France: Haute Maurienne - paulsmit
'Enjoying the Vanoise national park.’

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 it is an easy walk to the Refuge du Plan du Lac. This mountain hut, overlooking the glaciers of the Vanoise, is a good starting point for day hikes or small walks. Photo Paul Smit.