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Périod of opening

All year round.
On booking.
Closed during Fall: see website.


Refuge du Lac de la Grande Léchère

Lac de la Grande Léchère

Montgellafrey village

Motorway access: A43, exit 26 "La Chambre" follow the roadsign Col de la Madeleine then Montgellafrey village. The Col de la Madeleine is closed in winter and the road between the village Montgellafrey and Saint-François Longchamp. Special equipment are required in case of snow). Train Station access : Train station "Saint-Avre / La Chambre". Airport access: Lyon, Chambery, Grenoble, Geneva. In summer, you can park nearby.

73130 Saint-François-Longchamp

T�l: 09 74 77 68 72

T�l: 06 61 16 97 31


Night: 18 €
Child rate per night: 16 €
CAF member rate per night: 17 €
Bed and breakfast: 26 €
Breakfast: 8 €
Breakfast (child): 8 €
Dinner: 22 €
Half-board (child): 26 to 38 €
Full board (child): 30 to 46 €
Picnic to take away: 12 €.

Medthods of payment :



Refuge du Lac de la Grande Lechere

On the enchanting site of Lac de la grande Léchère, the shelter welcomes you for a snack, a meal or a night ..

In winter: Departure from Saint françois Longchamp 2h30 in snowshoeing or ski touring, other departure from the hamlet the Mollaret to Montgellfrey 1 hour of rando.

In summer: Departure of multiple itineraries and hiking trails for all levels.Take a moment to come and test our orientation courses (free).
Restoration house with fresh products. 2 hours walk from Saint François Longchamp (Replat) or 5 minutes from the car park of the refuge.

The Refuge sleeps up to 34 guests in 6 bedrooms and and dormitories from 4 to 8 beds.


Services & Équipment


  • Bunk beds
  • Hot showers


  • Terrace
  • Sustainable development
  • Restaurant
  • Hydroelectric power plant
  • Cheese fondue set


  • Independently Managed
  • Full-board
  • Half-board
  • Guarded refuge in winter
  • Refuge guarded in winter by reservation only

Informations pratiques





Mountain location