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Le Planet

Towns & Hamlets

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8

Our Rating

Very Good

Le Planet is a very beautiful hamlet on a plateau in between Argentiere and Le Tour. The hamlet sits at an altitude of 1392m which is about 140m higher in elevation than Argentiere. It is a very small hamlet with an iconic tall white building which can be seen from quite a large distance from the Chamonix valley below. There is a large open field right in the middle with a pubic parking and there is row of houses and chalets along the ridge with Argentiere and one row of chalets along the Petit Balcon Nord towards Le Tour. Le Planet does not have any commercial establishments, hotels or restaurants. It is a pretty quiet place but that is a large part of its appeal. 


Le Planet lies on a plateua at the foot of the Montagne de Peclerey. We have a trail that takes you up the Montagne de Peclerey from Le Planet. The Petit Balcon Nord is the main trail that runs through the hamlet coming from Le Tour, passing through Le Planet and continuing on to Argentiere and further down south through the valley. We have a very nice discovery trail for Argentiere and its neighboring Hamlets of which Le Planet is also a part. 


Le Planet has a fairly large public parking right at the heart of the Hamlet which can be reached by driving towards Le Tour and taking a right turn towards Le Planet. The train and bus stations at Montroc double as the stations for Le Planet from where it is a 10 minute uphill walk to reach Le Planet.


Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1392m

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Accommodation

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Argentiere Tre-le-Champ Discovery Loop

7

Our Rating

Good

Loop Trail:

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This is a very nice, family friendly discovery loop exploring the villages of Argentiere, Le Planet, Montroc and Tre-le-Champ and the many points of interest along the way.

Trail Length

Length

7.57km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid May - End Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

2.0 - 3.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+325m / -325m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

7+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

1.0 - 1.5 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Very Easy (1/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Le Tour to Chamonix PBN

7

Our Rating

Good

Trail:

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Low altitude, easy and family friendly trail that takes you from Le Tour, to Argentiere to Le Lavancher and ends up in Chamonix using the Petit Balcon Nord (PBN)

Trail Length

Length

12.53km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid Apr - End Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

2.5 - 4.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+226m / -683m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

7+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

1.5 - 2.5 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Very Easy (1/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Montagne de Peclerey

5

Our Rating

Average

Loop Trail:

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A little off the beaten track with nice views and towards both sides of the valley. Trail starts and ends at Le Planet near Argentiere.

Trail Length

Length

7.54km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid Jun - Start Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

2.0 - 3.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+612m / -612m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

7+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

1.5 - 2.0 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Moderate (3/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Cross at Le Planet

7

Nearest Town

Good

Cross

Metal cross on a stone column in the hamlet of Le Planet above Argentiere

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1382m

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Le Tour

7

Nearest Town

Good

Hamlet

Hamlet at the far north-eastern end of the Chamonix Valley

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1468m

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Argentiere

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Town

Larger town located at the north-eastern end of the Chamonix Valley

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1250m

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Montroc

7

Nearest Town

Good

Hamlet

Small Hamlet on the road from Argentiere to Le Tour

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1368m

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Longitude:

6.9334

Latitude:

45.9897

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