Located in the famous Mont Blanc region, Lac Blanc is a high altitude lake in the heart of the mountains. Surrounded by rocky terrain, this stunning area is perfect for hikers and skiers alike. Those looking for awe-inspiring views, delectable alpine colours and a sense of seclusion and privacy won't be disappointed by Lac Blanc. With its fantastic scenery and ever changing seasonal colours, Lac Blanc is a great place to visit at any time of year.
Living in Lac Blanc and Things To Do
Lac Blanc and the surrounding area is a friendly destination, welcoming families, groups and couples to enjoy the amazing views. The busy hiking trail has a cheery atmosphere as visitors’ bond over the fantastic scenery. The ski slopes include a wide range of beginner and intermediate trails, suitable for first-timers and intermediate skiers alike. The slopes are nicely distributed in terms of difficulty, with 15% of the terrain suitable for beginners, 23% for intermediate skiers, 54% for advanced ski trips and 8% of the terrain for experts who are looking for a challenge.
Lac Blanc is home to a huge variety of high octane sports, including skiing, paragliding and ice driving as well as more relaxed adventures such as hiking and the fantastic Aiguiles Rouges nature reserve with its wide variety of local wildlife. For an unbelievable view of the surrounding area, climb aboard the Mont Blanc cable car. To make the trip even more spectacular, consider a private day trip to have the pod to yourself and longer in the heights of the mountains.
Non-skiers can make the most of paragliding, hiking and cycling. The hike up Mont Blanc is world-famous and is one of the most popular hiking spots in Europe. Although challenging, the well-worn road is well cared for, meaning it is accessible to most. There is also the awe-inspiring viewpoint of Step into the Void, giving you the chance to step off the side of the mountain for some of the best views around. Step into the glass box and experience over a thousand metres of empty space underneath your feet.
You could also travel 1000 metres up the mountain on the Mer de Glace railway train within the icy mountain to see unbelievable views of the layers of ice and rock before the space opens up to reveal the Mer de Glace glacier at an altitude of 1,913m.
As well as these attractions, the local villages and towns have a fantastic range of restaurants and bars, with a friendly atmosphere that is especially welcoming to families and tourists. Traditional taverns serve local delicacies and hearty meals, which are perfect for refuelling after a long day on the slopes or hiking.
Investment Potential in Lac Blanc
Buying a property in the Lac Blanc area is a wonderful opportunity to own a home close to some of the best skiing and hiking terrain in Europe.
A recent investment project includes 52 luxury apartments within a complex close to Mont Blanc, and those properties are now selling for upwards of €410,000 each. In the local area, a new Mont Blanc Express development of €24 million is currently in the works, strengthening local transport links and making the area even more appealing to new investors.
This popular area has some fantastic traditional chalets that offer the best location for skiing or just enjoying all that the local area has to offer. For more on investing in this area, click here to discover some of the homes currently available and more about this beautiful destination.
Transport to Lac Blanc
Travel to Toulouse Airport for easy connections to Lac Blanc. Flights to Toulouse are available from most major airports, including Gatwick, Heathrow, Edinburgh and Paris.
The Mont Blanc Express is a great way to get to Mont Blanc and Lac Blanc, offering a scenic route from St Gervais/Le Fayet to Chamonix, Argentiere and continuing to Martigny in Switzerland. This makes Lac Blanc highly accessible for travellers coming from different directions who would prefer to take in the stunning views as they travel and avoid flying.
For skiers, driving might be the better option to transport specialist equipment to Lac Blanc. The roads can be tricky during heavy snowfall but keeping an eye on weather and snow reports and paying attention to local advice will make driving a great option for getting to this wonderful part of the world. Recent average temperatures in the area have been between -3°C and 3°C and snowfall has averaged 61 inches in the middle of the nearby slopes and 21 inches at the base of Mont Blanc.