• Cliff, Mountain lake

Lake Flaine

Flaine lake is a glacial lake surrounded by protective cliffs, embodying the very essence of natural grandeur. Situated at an altitude of 1,416m (4,645 ft), its size varies according to the season.

Cliff, Mountain lake Lake Flaine Flaine


Flaine (74300)
Animals allowed
Unguided individual tours available permanently

In summer, it's an ideal spot for family outings. You're likely to come across herds of cows, and perhaps a few wild animals.

In winter, the lake is completely frozen over and covered in a thick blanket of snow. There is also a risk of avalanches, so it is not advisable to venture out unless accompanied by a guide.

Lake Flaine is fed by several streams located upstream of the basin. However, it has no overhead outlet through which the lake's waters escape. Instead, the lake water escapes through cracks in the lake bed.

These sublacustrine losses are not, however, capable of absorbing large quantities of water, which explains the variations in the lake, particularly during high melt-water periods.

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    Free of charge.


    Animals allowed

    Picnic tables have been set up all along your walk.

    Please note that to get to Lac de Flaine from the resort centre, the route is downhill and the return uphill.

    Pets allowed on lead only.


    From 15/05 to 15/10.
    The lake is not accessible in winter.

    Subject to snow conditions.

    • Pets welcome
    • Picnic area


    74300 Flaine

    The Flaine lake is located below the resort. To get there, you'll need to take the footpaths leading to the lake.

    You can walk directly from the centre of the resort, passing behind the Ecumenical Chapel, then along the roadside to the resort's sorting centre (STEP Flaine).

    You can also park in the free P1 car park. Then drive along the roadside to the resort's sorting centre (STEP Flaine).

    After that, cars are no longer permitted. It will take you just over an hour and a half to reach the lake.

    • Not accessible in a wheelchair
    Information update on 22/03/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Flaine