Mont Blanc massif, Lacs des Chéserys, Chamonix, France
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Lacs des Chéserys, France
Nestled inside the Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve there is a string of small lakes facing Mont Blanc, a 46-kilometre-long Alpine mountain range bordering France, Italy and Switzerland. The Lacs des Chéserys are a group of five high-altitude lakes, located in the commune of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (more commonly known as Chamonix) between 2,100 and 2,300 metres above sea level. They all offer breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc massif.
Calmer and less frequented than Lac Blanc, another lake located at an altitude of 2,300 metres, the Lacs des Chéserys will suit hikers looking for a more tranquil experience in one of the world's top trekking destinations. The Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve is a nature lovers’ playground with forests of spruces and larches, high-altitude lakes and stunning panoramic views. Ibex, chamois, eagles, black grouse, marmottes, foxes and lynx have all evolved in this picturesque environment.