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Refuge de la Pra

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  • At 2100 meters, the refuge of La Pra, close to the many clear lakes of the Massif Belledonne, will delight anglers, hikers and families. La Pra is also a wonderful pasture where you can encounter marmots, wild sheep and ibex.

  • Getting there :
    1/ at the car park of Pré Raymond, take the forest road then a trail to the left (southeast). Some laces lead you to an almost horizontal path that allows you to get out of the forest. Cross the stream before reaching the dam and the Lac du Crozet. Follow the path along the lake and walk up the valley of Mercier to the Col de la Pra. At the mountain pass, turn right (south) and get to the refuge located 5 minutes from the Col de la Pra.

    2/ In Chamrousse, from the car park...
    Getting there :
    1/ at the car park of Pré Raymond, take the forest road then a trail to the left (southeast). Some laces lead you to an almost horizontal path that allows you to get out of the forest. Cross the stream before reaching the dam and the Lac du Crozet. Follow the path along the lake and walk up the valley of Mercier to the Col de la Pra. At the mountain pass, turn right (south) and get to the refuge located 5 minutes from the Col de la Pra.

    2/ In Chamrousse, from the car park at the foot of the Grande Aiguille, follow the GR of Pays then pass between the lakes (path GR 738). Climb back up slightly before descending into the valley of l'Echaillon. Leave on your left the path to the waterfalls of l'Oursière, then on your right the path to the lake David. Climb back to Lake Leama and reach lakes Longet and Claret. Climb to the ledge where you will find the refuge.
    3/ At the Recoin de Chamrousse, take the path GR 738 to reach the lakes Robert. Then follow the same itinerary as the one by the Croix de Chamrousse.
    High gain : 740m/400m
    Walking time : 3h30/4h
    Ease of access :
    IGN map : Top 25 3335OT
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Openings
  • From June 8, 2022 until September 18, 2022
    Opened Everyday
    * Refuge gardé
  • From September 19, 2022 until June 7, 2023
    Opened Everyday
    * Refuge d'hiver non gardé
  • * Dates to be confirmed Subject to snow conditions