Lac de Soi


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Perched at an altitude of 2,247 m, the strenuous hike is well worth the glorious surprise that awaits you here!

The aquamarine jewel in the Dents du Midi’s crown, this limpid alpine lake is set in an improbable labyrinth of stone artwork, as if surrounded by the ruins of a fairytale civilization.

In 1989, Pierre-Marie Cherix brought his brother to visit this magnificent site. The two brothers fell hopelessly in love with the magic of this place, with its sparkling alpine lake and abundant local stone scattered throughout the plateau. The first dry-stone cairn they built triggered a lifelong passion which has resulted in an intricate stone landscape which showcases the raw, mineral beauty of the Alps.



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Accessible by foot in 2h55 from Plan de Soi (Route des Rives).