• Sport

La Partie Lake

Savoie Mont Blanc's choice

Starting from the magnificent hanging valley of the Orgère river, this
hike through the Vanoise National Park invites you to discover one of its
treasures: La Partie lake, with its infinitely pure and transparent waters.

Sport La Partie Lake Villarodin-Bourget


Departing from Villarodin-Bourget (73500)
Average length : 03h30
Total elevation gain : 670m
Vertical drop : 670m
Distance : 10km
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

As you follow the path that winds up through the forest, you're infused with
the soothing scent of pine. In the autumn, the sun's rays play kaleidoscopic
tricks, casting a thousand colours on the forest canopy. In the summer, if you
stay quiet as you leave the shelter of the forest and enter a more rugged,
rocky environment, you might catch a glimpse of the marmots.
Listen carefully: was that a whistle, coming from the rocks? It's the cry of a
sentinel wanring the rest of the colony that you're here. All marmots to their
burrows! If you stay quiet and still, you might see a little head cautiously
popping of the ground.
La Partie, a picturesque little lake, is a haven of peace among the surrounding
peaks and the Polset glacier.
The more intrepid hikers can keep going, up to Col de Chavière.
Then, it's time to turn back, as there's a delicious meal awaiting you at Orgère
refuge. With Le Gault and Millau, that's a promise!

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 670m
Altitude max : 2500m
Vertical drop : 670m


Parc National de la Vanoise (PNV) markers

Map references

Map and booklet "Balades et Randonnées Haute Maurienne Vanoise" (sold for 10 € in the Tourist Office)

Topoguides references

Red route n°78

Further informations

Stone, Ground, Grit

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    To guide you in the field, consult the "step-by-step" directional diagram provided in pdf.


    Free access.


    Animals not allowed
    Languages of documentation : French
    Not adapted to strollers

    Period of practice

    From 01/07 to 15/10.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Parking nearby


    RD 106 - Parking de l'Orgère 73500 Villarodin-Bourget
    Departing from : Villarodin-Bourget (73500)
    Latitude : 45.230332 - Longitude : 6.672871

    By bus: Line 1 - Orgère stop.
    By car: park in the parking lot just above the Orgère refuge.

    Moving across the city : Villarodin-Bourget (73500), Modane (73500)
    Information update on 14/06/2024 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise