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A circular hike starting at Saint Christophe en Oisans to explore a small high- altitude lake with wonderful views over the Vénéon valley and the Tête des Fétoules.
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Outside of the National Park, but dogs must be kept on a lead, as there are many flocks of sheep grazing the pastureland.
Description: Mirror of Fétoules
Starting point: Saint Christophe en Oisans
Height gain: 348 m
Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Distance: 4.8 km
Starting from the cemetery in Saint Christopher, walk through the hamlet of Le Roure (towards le Puy). Take care, as this hike is often signposted in anti-clockwise.
Carry on up to the old Saint Christopher mill above the Torrent du Diable and then walk up the switchbacks to the Vierge du Collet statue that overlooks the valley. The path then gradually climbs up to the hamlet of Le Puy, which used to have year-round residents and even a school. Don't miss the pretty oratory, before walking up above Le Puy towards the Miroir des Fétoules. Carry on to the small lake, taking the left-hand path at the junction. Be careful not to take the path marked "Raye du Grand Travers", which is very exposed.
The lake varies in size depending on the season and has a lovely view over the valley. It gets its name from the fact you can see the Tête des Fétoules and its glacier located on the other side of the valley, in the water.
There is also a magnificent view over Lauranoure and the small Refuge de l'Alpe du Pin mountain hut.
From 01/01 to 31/12.
Oisans Tourisme - Bureau de St Christophe en Oisans-La Bérarde
38520 Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans - La Bérarde
Level bue - Medium
2 h 30 min
D+: 348 m