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The Pétarel Lakes via Les Portes

in La Chapelle-en-Valgaudémar
11.8 km
Round-trip
  • This ascent leads through a cool, discreet forest atmosphere to an open landscape, exposed to the heat of the sun.

  • In the village of Les Portes, turn right onto the path signposted "Lacs de Pétarel". Follow this rising path, and soon after, at a crossroads, turn left following the arrow shown on the panel. You cross a forest clearing and a scree, then arrive at and cross the Pétarel torrent. Then make your way through the forest, where the path meets another path leading to the village of Les Andrieux. Follow the signpost at this crossroads to "Lacs de Pétarel". Continue through the forest as far as a...
    In the village of Les Portes, turn right onto the path signposted "Lacs de Pétarel". Follow this rising path, and soon after, at a crossroads, turn left following the arrow shown on the panel. You cross a forest clearing and a scree, then arrive at and cross the Pétarel torrent. Then make your way through the forest, where the path meets another path leading to the village of Les Andrieux. Follow the signpost at this crossroads to "Lacs de Pétarel". Continue through the forest as far as a slope of low-lying vegetation, following it up through the winding turns. The path crosses the torrent. Go carefully in the last rocky sections. A large cairn signals your arrival at the lakes. Come back the same way.
  • Departure : Les Portes, La-Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar.
    21 km from St Firmin along the D58, the D985a to La-Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar and then turn right onto a narrow road as far as the village of Les Portes.
    Parking : Village of Les Portes.
  • Documentation
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