On the enchanting site of Lac de la grande Léchère, the shelter welcomes you for a snack, a meal or a night ..
In winter: Departure from Saint françois Longchamp 2h30 in snowshoeing or ski touring, other departure from the hamlet the Mollaret to Montgellfrey 1 hour of rando.
In summer: Departure of multiple itineraries and hiking trails for all levels.Take a moment to come and test our orientation courses (free).
Restoration house with fresh products. 2 hours walk from Saint François Longchamp (Replat) or 5 minutes from the car park of the refuge.
The Refuge sleeps up to 34 guests in 6 bedrooms and and dormitories from 4 to 8 beds.
Period of opening
All year round.
Closed during Fall: see website.
Quilts are provided but you must proved a sleeping bag liner, which may be hired on site.
- Bunk beds
- Hot showers
Equipment & services
Hydroelectric power plant
Cheese fondue set
Guarded refuge in winter
Refuge guarded in winter by reservation only
Night: 18 €
Child rate per night: 16 €
CAF member rate per night: 17 €
Bed and breakfast: 26 €
Breakfast: 8 €
Breakfast (child): 8 €
Dinner: 22 €
Half-board (child): 26 to 38 €
Full board (child): 30 to 46 €
Picnic to take away: 12 €.
- Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
- Doors >=77 cm wide
- WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
- Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
- Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
Total capacity : 39
Motorway access: A43, exit 26 "La Chambre" follow the roadsign Col de la Madeleine then Montgellafrey village. The Col de la Madeleine is closed in winter and the road between the village Montgellafrey and Saint-François Longchamp. Special equipment are required in case of snow).
Train Station access : Train station "Saint-Avre / La Chambre".
Airport access: Lyon, Chambery, Grenoble, Geneva.
In summer, you can park nearby.