• Viewpoint, Natural wonder

The Platé Desert

In winter, the Désert de Platé is covered in a thick layer of snow. However, you still have the chance to admire the Mont Blanc massif, enjoy a meal on the terrace or take a short walk at an altitude of 2,500m.

Viewpoint, Natural wonder The Platé Desert Flaine


Flaine (74300)
Animals not allowed

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    If you use the Grandes Platières cable car to access the Désert de Platé, you will need to pay either a pedestrian ticket or a ski pass.


    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : French

    At this altitude, you'll need a warm jacket. Hiking boots or boots with a good grip are necessary to avoid falls and accidents.

    Then, to discover the fauna of our mountains during the summer season, the Flaine ski area has set up a marauding service at the top of the Grandes Platières. A guide will show you the strategies for adapting and the behaviour that can help protect wildlife. All free of charge with an observation telescope.

    Please note that pets are not allowed on the summit of the Grandes Platières because it is within the Nature Reserve.


    From 16/12 to 21/04 between 9 am and 4 pm.
    The Désert de Platé is accessible on foot or on skis via the Grandes Platières cable car.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Restaurant
    • Public WC


    74300 Flaine

    You can reach the Désert de Platé by hiking the GR 96 (about a 3-hour walk one way). Alternatively, you can take the Grandes Platières cable car directly from Flaine Forum, and climb to the top in just 15 minutes to admire the view of Mont Blanc.
    Once up there, the area is isolated and therefore far from any shops or services. Make sure you take the essentials with you.

    • Not accessible in a wheelchair
    Information update on 24/04/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Flaine