Majestic Reflections In Lac Blanc

Lac Blanc Reflection, French Alps

When I reached Lac Blanc to find I was sharing it with only one other hiker, I knew the 5:30am wake-up call was worth it. This popular lake in the Aiguilles Rouges range of the French Alps is swarming with people for much of the day. But arrive early enough and you can have the place almost to yourself.

What’s the main attraction? The stunning views of the Mont Blanc massif, seen here reflected in the water. It’s been a bit of a dream of mine to see this lake. As I stood here looking out at what must be one of the most magnificent views in the Alps, I felt slightly overwhelmed by the grandeur of it all.

I thought I was aware of the beauty I’d find at Lac Blanc, but there is no substitute for being there in person. Seeing it with my own eyes, breathing the air and enjoying the silence. It made me fall in love with the mountains all over again. I wouldn’t hesitate to set my alarm for 5:30am and do it all again next weekend.


19 thoughts on “Majestic Reflections In Lac Blanc

  1. Helen C

    Wow! Please get up at 5:30 again and post more photos like this! πŸ˜‰
    Seriously, thank you for this beautiful view. It’s perfect! I just love it! Helen

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Helen πŸ™‚ I have plenty more compositions from this lake to share, but I think I’ll need to ration them out over the next few months to make sure people don’t get bored of them!

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Jude! I’m so glad you think so πŸ™‚ From a personal point of view I think it’s one of my favourites, and it was a labour of love from the hike to get there and the post-processing afterwards. I think the landscape makes it much easier to get a super shot here, but I’m still very happy with it nonetheless.

    1. Ben Post author

      It was definitely worth getting there early, a much better experience without other people. I think that some of these places are best enjoyed in isolation. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Sue, it really was a wonderful experience. I’m not keen enough to camp it out overnight (also as far as I know it’s illegal to do so!), but I think I got there about as early as I could through conventional means.


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