The Promontoire hut embodies all the characteristics we think of when we hear the word "refuge". Clinging to the approach ridge of La Meije, the refuge juts out like the bow of a ship perched on a wave of rock. Although a hut catering primarily for mountaineers, it is also a wonderful destination for experienced hikers.
Descriptif Le Promontoire mountain hut
The Promontoire hut is the refuge for those tackling routes on La Meije, such as Brèche de la Meije or the full Meije traverse to the Refuge de l'Aigle. The climbing begins as soon as you step outside, with breathtaking views of the Vallon des Etançons.
Classification & labels
- Club Alpin Français
- Sustainable development
- Photovoltaic panel
- Rain water collectors
- Independently Managed
- Picnic hampers
- Fireplace / Wood burning stove
- Bunk beds
- Wood available
- Sheets and towels included
- Total capacity: 30
- 9 people minimum
From 15/09/2019 to 13/03/2020, daily.
From 14/03 to 30/05/2020, daily.
From 27/06 to 12/09, daily.
From 13/09/2020 to 12/03/2021, daily.
|CAF member rate per night (from 27/03/2020 to 12/09/2020)||€0||€14,30|
|Night (from 27/03/2020 to 12/09/2020)||€14,30||€28,60|
|Child rate per night (from 27/03/2020 to 12/09/2020)||€15,75|
|Bed and breakfast (from 27/03/2020 to 12/09/2020)||€0||€38,40|
|Picnic to take away (from 27/03/2020 to 12/09/2020)||€0||€10|
|Breakfast (from 27/03/2020 to 12/09/2020)||€0||€9|
|Dinner (from 27/03/2020 to 12/09/2020)||€0||€21|
|Half board (pp) (from 27/03/2020 to 12/09/2020)||€0||€59,40|
|Half-board (child) (from 27/03/2020 to 12/09/2020)||€39,55||€46,55|
|Full board (pp) (from 27/03/2020 to 12/09/2020)||€0||€70,50|
|Full board (child) (from 27/03/2020 to 12/09/2020)||€0||€34|
|Group rate per night (from 27/03/2020 to 12/09/2020)||€0||€23,70|
Tariff and discounts available at http://refugedupromontoire.ffcam.fr/tarifs.html
City tax included: NON
Means of payment
- Chèques Vacances
This service provider also offers
Public transport: By train to Grenoble train station - Coach services from Grenoble coach station to Bourg d'Oisans: 3000 service to Bourg d'Oisans via Vizille or 3030 service to Les Deux Alpes via Bourg d'Oisans. Information and timetables available at www.transisere.fr or by phone (0 820 08 38 38).
From La Bérarde: (Height gain 1380 m, duration 5h)
Walk up to the Refuge du Châtelleret (2h). From Le Châtelleret, carry on up the Étançons valley, crossing the moraines of the ancient glacier. At 2900m, you have two options:
- either the standard, easier route, going east (left uphill) to reach the foot of the glacier then going west (right) along the glacier but without walking on it, until you reach the hut. There are numerous cairns marking the way. At the beginning of the season, snow remains at the top of the ascent to the hut.
- or by a more alpine route (climbing gear essential) by climbing straight up the Promontoire ridge, which is fitted with a via-ferrata type cable.
From La Grave: (Height gain 1110 m, duration 4h30, Rating PD 3b ll P4)
By the Brèche de la Meije, north side, via the Enfetchores (hiking guide and map essential).
After the climb up to the Enfetchores, carry on to the Meije gap (3357m) then go down the south face to the Promontoire hut (belay points and abseils re-equipped in 2011).