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.
Alpe de Villar d’Arène Mountain hut (FFCAM)
Alpe de Villar d’Arène Mountain hut (FFCAM) (1)
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Description

LE REFUGE DE L’ALPE DE VILLAR D’ARENE : Situated in the midst of a mountain pasture-land grazed by a drove of cattle, facing the « Mountain Les Agneaux », the refuge de l'Alpe (C.A.F. Briançon) can welcome you (with home-made tartes, meals, snacks, drinks).

It is easy to get there by the « Col du Lautaret » or the « Pied du Col » (GR 54) or a little longer by « Le Casset » (GR 54) it could be an aim for a daily walk, or for a few days trip (stage GR 54, « basis camp » for other trips, like the ascent to the refuges « Adèle Planchard » or « Le Pavé », toward the sources of « La Romanche », or « La Tête de Pradieu ».

If there is a paradise the alp of « Villar d’Arène » is one for children… a small rivulet, a few b locks of rocks, grassy slopes and the whole room for running and laughing to the life.
For alpinists, it is the point of departure for many trips : « Chamoissière », « Les Agneaux », « neige Cordier », crossing toward the « Refuge des Ecrins » or the « Refuge du Glacier Blanc » for the more classical ones.

In the Spring time, for ski touring, it is an ideal place for star-shaped trips as « Col du Clot des Cavales », « Col des Agneaux », « Col du Fontenil », « Pointe de l’Etendard ») or a stage during the circuit of La Meije (junction with the « Refuge du Goléon », of « l’Aigle », « Planchard », « du Chatelleret », « des Ecrins », « du Glacier Blanc »).

Equipement(s)

  1. Terrace
  2. Outhouse
  3. Restaurant
  4. Shady terrace
  5. Soal hot water
  6. Waste management
  7. Photovoltaic panel
  8. Covered picnic area
  9. Equipment store closed
  10. Sustainable development

Service(s)

  1. Bivouac
  2. Breakfast
  3. Full-board
  4. Half-board
  5. Restaurant
  6. Pets welcome
  7. Picnic hampers
  8. Independently Managed

Conmfort(s)

  1. Hot showers

Oppening periods

From 16/03 to 12/05, daily.
Guarded mountain hut.

From 30/05 to 15/09, daily.
Mountain hut open.

Prices

Night: 20 €.

Free entry for children < 8 years.
Group rate available for > 9 people.

Find all rates here :
http://refugealpedevillardarene.ffcam.fr/tarifs.html.

Tourist tax included.

Payment Methods

  1. Cheque
  2. Chèques Vacances
  3. Cash

Location

Gateway to the Ecrins National Park Close to the 45th parallel Located at 4 Km far from La Grave - The trail starts in Arsine, under the hamlet of Le Pied du Col = about 1:30h hiking - The trail starts also from the summit of the Lautaret pass ( from there it is a relatively steep path during 50 m) = about 2:00 hours hiking - You can also start from the Casset Hamlet ( Serre-Chevalier _ Monetier les Bains village ) = about 3 hours hiking

Alpe de Villar d’Arène Mountain hut (FFCAM)
Villar d'Arène