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Ascent to the lake of Plan d'Aval

Plan d'Amont dam - Alexandre Gros / Maurienne Tourisme
  • Ascent to the Plan d'Aval lake - Alexandre Gros / Maurienne Tourisme
  • Ascent to the Plan d'Aval lake - Alexandre Gros / Maurienne Tourisme

This is a pretty tough itinerary that will take you to an altitude of over 2000 m through sites of remarkable natural and cultural heritage!


From Modane, follow the signs forAussois. You're on a wide road, but cars are going quite fast because the road is not very busy.
Road condition: Good
Drinking water points: Village fountains, in Modane and at the end of the road. Aussois
Eating and drinking places along the route: Several restaurants in Modane and Modane. Aussois
Nearest repair point: Sports store in Modane

Natural heritage on the route :
- Le rocher des Amoureux, a major climbing spot in the Maurienne.
- Saint-Benoît waterfall (80 m high)
- Vanoise National Park

Cultural heritage :
- The village center ofAussois and its Baroque church are listed as "Monuments historiques".
- The Esseillon forts are also listed as "Monuments historiques".

Places to visit:
- In Modane: Le Muséobar (history of the border), la Rizerie (Lyon Turin railway exhibition), le Carré Sciences du Laboratoire Sous-terrain de Modane. The Saint-Gobain Fort (Maginot Line)
- At Aussois : The Arche d'Oé museum in the center ofAussois. The Lozes archaeological park. The Savoyard discovery walk at Fort Victor Emmanuel.


  • Picnic area
  • Bar
  • Public toilets
  • Parking nearby
  • Cycling itinerary


  • Public transportation stop within 500 m
  • In the forest
  • Lake view
  • Mountain view
  • In the mountains
  • Railway station less than 500 m away


Free access.

Opening period

From 15/03 to 30/10.
Can be practiced outside the snow period and according to the weather conditions. Please contact the Tourist Office beforehand to find out about the current conditions.

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French


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Animals accepted : No