Mountain Hut “de L’Aigle” (FFCAM)

Situated at 3450 m above the Romanche valley, The Refuge de l'Aigle (Eagle refuge) is attached to the Eagle Rock, in one of the most extraordinary sites in Oisans, near the North face of La Meije mountain.

Descriptif Mountain Hut “de L’Aigle” (FFCAM)

At the heart of the Ecrins National Park, in the municipality of La Grave, at 3450m altitude, "the Eagle Mountain Hut" is owned for over a century club of legendary shelters.

The Eagle is one of the oldest mountain hut built by the French Federation of Alpine Clubs and Mountain (FFCAM) and managed by the French Alpine Club of Briançon.

It holds a unique place in the history of French mountaineering and reminds to insiders and passionate climbers, that Pierre Gaspard, achieve the summit of La Meije and its edges in 1877.

A night at the Eagle is synonymous with a powerful and moving experience.


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

Classification & labels

  • Club Alpin Français


  • Sustainable development
  • Waste management


  • Independently Managed
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant


  • Bunk beds
  • kitchen corner

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French


  • Total capacity: 30
  • 9 people minimum


From 06/06 to 22/09/2020, daily.

From 23/09/2020 to 15/03/2021, daily.

Dates to be confirmed.

Dates to be confirmed


Night : from 15,15€ to 30,30 € Breakfast : 8,50 € Dinner : 24,50 €
Price Min. Max.
Night (from 06/06/2020 to 22/09/2020) €15,15 €30,30
CAF member rate per night (from 06/06/2020 to 22/09/2020) €7,60 €15,15
Breakfast (from 06/06/2020 to 22/09/2020) €8,50
Dinner (from 06/06/2020 to 22/09/2020) €24,50

From September 23rd to March 15th = Winter refuge

City tax included: NON

Means of payment

  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash

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Location supplement

Train to Grenoble or Briancon, then by bus to Villar d'Arene.
Bus information line:, Tel: 0821202203

The refuge is accessible only to mountaineers by its length (1800 m elevation, 5:30 to 6 hours walking up ) and difficulties (glacial and rocky passages) such access constitutes in itself an F. mountain running difficulty .