Le Promontoire mountain hut

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.

Types

  • Refuge

Classification & labels

  • Club Alpin Français

Facilities

  • Defibrillator
  • Sustainable development
  • Outhouse
  • Photovoltaic panel
  • Rain water collectors

Services

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

Comforts

  • Fireplace / Wood burning stove
  • Bunk beds
  • Wood available
  • Sheets and towels included
  • Fridge

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Capacity

  • Total capacity: 30
  • 9 people minimum

Opening

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.

Prices

CAF member rate per night : until 14,30 € Night : from 14,30€ to 28,60 € Child rate per night : 15,75 € Bed and breakfast : until 38,40 € Picnic to take away : until 10 € Breakfast : until 9 € Dinner : until 21 € Half board (pp) : until 59,40 € Half-board (child) : from 39,55€ to 46,55 € Full board (pp) : until 70,50 € Full board (child) : until 34 € Group rate per night : until 23,70 €
Price Min. Max.
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

  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash

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Le Châtelleret mountain hut

Le Châtelleret mountain hut

Location supplement

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).