The desert de Platé.
The Massif de Platé (or Massif des Fiz) is a very unusual mountain, with the appearance of a fortress, lying between the valleys of the Arve and the Giffre and facing Mont Blanc.
Above these ramparts lies the Désert de Platé, whose altitude and particular geological formation makes it a site unique in Europe. For this reason and the threat of extension of the ski resort of Flaine, it was made a Classified Geological Site in 1998.
A vast limestone pavement shaped by glaciers and sculpted by melt waters, anyone venturing on to it, has the impression of walking over a petrified glacier or even on the moon! Encircled by imposing walls, the Désert de Platé is a secret garden, which overwhelms lovers of nature with its rich flora, its ever present fauna and its spectacular geology.