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Hike to the Chamoissière refuge

At the heart of pastures under the watchful eye of cows enjoying fresh grass and the curious marmots, come and admire the richness of alpine flowers ...
A corner of paradise for young and oldest!


Starting point: Hamlet of Pied du Col
Elevation gain: 420 m
Duration There/Back: 3h
Distance: 3,7 km
Level: Easy

The path starts off on the famous GR 54 path (Tour de l’Oisans), and then
climbs up steadily to pass the Anna Falque’s step. Here is the start of the Villar d’Arène mountain pasture, called « Plan de l’Alpe », where flocks of sheep come to graze every summer. The refuge enjoys an unrestricted view on
Les Agneaux, La Chamoissière or the Col d’Arsine. The start is also possible from the Col du Lautaret, on the track called « Sentier des crevasses », a sometimes vertiginous path sculpted out of the schist rocks face, accompanied with ecology information signs. From this path, the view over La Meije and its glaciers is magnificent! From left to right: the Pointe Nérot (3538m), on which the Glacier du Fauteuil is suspended, the Pic Gaspard (3881m), the Glacier du Lautaret in the middle, La Meije (the Pic Oriental, 3891m, the Doigt de Dieu, 3973m, and the Grand Pic, 3982m), the Glacier de l’Homme and the Trois Hommes (2933m).

Anna Falque’s step, named so after the legend of a young girl who went down for dancing in Villar and failed to return after an unfortunate encounter with the devil…


Overtures :

From May to October, depending on weather and snow conditions

l'Alpe de Villar d'Arène
05480 Villar d'Arène


Phone : 04 76 79 90 05

Phone : 04 76 79 90 21

Moutain Hut La Chamoissiere

Refuge Chamoissière - © ©Refuge Chamoissière

La Grave

06 30 34 04 04

09 82 12 46 24

Moutain Hut La Chamoissiere

Sylvie and Sebastian welcome you to their chalet refuge of Chamoissiere; old sheepfold fully restored with ecological and traditional materials ; located in the heart of the Alpine of Villar d'Arene, in a beautiful setting, away from the hustle and bustle.

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Alpe de Villar d'Arène Mountain hut (FFCAM)

Refuge de l'Alpe - © ©A.S.Kaincz

Villar d'Arène

04 76 79 94 66

04 76 79 93 44

Alpe de Villar d'Arène Mountain hut (FFCAM)

At the heart of the Hills, beautiful view on the top of Les Agneaux mountain. Accessible hicking, despite some steep sections. It allows you to walk along the sources of the Romanche and to enjoy a nice peaceful break along this beautiful torrent.

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