• Stretch of water, Bog

Lake Plagnes

Lac des Plagnes, a UNESCO Geopark, is a popular destination for hikers, anglers and nature lovers.
A starting point for many walks, it reveals all the mountain's natural riches.

Stretch of water, Bog Lake Plagnes Abondance


Abondance (74360)
Animals allowed

The lake is one of 20 geosites in the UNESCO Chablais World Geopark. Educational panels explain the geological evolution of the Lac des Plagnes and Cubourré site. Of glacial origin, it offers a glimpse of landscapes that have evolved over the past 20,000 years.

The lake is accessible by car and has a parking lot, while visitors can stroll along the lakeside dyke.
After the snow melts, you can walk around the lake on the "chemin du lac", which is not accessible to baby carriages or people with reduced mobility. In season, restaurants and picnic tables near the lake allow you to enjoy the area.

To quench your thirst or spend the night in the mountains, the Tindérêts refuge is about an hour and 15 minutes away.

Campervans are not allowed on the parking lot at night.

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    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Languages of documentation : English, French

    Pets allowed on leash only due to wildlife and herds of cows and various activities: fishing, dog sledding, Nordic activities...

    Labels and rating

    Environmentally Sensitive Areas

    • Pets welcome
    • Restaurant
    • Parking nearby
    • Free car park
    • Car park
    • Picnic area
    • Themed path


    Lac des Plagnes 74360 Abondance
    Information update on 22/08/2023 by Office de Tourisme Leman Mountains Explore