees and reflects the Mont-Blanc.

Mountain lake Lac Vert Passy


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

The Lac Vert or Green Lake certainly deserves its name !
Set in an exceptional natural environment, this site is accessible to all the family.
The extraordinary transparency of the water allows one to observe the accumulation of trees and plants on the bed of the lake.
These elements, combined with the presence of blue-green algae, give the lake its remarkable emerald green colour.
Altitude: 1200m. Magnificent view of Mont Blanc range.

Vehicles prohibited from 01/06 to 30/09 and throughout the winter season. Access limited to owners and beneficiaries. Free shuttle every 15 minutes from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm.

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    Free access


    Animals allowed
    Languages visits : French
    Languages informatives signs : French


    Throughout the year : open daily.

    • Pets welcome
    • Coach parking
    • Car park
    • Public WC
    • Picnic area
    • Botanic path


    1600 chemin des Parchets Plaine-Joux 74190 Passy

    ☀️ During the summer :
    Limited access to the Lac Vert site - In order to preserve the exceptional Lac Vert site, access will be limited from Thursday June 1, 2023, until Saturday September 30, 2023. Parking for motorized vehicles will be mandatory (except PMR, beneficiaries and restaurant customers) in the Plaine Joux parking lot.
    🚌 From June 1 to October 1, the municipality will run free shuttles between the two sites, departing from the Passy Plaine-Joux welcome chalet.
    📅 From Wednesday to Sunday
    ⏱ Approximately every 15 minutes from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm.

    ❄️ In winter:
    Access on foot or snowshoes only, parking at the Passy Plaine Joux parking lot required.

    Rest of the year:
    Access by car possible, parking in front of the Lac Vert restaurant

    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
    • Visual disability
    Information update on 22/08/2023 by Office de Tourisme de Passy