in Les Contamines-Montjoie

Lac d’Armancette

In the heart of the Contamines-Montjoie Nature Reserve, under the Dômes de Miage, the Combe d'Armancette hides a small mountain lake nestled in the middle of old mountain pastures.

Route details

The Les Contamines
Rock, Stones, Earth, Not suitable for pushchairs
Autumn, Summer, Spring


Difficulty: Blue (medium)
Duration Ascent from La Frasse: 1h50. Total duration: 3h.
Ascent from the village: 2h10. Total duration: 4h
Elevation: 410m from La Frasse, 509m from the village.
Itinerary: Round trip.
Departure: From the center of the village or La Frasse.

From the La Frasse car park, take the path indicated on the right which climbs quite steeply in the forest. On your right, a forest track will lead you to discover a small chapel and a fountain. Leave the track and take the path on your right. Crossing the forest will lead you to a path leading to a lake nestled in a hollow. This one is not very big but it offers a magnificent panorama of the Mont-Blanc range, Mont-Joly and the Dômes de Miage. Follow the trail intersection sign numbers: 62, 61, 72, 73 and 46 via a well-marked trail in shady forest, then in more open terrain colonized by alders.
ParkingFree parkingPedestrian sportsHiking route
DifficultyModerateDuration03hElevation410 D- ​​/ 410 D+Distance4,6 kmMax Altitude1950m
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