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Lauzon Lake

in La Chapelle-en-Valgaudémar
6.6 km
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  • Situated on a plateau at an altitude of 2000 m, the site of Lauzon Lake offers a stunning view of the Gioberney glacial cirque.

  • From the Gioberney car park, ascend towards the North then diagonally left to reach a bit later a crossroads. Take the path to your left which leads up in the direction « lac du Lauzon ». The path crosses scree slope, goes through a small larch forest, stride across the torrent at Voile de la Mariée to wind upwards across a heath composed of rhododendrons, green alders and a short alpine lawn. Come out on to a plateau where a small torrent with marshy borders winds along. At the bottom of...
    From the Gioberney car park, ascend towards the North then diagonally left to reach a bit later a crossroads. Take the path to your left which leads up in the direction « lac du Lauzon ». The path crosses scree slope, goes through a small larch forest, stride across the torrent at Voile de la Mariée to wind upwards across a heath composed of rhododendrons, green alders and a short alpine lawn. Come out on to a plateau where a small torrent with marshy borders winds along. At the bottom of the plateau, the lake is revealed at the last moment. After the lake, follow the itinerary with a small ascent, then descend which will take you to some crossroads. Turn right in the direction «Gioberney ». The path follows beside a gorge sometimes zig-zagging to go back to the lower shelf Gioberney.
  • Departure : Gioberney, La-Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar.
    At 26 km from Saint-Firmin on the D58, the D985a until La-Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar on the D480T until Gioberney.
    Shuttle service from Saint-Firmin in the summer there is a link with the bus coming Gap and Grenoble.
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