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The lake of Sainte Marguerite

The lake of Sainte Marguerite is a pretty mountain lake at 2227m located on the resort of Les Orres (Hautes-Alpes).

There are several possibilities to go to the Sainte Marguerite lake. We propose one that allows you to make a loop from the resort of Les Orres 1800.

You can park your car at the resort of Les Orres 1800, there is a big parking at the end of the resort. The hike is quite long, count at least 4 hours to complete the loop.

Interest: ratingvery good (1 user)
Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 4 h.

The start

The start
The departure towards the lake of Sainte Marguerite is not the official departure located in the resort (which is not easy to find out of season). You have to go back up to the top of the resort by walking along the road and take the path that leaves in the forest at the first bend in the descent. You only have to walk about 100 meters on the road. There is no signpost.

The forest road

The forest road
After a very nice walk in the forest, you join the forest road which leaves the Pra Paisset parking. The direction is well indicated by signs. You can't go wrong.

The rise

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The rise
All the way up is on the forest road, the path is sometimes steep but the slope is regular.

The pastures

The pastures
After the rather difficult ascent, we arrive towards magnificent mountain pastures. Be careful, the lake is still quite far.

The view towards the summits

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The view towards the summits
We have a very beautiful view on all the summits of the surroundings. The last coast before the arrival to the lake is rather steep.

The lake of Sainte Marguerite

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The lake of Sainte Marguerite
The lake is a very nice mountain lake. Very nice view on the surrounding peaks.

View on the lake Sainte Marguerite

View on the lake Sainte Marguerite
The water is crystal clear and the lake is shallow. We can see the bottom of the lake.

The way back

The way back
To go back to the resort of Les Orres 1800, you can come back by the same way but you can also come back by another more beautiful way on a small mountain path. You have to go back on your steps and then at the first signpost there is an intersection, the path is not indicated by a sign, there are blue circles on the ground.

The little wooden bridge

The little wooden bridge
We cross the torrent by a nice wooden bridge very rustic

Waterways

Waterways
You will have to cross small mountain streams.

The return to the station

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The return to the station
The return is much more beautiful than the first one, we walk often in the shade of the forest and the sight is sometimes seizing by cons the descent is longer. The path is well maintained.

The resort of Les Orres 1800

The resort of Les Orres 1800
Back to the station and a well-deserved break.

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