A short, easy and pleasant walk through the forest to a charming refuge and viewpoint over the Mer de Glace glacier.


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A lovely short walk through the forest from the charming hamlet of Lavancher to a viewpoint over the Mer de Glace - with the highlight most definitely the charming Refuge du Chapeau which serves simple but delicious fare all day long.

For those looking for something a bit longer or more challenging you could start the walk from Chamonix through the Bois de Bouchet or finish up and over to the 'Lavancher Bowl' from the refuge.

The walk suitable for all ages, though not for pushchairs.