Panoramic view, refuge, Alpine pastures and marmots

Entre-Deux-Eaux's Refuge Val-Cenis


Departing from Val-Cenis (73500)
Average length : 03h30
Distance : 12km
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 330m
Altitude max : 2378m
Vertical drop : 330m

Map references

Map and booklet "Walks and Hikes Haute Maurienne Vanoise" (sold for €4 at the Tourist Office)

Further informations

Stone, Ground, Grit

Take the path to the right of the car park. After a short climb, it levels out and takes you to the Plan du Lac refuge (overnight accommodation and meals). Walk along the banks of the Plan du Lac fishing lake, then take the path leading down to St Barthélémy Chapel. Continue downhill (the path become steeper) in the same direction until you eventually cross the bridge and go uphill again on a track which leads to the Entre-Deux-Eaux refuge (overnight accommodation and meals).
It is possible to get to Entre-Deux-Eaux and back by shuttle bus. The path up to the Vanoise Pass takes 2 hours and 15 minutes from the refuge.


Free access.


Animals not allowed
Languages spoken : French
Languages of documentation : French
Not adapted to strollers

Period of practice

From 15/06 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


Parking de Bellecombe Termignon 73500 Val-Cenis
Departing from : Val-Cenis (73500)
Latitude : 45.328767 - Longitude : 6.829374

Park in the Bellecombe car park. In the summer season, it is possible to take the Val Cenis Termignon - Entre-Deux-Eaux bus line and get off at the "Bellecombe" stop.

More informations

Information update on 28/07/2022 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise