Forêt du Lançonnet

Forêt du Lançonnet

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A walk through a larch forest, not far from the village of Colmars. The path crosses a former forestry area where Swiss pines have established themselves along with blueberry and raspberry bushes.
A hike through a variety of landscapes which cross different biotopes and a delightful winding river which goes through a marshy, boggy area.


At the first junction, head towards “Lançonnet”. AT the following junction, continue in the same direction: the path crosses a slab of sandstone and provides a view over the Lance Valley. The slope becomes less steep and crosses a former forestry area where Swiss pines have established themselves along with blueberry bushes and rhododendrons.

On the Lançonnet plateau, the path runs close to the pastoral hut before zigzagging up towards the ridge which separates the Lançonnet and Sagne valleys. The descent towards the Sagne hut is indicated by cairns.

After crossing under the rocky bars, the path leads to a junction - turn right to reach a clearing. This is where an old forest trail leads to a clearing which has been taken over by raspberry bushes. At its far end, a path featuring tight zigzags heads down towards the Lance and the carpark.
  • Departure : Colmars-les-alpes
  • Arrival : Colmars-les-Alpes
  • Towns crossed : Colmars

Altimetric profile


The Lançonnet forest path features blueberry and raspberry bushes and there is a limit of 1L per person if you want to pick the fruits. Please consult the Park’s rules on fruit picking.

Information desks

Maison du Parc national du mercantour - La maison Valberganne

Rue Saint Jean, 06470 Valberg

http://www.mercantour-parcnational.frvarcians@mercantour-parcnational.fr04 93 02 58 23

La Maison du Parc du Mercantour propose de nombreuses activités de sensibilisation sur la nature et l'environnement pour les enfants, ainsi que des projections, jeux nature et vente de publications.


Toute l'année de 9h à 18h.
Ouverture du 9h à 12h puis de 14h à 18h. Fermé le mercredi.

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Office du tourisme de Guillaumes

25 Place de Provence, 06470 Guillaumes

http://www.guillaumes.frguillaumestourisme@gmail.com04 93 05 57 76

Verdon Tourisme - Bureau d'information touristique de Colmars-Les-Alpes

Ancienne auberge fleurie, 04370 Colmars les Alpes

http://www.verdontourisme.comcolmarslesalpes@verdontourisme.com04 92 83 41 92


Du 02/01 au 31/12.
Fermetures exceptionnelles les 1er mai, 1er novembre, 11 novembre et 25 décembre.
En avril et octobre
Du lundi au samedi de 9h à 12h et de 14h à 18h
Jours fériés de 9h30 à 12h30
Fermé le dimanche

En mai, juin et septembre
Du lundi au samedi de 9h à 12h et de 14h à 18h
Dimanche de 9h30 à 12h30
Jours fériés de 9h30 à 12h30

En juillet et août
Tous les jours de 9h à 12h30 et de 14h à 18h30

De novembre à mars
Lundi, mercredi au samedi de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 17h
Fermé le mardi, dimanche (sauf vacances zone B) et les jours fériés.

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Access and parking

When you leave Colmars, head towards Villars-Colmars, take the first road on your left towards "La Buissière" and then the 8km track to "Pont de la Serre-Lacs de Lignin".

Bark your car in front of the gate and take the path which rises on the right into the larch forest which is interspersed with fir and spruce trees.

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