Lac Bénit

 

Lac Bénit is a small mountain lake located at the bottom of the Bargy, at 1452m of altitude, in Mont-Saxonnex, France. The hike is short and easy, and highly recommendable for everyone.

 Mont-Saxonnex

Mont-Saxonnex

The hike starts with a breathtaking view of the church of the village. It then goes through stunning prairies bordered by forest patches of conifers.

The way up is easy and very enjoyable.

 Crocus

Crocus

We had the chance to spot a magnificient butterfly for the first time : the Swallowtail. It flew right over me so I decided to watch it until I could and see if it would land at some point. For our great pleasure, it did, and then let us enjoy its unbelievable colors and details for about 10 minutes. A memorable moment for sure.

swallowtail-butterfly-lac-benit

It always feels so good when an animal gives you enough time to really look at it and fully enjoy it.

swallowtail-butterfly-b&w-lac-benit

When you reach the top you can see the lake right down below. 

lac-benit-france
lac-benit-france
 Young Common Coot (Fulica atra)

Young Common Coot (Fulica atra)

It is a great hike that I wish to do again at a different time of the day, and also on different seasons.

JAG