From Plagne Villages, head towards the cheese shop and follow the marked path towards the Col de Forcle. 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 as the lake serves as a water storage area for the resort, so you'll have to content yourself with 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, head towards the Arpette restaurant and then continue on the trail that leads to the summit.

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

Mount Saint Jacques overlooks La Plagne, but most importantly, offers a magnificent view of numerous peaks in the Vanoise and Beaufortain ranges.


A magnificent pedestrian route through the forest, in the form of a return trip, starting from Plagne Bellecôte. Follow the path leading to the Frasses hamlet, and if you feel like it, you can continue to the foot of the Saint Jacques peak and then on to Plan Bois.

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

This forest walk of about 4 hours (return trip) is easy, accessible to all (mountain bikes, strollers...) and ideal if you're after cooler temperatures.