High South Balcony : Flégère - Planpraz

in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Presentation

Itinerary on the south side. Magnificent panorama on the Mont Blanc Massif with changing perspective

Go down below the train station: at the level of the refuge de la Flégère on the right, the
the path goes horizontally to a chimney (ramps, steps)
that you go down. Cross above the couloir des Lanchers: after a scree, you reach the top of the forest which opens onto the Alpage de la Charlanon (Charlanon/Flégère cable car: winter link). Leave on the left the path going to Chamonix. Reach the base of the Charlanon ridge by the mountain pasture, then a short undergrowth: you end up above the combe de la Parsa (chairlifts) which goes up to the Planpraz plateau from where you can reach the cable car stations below.

Suggestion: in the opposite direction, this balcony is a classic using either the
using either the cable car or the gondola.

Itinerary located on the famous GR Tour du Mont-Blanc and the GR5.

More information available at the Tourist Office or the High Mountain Office and in our trail guide.
Warning: Trail conditions are subject to change, so please check before you leave.

Difficulty
Medium (on the slopes)
Distance
5.5km
Starting point altitude
1880m
Highest point
2081m
Elevation gain
504m
Elevation losses
351m
One-way timing
2h
Rates
Free of charge. Check our website for information about lift tickets. Les Praz- Flégère return ticket is available for the way down at Planpraz and on the other way also.
Opening dates
From 18/06 to 18/09.
According to lift opening.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Location
High South Balcony : Flégère - Planpraz
Arrivée du téléphérique de la Flégère
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Planpraz : 2000 m

Closest bus stop : Les Praz/Flégère
Closest train stop : Les Praz SNCF train station
Closest parking : La Flégère car park

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