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.

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

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 »).

Welcome: If you are celebrating a birthday, report it at the time of booking; we will be happy to prepare a cake for you.

Types

  • Refuge
  • On-line reservation
  • Mountain chalet
  • Recent building
  • Dormitory

Classification & labels

  • Club Alpin Français

Facilities

  • Covered picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Sustainable development
  • Equipment store closed
  • Restaurant
  • Outhouse
  • Soal hot water
  • Waste management
  • Photovoltaic panel
  • Phytosanitary treatment
  • Shady terrace

Services

  • Pets welcome
  • Independently Managed
  • Full-board
  • Breakfast
  • Bivouac
  • Half-board
  • Restaurant
  • Picnic hampers

Comforts

  • Hot showers

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Adapted tourism

  • Not accessible in a wheelchair
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

Capacity

  • Total capacity: 94
  • 9 people minimum

Opening

From 06/06 to 20/09/2020, daily.
Mountain hut open.

From 01/10/2020 to 14/06/2021, daily.
Guarded mountain hut.

Dates to be confirmed.

Dates to be confirmed

Prices

Night : from 10,60€ to 21,20 € Breakfast : 9,50 € Dinner : 19 € Picnic to take away : 10 €
Price Min. Max.
Night (from 06/06/2020 to 30/09/2020) €10,60 €21,20
Child rate per night (from 06/06/2020 to 30/09/2020) €5,30 €16,95
CAF member rate per night (from 06/06/2020 to 30/09/2020) €5,30 €10,60
Breakfast (from 06/06/2020 to 30/09/2020) €9,50
Dinner (from 06/06/2020 to 30/09/2020) €19
Picnic to take away (from 06/06/2020 to 30/09/2020) €10

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

City tax included: NON

Means of payment

  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash

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Location supplement

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