• Mountain, Viewpoint, Mountain lake

Lake: Armencette

A small alpine lake. Admire the glacier, the view of Mont Joly and the village of les Contamines.

Mountain, Viewpoint, Mountain lake Lake: Armencette Les Contamines-Montjoie


Les Contamines-Montjoie (74170)

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    From the village centre, take the Frasse road to the end.
    Follow the footpath up along the edge of the forest, above a large meadow, then enter the forest and climb steeply.
    Emerge from the forest to reach the chalets d'Armancette (1528 m).
    Go on to the end of the Combe where you’ll find the little lake, nestled between the steep slopes and invisible at a distance (1675 m)
    Outward walk: 1h30 from the village.

    Nature Reserves are some of the very rare areas of Haute-Savoie where nature has remained unspoilt by human contact. So enjoy them! Savour the silence and don’t forget that the rules are there to remind us that nature must be respected!

    Dogs must be kept on a lead to ensure that wildlife is not disturbed.

    Do not pick flowers or pick up fossils, so that they may continue to be admired by all.

    Take your waste with you so that the area will remain unlittered and clean.

    Do not camp or build camp fires, so as not to leave any trace of your passage (mountain bivouac sites are available for your use at La Rollaz and La Balme).

    To ensure a peaceful environment for animal life and other hikers do not make unneccessary noise or engage in an activity that could disturb others. Flying over the area ( paragliding, deltaplane, helicopter etc.) is forebidden at an altitude of less than 300 m; motor vehicles are forebidden except for traditional activities (farmers, forest workers, mountain refuge huts) and chalet owners.


    All year round.


    74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie
    Information update on 09/08/2022 by Office de Tourisme des Contamines-Montjoie