Itinerary on the south side. Magnificent panorama on the Mont Blanc Massif with changing perspective

Sport High South Balcony : Flégère - Planpraz Chamonix-Mont-Blanc


Departing from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
Average length : 02h00
Distance : 5.5km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Go down below the train station: at the level of the refuge de la Flégère on the right, the
the path goes horizontally to a chimney (ramps, steps)
that you go down. Cross above the couloir des Lanchers: after a scree, you reach the top of the forest which opens onto the Alpage de la Charlanon (Charlanon/Flégère cable car: winter link). Leave on the left the path going to Chamonix. Reach the base of the Charlanon ridge by the mountain pasture, then a short undergrowth: you end up above the combe de la Parsa (chairlifts) which goes up to the Planpraz plateau from where you can reach the cable car stations below.

Suggestion: in the opposite direction, this balcony is a classic using either the
using either the cable car or the gondola.

Itinerary located on the famous GR Tour du Mont-Blanc and the GR5.

More information available at the Tourist Office or the High Mountain Office and in our trail guide.
Warning: Trail conditions are subject to change, so please check before you leave.

Total elevation gain : 504m
Altitude max : 2081m
Vertical drop : 351m


Free of charge. Check our website for information about lift tickets. Les Praz- Flégère return ticket is available for the way down at Planpraz and on the other way also.


Animals allowed
Languages spoken : French

Period of practice

From 18/06 to 18/09.
According to lift opening.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

  • Pets welcome
  • Accessible via ski lift


Arrivée du téléphérique de la Flégère 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Departing from : Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
Latitude : 45.960377 - Longitude : 6.886466

Planpraz : 2000 m

Closest bus stop : Les Praz/Flégère
Closest train stop : Les Praz SNCF train station
Closest parking : La Flégère car park

Information update on 03/08/2022 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc