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Refuge Bois

The refuge is located next to the Vanoise National Park, reached by car in winter and summer.

Refuge Refuge Bois Champagny-en-Vanoise


Champagny-en-Vanoise (73350)
Animals not allowed

This refuge at the entrance of the Vanoise national park is accessible summer and winter by road (parking nearby - buses 50 places allowed).

Sleeping in dormitories, partitioned for your comfort in "boxes" (cabins closed by curtain) of 4 single bunk beds. Duvets and pillow cases provided. It is recommended to bring your own personal cloth.
Sanitary (separation Men / Women) with washbasins and individual showers. Bathroom linen not provided.
If it is possible, we award a complete box even if you are 1, 2, or 3 people, without extra charge.

Beautiful dining room with 80 seats (+ terrace)
Possible access to a pic-nic room.

It offers wheelchair access to the dining room and accessible toilets.
Graceful loans of an all-way module and 3 audio guides for people with motor and visual disabilities.

Accreditation by the Departmental Education of Savoie for the reception of the schoolchildren.

Animation / projection / seminar room for 35/40 people, with video-projection equipment
Animations proposed by the Vanoise national Parc every summer.

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    NEARBY :
    - Espace Glacialis "Discovering the glaciers": museographic space partner of the Vanoise National Park - 100 meters from the refuge.
    Suggested itineraries:

    - Refuge and lake of "la Glière": 2h - Marmots and landscapes.
    - Col du Palet: 5h - Glaciers and marmots.
    - Lac des Echines: 3h30 - Panorama on the glaciers, chamois and marmots.
    - Tour du Merle: 2h - Forests and views of the valley of Bozel and Champagny.
    - Refuge of "le Plan des Gouilles": 2h30 - Forest and beautiful wild landscape.
    - Pointe de la Vélière: loop 5h30 - Belvedere on the glaciers.

    - Tour de la Vallaisonnay (2/3 days)
    - Tour de le Grande Casse (4/5 days)
    - Grand Tour de la Vanoise (7/10 days, depending on variants)
    - Via Ferrata du Plan du Bouc (fairly easy) and the Big Stones (very difficult).
    - Tree climbing in Canada

    - Artificial ice climbing tour: initiation activity or free access.
    - ski cross-country resort of Champagny le Haut.
    - Activity initiation dogs sledges
    - Ski area of La Plagne / Paradiski 5 km (free shuttle)


    From 16/12/2023 to 28/04/2024
    Night: from 25 €
    Child rate per night: from 15 €
    CAF member rate per night: from 25 €
    Breakfast: from 8.50 €
    Breakfast (child): from 8.50 €
    Picnic to take away: from 13 €
    Dinner: from 28 €
    Half board (pp): 24 to 61 €
    Group rate per night: from 25 €.

    From 01/06 to 30/09/2024
    Night: from 20 €
    Child rate per night: from 12 €
    CAF member rate per night: from 20 €
    Breakfast: from 8.50 €
    Breakfast (child): from 8.50 €
    Picnic to take away: from 13 €
    Dinner: from 28 €
    Half board (pp): 24 to 54 €
    Group rate per night: from 25 €.

    Prices for individuals, families, seminaries, groups and students.

    Tax not included.

    Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Travellers Cheque, Cash, Credit transfer, Online payment


    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : German, English, French
    Languages of documentation : French


    From 16/12/2023 to 28/04/2024, daily.

    From 01/06 to 30/09/2024, daily.

    • Coach access
    • Full-board
    • Breakfast
    • Shuttlebus
    • Wi-fi
    • Half-board
    • Restaurant
    • Picnic hampers
    • Guarded refuge in winter
    • Covered picnic area
    • Bar
    • Terrace
    • Car park
    • Defibrillator
    • Sustainable development
    • Restaurant
    • Coach parking
    • Waste management
    • Charging station for 2 electric wheels
    • No-smoking
    • Baby equipment
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared WC
    • Bunk beds
    • Free private internet access
    • Hot showers
    • Fridge


    Total capacity of the units of accommodations : 60

    Dormitories numer +10 persons : 2

    Types of accommodations : Recent building


    126 rue Michel Ruffier-Lanche Hameau Le Bois Champagny le Haut 73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise

    • Visual disability
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
    • Doors >=77 cm wide
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Shower with seat + adequate space to move
    • Bed, WC… between 45-50 cm high
    • Bed (90 cm) accessible from at least one side
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
    • Incline >5% but reasonable
    • Relief map, tactile model or audio device description available at the reception
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
    Motor Disability

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    Information update on 17/05/2024 by Parc National de la Vanoise