There are plenty of walking routes in La Chapelle d’Abondance and this is one of my favourites. Driving up from La Chapelle D’Abondance, past the top of the La Pantiaz cable car you get to the end of the road at Sevan. There are quite a lot of routes that start here – this one heads west to Lac d’Arvouin. The start of the route that leads you to the lake is easy and possible with children. Walking around the lake, you take the steep route to the Col du Serpentin, walk along the ridgeline to Tête de l’Avalanche and down the otherside, returning the way you came.
Beautiful views, Chamois and Marmottes are frequently seen – allow about 2 hours with the drive, a break and photo stops.