Sentier du Balcon du Mont-Blanc
Learn more about the Finhaut-Emosson region thanks to the explanatory boards along the route this hike follows which also offers an incredible view of the Mont-Blanc massif.
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This educational trail takes you from Finhaut to Six Jeur, above Emosson, and offers an introduction to the local fauna and flora, as well as a number of geological features such as the Fenestral glacial cirque. You’ll cross a diverse natural environment including swampy areas, meadows, mountain pastures, glacial moraine and rocky outcrops, with the added surprise of foot and handprints engraved near the Tête de la Boffa in 1927 by Louis Lugon-Moulin, the region's postman. The route continues towards Emosson and the eponymous dam with a breathtaking panorama of the Mont-Blanc massif and the Trient plateau. The end point at Emosson Dam is a stunningly beautiful finale with a final ascent to the highest point on the hike, Six Jeur, at 2062 m above sea level and a special place due to its protected "Bas-marais" biotope.