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Cascade Du Dard

October 8, 2022

One of my favourite places in the Chamonix valley is the biggest waterfall in the valley itself. It’s such a beautiful and peaceful place.

Sitting just below the Mont Blanc Tunnel and a short walk from Chamonix is the largest waterfall in the Chamonix valley.

From town it is about a 45 minute walk which climbs quite steeply after leaving from the Grepon car park. The vertical gain is about 200m and it passes through the moss covered forest alongside the Torrent de Faverands.

Alternatively there is a car park on the road up to the Mont Blanc Tunnel and from there it is about a 100m walk to the falls. When you reach the first car park keep going up on an unmade road to find the nearest car park.

The waterfall is around 30m high and has a good volume of water flowing over it all year round.

Just before reaching the waterfall is a lovely little tea house which serves everything from drinks to full meals. There is no charge for visiting the waterfall and there is no requirement to buy anything.

The waterfall is on the Torrent du Dard which merges with the Torrent de Faverands just downstream.

From here you can continue walking upwards along the Eastern side of the glacier de Boissons and you will eventually reach the gondola station at Plan D’Aiguille but it is a total of around 1000m of vertical to get that high.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Nick permalink
    October 8, 2022 7:41 pm

    Great to see you back in business. Thought the pictures were great and your descriptions really useful for a visitor

  2. Susan Hann permalink
    October 9, 2022 5:19 pm

    Lovely pics as usual Marc so so jealous of your triplove this place too
    Looking forward to travelling with you through your photos

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