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  • Address: Chamonix, Rhône-Alpes 74400 , France

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Lake Gaillands Tours

Lake Gaillands is an artificial lake located 1097 meters above sea level in Chamonix, the French ski capital. The lake was excavated during the construction of a train line nearby in the early 1900s, and was subsequently filled with water – and quickly became frequented by outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Fishing is permitted and remains a highly profitable touristic endeavor for the region. In fact, Lake Gaillands is arguably one of the most scenic, bucolic gems in the Chamonix area; between the SNCF trains that can often be seen riding along elevated aqueducts, the plentiful Alpine chalets, and the untouched flora, it’s hard not to agree.

Excursions to the lake are often combined with lengthy hikes and trips to the observatory atop Mont-Blanc, which offers unobstructed views of the Alps. The lake is nicknamed “The mirror of Mont-Blanc”, because of its proximity and amazing views of the roaring mountain, the highest peak in Europe, and the Bossons glacier.

Practical Info

Lake Gaillands is located just 2 kilometers outside Chamonix, and can therefore easily be reached by car via road D243 or even by foot in less than a half-hour.

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Independent Chamonix and Mont Blanc Tour from Geneva, Geneva, null
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Independent Chamonix and Mont Blanc Tour from Geneva

4.5 star rating: Recommended 135 Reviews

On this half-day or full-day independent tour from Geneva, cross the Switzerland-France border and visit one of the most famous villages in the French Alps, ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: Flexible

From USD $71.36
Chamonix French Alps Day Tour from Geneva by Open-Top Bus, Geneva, Day Trips
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Chamonix French Alps Day Tour from Geneva by Open-Top Bus

4.5 star rating: Recommended 35 Reviews

Soak up the beauty of the Alps on this day trip from Geneva to Chamonix, situated at the base of Mont Blanc. With round-trip transport on an open-top bus with ...  Read more

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.90

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