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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 direction of Aussois. You evolve on a wide road but where the cars go rather quickly because of the weak frequentation of the road.
State of the road : Good
Drinking water points : Village fountains, in Modane and Aussois
Eating places on the route : Several restaurants in Modane and Aussois
Nearest repair point: Sports store in Modane

Natural heritage on the route :
- The rock of the Lovers, high place of climbing in Maurienne.
- The Saint-Benoît waterfall (80 m high waterfall)
- The Vanoise National Park

Cultural heritage :
- The center of the village of Aussois and its Baroque church are classified as "Historic Monuments".
- The forts of Esseillon are also classified as "Historic Monuments".

To visit :
- In Modane: The Museobar (history of the border), the Rizerie (exhibition of the Lyon Turin railway), the Carré Sciences of the Laboratoire Sous-terrain de Modane. The Fort of Saint-Gobain (Maginot line)
- In Aussois: The museum of the life of the past, the Arche d'Oé in the center of Aussois. The archeological park of Lozes. The Savoyard walk of discovery of the Victor Emmanuel fort.


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


  • 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 for information on the current conditions.

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French


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Animals accepted : No