Refuge du Lac de la Grande Lechere

Saint François Longchamp

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.


  • 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


  • Bunk beds
  • Hot showers

In the surroundings

  • Lake view
  • Mountain location


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 €.

Reception capacity

Global capacity : 39

Payment methods

  • Cheque Cheque
  • Cash Cash

Opening Time

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

Spoken languages

  • German German
  • English English
  • French French

Tourisme adapté

  • 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

Type de clientèle

  • Groups
  • Home school groups


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.

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Refuge du Lac de la Grande Léchère
Lac de la Grande Léchère
Montgellafrey village
73130 Saint François Longchamp
09 74 77 68 72 Website Contacter le prestataire
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