Forêt du Lançonnet
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

Rue Saint Jean, 06470 Valberg

04 93 02 58 23

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25 Place de Provence, 06470 Guillaumes

04 93 05 57 76

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Ancienne auberge fleurie, 04370 Colmars les Alpes

04 92 83 41 92

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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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