France: Haute Maurienne - paulsmit
'Young family at Lac Blanc.’

One of the best ways to enjoy a hike high up in the Vanoise national park, without a long climb to begin with, is by first taking the car from Termignon, in the Haute Maurienne, to the Bellecombe parking. From there you can walk to several mountain lakes, situated on the same plateau as the parking and therefore easy hikes. One of them is Lac Blanc, with its superb view over the glaciers of the Vanoise. Photo Paul Smit.