Haut Val de Bagnes – Valais – Switzerland

Haut Val de Bagnes – Valais – Switzerland
The Haut Val de Bagnes, in Valais canton of Switzerland, has been a protected zone since 1968. With a surface of 150 km2, this is the second biggest nature reserve in Switzerland, among its 1600 reserves, after the Zernez national Park. Hiking in the Haut Val de Bagnes will let you encounter the swiss Wildlife, with many ibexes (mountain goats, reintroduced in Bagnes from 1926), chamois and marmots. I didn’t see that many that day, even after exploring those mountains …

Bisse de Savièse Torrent-Neuf, Switzerland

Bisse de Savièse Torrent-Neuf, Switzerland
The bisse of Savièse Torrent-Neuf, in the Valais in Switzerland, is a bisse old of more than 500 years. Built between 1430 and 1448, this impressive Valais bisse remained in operation until 1934. In 1935, it was replaced by a tunnel dug through the mountain Le Prabé. It was not until 2005 that it was rehabilitated thanks to the work of the Association for the Safeguarding of the Torrent-Neuf and the Town of Savièse. A path that runs over 4 …

Mer de Glace, Chamonix Mont Blanc, France

Mer de Glace, Chamonix Mont Blanc, France
The Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) is a glacier located near Chamonix, on the northern slopes of the Mont Blanc massif, in the French Alps. It is the longest glacier in France, with 7km long and 200m deep (average). Fed by the confluence of Glacier de Lechaud, Glacier du Tacul, and the Cascade du Talèfre, the Mer de Glace starts from an elevation of 2,140m, and descends to 1,400m, flowing between the Aiguille du Moine and the Trélaporte, and …

Vanil Noir, Fribourg, Switzerland

Vanil Noir, Fribourg, Switzerland
The Vanil Noir is a mountain of Switzerland, located in the canton of Fribourg. This swiss peak has a height of 2,389 metres and is the highest peak of the canton. The Vanil Noir is part of the Swiss Prealps and the mountain range separating the regions of Gruyère (Fribourg), and Pays-d’Enhaut (Vaud). The mountain is listed in the inventory of natural sites and monuments of national importance in Switzerland. In 1983, the Vanil Noir got its status of nature …

Haute Savoie, France Landscapes

Haute Savoie, France Landscapes
Hi photographers, landscapes lovers and hikers, Today I’m introducing you some landscapes photos from France, taken in Haute Savoie, near Chamonix / Mont Blanc in the french Alps. The first serie of pictures was taken near La Balme and the Lacs Jovet. I went hiking with my friends who were on a beachvolley vacation in Les Contamines-Montjoie village. La Balme area is almost surrounded by Les Aiguilles de la Pennaz, le Mont Tondu and La Tête de la Cicle. It …