The word "Châtelleret" means "small castle". This large stone house was built on the very place where Pierre Gaspard bivouacked the night before he conquered La Meije. The hut nestles at the heart of the Vallon des Etançons and is surrounded by breathtaking rugged and unspoilt landscapes.
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Description: Mountain hut Le Châtelleret

Easily accessible.

The Vallon of Etançons is a mecca of ski touring. From discovery to more alpine circuits, everyone will be happy.
Departure in Star from the refuge or in transit with different raids of Tour de la Meije, the guardian of refuge will accompany you in your journey. With snowshoes, hikers will also enjoy the valley on a day or spend the night in the mountains.
Snacks served all day.


Tartiflette (speciality cheese-and-potato dish) with prior booking.


  1. Terrace
  2. Defibrillator
  3. Photovoltaic panel
  4. Sustainable development


  1. Breakfast
  2. Half-board
  3. Restaurant
  4. Picnic hampers
  5. Independently Managed

Opening periods

From 01/06 to 08/06, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

From 15/06 to 07/09, daily.


Night: 20.70 €
Child rate per night (8-17 years): 11.40 €
CAF member rate per night: 10.35 €
Breakfast: 7 €
Dinner: 20 €
Half board (pp): 47.70 €
Picnic to take away: 10 €.

Group rate available for > 9 people.

Tariff and discounts available at
Heating fee in addition winter.

Tax not included.

Payment Methods

  1. Cheque
  2. Chèques Vacances
  3. Cash


An easy path leads to the hut in about 2 hrs and then continues towards Refuge du Promontoire. The starting point for many mountaineering routes such as: Col and Tête du Replat, Pic Nord des Cavales. Located inside the park; dogs are NOT permitted, even if they are on leash.

Mountain hut Le Châtelleret
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