From Plagne Villages, start in the direction of the cheese shop and follow the Col de Forcle marked path. When you arrive at the top, turn left and continue to the Blanchets lake.

From this spot there's a great view of the Bourtes and the Via Ferrata which is accessible all summer for thrill seekers. Swimming is not permitted due to the fact that the lake is a water storage area for the resort so you'll just have be content admiring its beauty.

This easy walk is ideal for children as well as adults and perfect for an enjoyable way to spend a sunny afternoon.


From Plagne Bellecote or Belle Plagne, go up in the direction of the Arpette restaurant and continue along the path to the summit.

After about an hour you'll reach the chapel and the viewpoint indicator.

The Mt. St Jacques towers over La Plagne and above all offers a fantastic view of numerous peaks in the Vanoise and Beaufortain ranges.


Magnificent trail through the forest from Plagne Bellecôte. Follow the path to the Frasses hamlet. If you want to, you can continue to the foot of the St Jacques peak and then on to Plan Bois. Return along the same path.

From the Frasses, you can admire the view of Mt Blanc and the valley.

This walk through the forest takes about 4 hours return. It is easy and accessible with a pushchair or bicycle and is ideal if you're after cooler temperatures.