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Réserve Naturelle Nationale des Aiguilles Rouges


101 route du Village
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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Formed mainly of siliceous and crystalline rocks, the Aiguilles Rouges constitute a privileged observatory, facing the glaciers and the summits of the Mont-Blanc massif.

Walkers marvel at the presence of marmots and populations of chamois and ibexes that occupy the reserve. The ornithological interest is not to be outdone with classic species of the forest and, above 2000 meters, the golden eagle, the ptarmigan or even the chough.
The flora offers a diversity linked to a spectacular layering where a multitude of plants have adapted to the extreme living conditions of the reserve. During the ascent, one finds first the forest of spruces, then the moor of rhododendrons and the alpine lawns which abound in blueberries and clovers of the Alps. Higher up, the alder grove develops in the avalanche zone and constitutes the environment of excellence for the black grouse. With altitude, the atmosphere becomes more mineral. Then follow one another scree of moraines, lakes and glaciers.

Location details

  • In the mountains
  • GR route within 1 km

The offices of Asters, manager of the Aiguilles Rouges Massif nature reserves, are located at the Argentière village hall. Different accesses to nature reserves are possible. Find out more from the tourist offices or on the website


Visit languages

  • Français

Audio guide languages

  • Français

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request

Group visits services

  • Guided group tours on request


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2023
Monday Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Sunday Open





Home animals

Pets are not accepted.

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