Lake Arvouin from Sevan

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    La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    This hike leads you to the Arvouin lake, a beautiful mountain lake in the Abondance valley. The path that leads to it offers nice views. It is perfect for families. The lake being the objective of the walk!

    Lac d’Arvouin is easily accessible on foot from the heights of La Chapelle d’Abondance. In summer, the Panthiaz gondola lift also allows you to reach the starting point without taking the car (open on certain days of the week, check with the tourist office).

    From Sevan, you’ll head up into the mountain pastures, reaching chalets a little higher up. Maybe you’ll meet some Abondance cows!
    Enjoy the panoramic view of Mont de Grange and the Dents du Midi.
    The path then leads into the undergrowth, and the area opens up to offer splendid views. You’ll then follow this path to Lac d’Arvouin, where you may spot goats below or ibex at the lake.

    Situated in the heart of the protected Cornettes de Bise massif, Lac d’Arvouin and its surroundings are classified as a Natura 2000 area.

    If you wish to extend this hike, you can reach the Col d’Arvouin on the right, or the Avalanche Head and Col du Serpentin on the left. A magnificent view of the lake and the south face of the Cornettes de Bise.

    Return by the same route.

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    Services & Equipment

    • Parking
    • Pets welcome

    Customer base

    • Children
    • Level green –very easy
    • For beginners / novice


    From 01/06 to 30/09.
    Accessible except during snow and depending on weather conditions.
    Please check with the Tourist Office for the latest information on access conditions. This route is usually suitable for strong walkers during spring, summer, and autumn, except in adverse weather.


    Animaux : Accepted without supplements

    Pets accepted on a leash only.

    Age range

    Minimum age : 4 years


    Free access.


    Route du Rys
    Parking de Sevan
    74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    Free parking in the Sevan car park, at the end of the Rys road.

    Characteristics :

    • Mountain location
    • Waterside
    • Lakeside or by stretch of water
    • Lake view

    Spoken languages

    • French