Madone de Fenestre to the five Lacs de Prals

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Visit the five small Lacs de Prals which sit in a high alpine meadow. The route circuits Mont Caval, reaching a pass at the Baisse des Cinq Lacs, dropping down to the lakes and returning via a wooded valley.

At 1,900m, Madone de Fenestre consists of a few buildings, one of which is a refuge. The chapel (sanctuary) has been there since the 12th Century as a final stop-off before crossing the Col Fenestre into Italy on the old Salt Route (one of three), which used to be used to pack salt from Marseilles to the Piedmont Plain.

France - South of France - Provence - Mercantour


Great Views, Lake/Loch, Mountains