Panoramic view over the Vanoise glaciers, refuge, lake and interpretative panels

Plan du Lac's Refuge Val-Cenis


Departing from Val-Cenis (73500)
Average length : 01h15
Distance : 5km
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

Total elevation gain : 70m
Altitude max : 2380m
Vertical drop : 70m

Map references

Map and booklet "Walks and Hikes Haute Maurienne Vanoise" (sold for €4 at the Tourist Office)

Further informations

Stone, Ground, Grit

Take the path to the right of the car park. After a short climb, it levels out and takes you to the refuge (overnight accommodation and meals). Walk along the banks of the Plan du Lac fishing lake. The refuge can be reached by shuttle bus.
Return via the same path or following the tarmac road.


Free access.


Animals not allowed
Languages spoken : French
Languages of documentation : French
Adapted to all-terrain strollers

Period of practice

From 15/06 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


Parking de Bellecombe Termignon 73500 Val-Cenis
Departing from : Val-Cenis (73500)
Latitude : 45.328767 - Longitude : 6.829374

To park in the Bellecombe car park, in the Vanoise National Park. In the summer season, it is possible to take the Val Cenis Termingnon - Bellecombe - Entre-Deux-Eaux shuttle and get off at the "Bellecombe" stop.

More informations

Information update on 28/07/2022 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise