Les Lacs des Ilettes
Very nice "spot" in Sallanches for a moment of tranquility and contemplation close to nature, 2 km from the city center.
At the edge of the lakes you will have a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains and can also observe the local flora and fauna.
On a bench or in the grass you can discover this preserved natural environment.
At the 1st lake, fishing reserve, where fish and wild birds (green collars, coots, etc.) abound, you can approach them but without feeding them.
At the 2nd lake, a swimming lake in the summer, you can walk, stopping on the benches all around to take the time to relax in this haven of peace.
The 3rd lake, a windsurfing lake, offers you an initiation course on the local fauna and flora, with an observatory at its end to observe this preserved environment more closely.
Continuing further north along the "Au fil de l'eau" path which takes the Luzier footbridge, you can reach the famous Arpenaz waterfall, 2km away (30 min on foot)
To preserve the peace, hygiene and safety of the premises, access to 1
st and 2nd lake is forbidden to animals.
The 3rd lake is accessible to animals subject to compliance with the following provisions:
• the bathing of animals is strictly prohibited;
• animals must be kept on a leash;
• dog owners must pick up their animal's droppings.
Animals can take the so-called rustic route on the banks of the Arve (dike) at any time of the year.
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History, culture and heritage :
These lakes were created in 1977:
In 1976 a meeting was held between Sallanches and Saint-Martin for the development of Ilettes. This area located on the territory of Sallanches but bordering with the municipality of Saint-Martin could only be developed by a common agreement of the two municipalities.
In 1977, the development of Ilettes will help the merger of St Martin and Sallanches.
For the construction of the future white highway, this area will be reserved for the extraction of materials.
Two other large lakes will be updated to be subsequently developed into a tourist site.
|Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2023|
Activities on site
- Orientation course
- Fitness trail