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Desert of Platé

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  • © Desert of Platé - Arnaud Lesueur
  • © Desert of Platé - Savoie Mont Blanc

The Platé lapies is renowned as the largest in Europe and offers a magnificent view of Mont Blanc. It covers most of the plateau, giving it the rightful name of "desert". Only accessible on foot.


The Platé Desert is a true mineral fortressl. This limestone plateau is surrounded by the majestic Aiguilles de Warens and the mountain of Platé in a fantastic lunar setting.
In the cracks, where a little humus accumulates, develops an original and colourful alpine flora including some rare and protected species. The wildlife present here includes: majestic mountain goats, curious marmots , graceful stoats, hares and ptarmigan.
The site covers a vast area of ??1980 hectares, protected since 1998.


  • Mountain location


Free of charge.

Opening period

From 01/06 to 31/10.
From May to October (depending on snow conditions).



Pets allowed : Yes

Desert of Platé
  • Mountain
  • Viewpoint
  • Natural wonder
74190 Passy