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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 ..

Refuge Refuge du Lac de la Grande Lechere Saint François Longchamp


Saint François Longchamp (73130)

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.

    1 6


    Night: 15 €
    Child rate per night: 12 €
    CAF member rate per night: from 15 €
    Bed and breakfast: 23 €
    Breakfast: 8 €
    Breakfast (child): 8 €
    Dinner: 20 €
    Half-board (child): 10 to 28 €
    Full board (child): 16 to 38 €
    Picnic to take away: from 10 €.

    Methods of payment accepted : Check, Cash


    Languages spoken : German, English, French
    Languages of documentation : French

    Quilts are provided but you must proved a sleeping bag liner, which may be hired on site.


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

    • Independently Managed
    • Full-board
    • Half-board
    • Guarded refuge in winter
    • Refuge guarded in winter by reservation only
    • Terrace
    • Sustainable development
    • Restaurant
    • Hydroelectric power plant
    • Cheese fondue set
    • Bunk beds
    • Hot showers
    • Activity


    Total capacity of the units of accommodations : 39

    Dormitories numer 4/9 persons : 7

    Dormitories numer +10 persons : 1


    Lac de la Grande Léchère Montgellafrey 73130 Saint François Longchamp

    Motorway access: A43, exit 26 "La Chambre" follow the roadsign Col de la Madeleine then Montgellafrey village. (BE CAREFUL 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.

    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Doors >=77 cm wide
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

    More informations

    Information update on 04/11/2021 by Office de Tourisme de Saint François Longchamp