For a stopover or simply to have a good time, the refuges of the "Vallée des Belleville" welcome you for a meal, a snack or an overnight stay.


The refuges of the "Vallée des Belleville"


The Lac du Lou refuge


This refuge is located in a small valley, free of ski lifts, on the edge of the largest lake in the Belleville Valley.

Open from June 15th to September 15th

32 beds, half board

Contact: +33 (0)7 70 22 86 79 / /


The Gitamelon refuge


On the way to the Grand Perron des Encombres, the Gittamelon refuge welcomes you to an authentic little mountain village. Accessible on foot, by mountain bike and by car via the signposted Encombres route or by taking the Planlebon footpath.

In a mountain setting, the Gittamelon refuge offers local goat's cheese and Savoyard specialities which you will enjoy during a convivial evening.

Open from July 1st to August 31th

18 beds, half board

Contact: +33 (0)6 76 43 28 12 / +33 (0)6 63 78 75 28 / /


The "Trait d'union" refuge


Above the village of Saint Marcel, in a place called Danchet, the refuge is accessible by the Saint-Martin cable car or on foot. In love with her mountain and driven by the desire to share this unique place with others, Viviane Hudry became a refuge keeper. She offers authentic Savoyard cuisine and 3 very cosy rooms.

Open from July 18th to October 16th

2 rooms for 2 people, 1 room for 4 people

Half board or full board

Evenings and nights only, on reservation.

July - August: every day, September - October: weekends

Contact: +33 (0)7 70 28 85 77 / /


The Plan Lombardie refuge


After only 15 minutes by car from the village of Saint Jean, a 30 to 40 minute walk awaits you. The Plan Lombardie refuge is very easy to reach on a gravel path and is situated in a wild and unspoilt valley. You can come and eat there (lunch and dinner), experience a night in a refuge, or organise an event.

Open from May to October

21 beds, half board

Contact: +33 (0)9 82 12 43 08 / /

Night in a refuge with access to hiking or glacier hiking with La Maison des Guides et de La Montagne


After the effort, the comfort! You will be warmly welcomed in one of the refuges of the Vanoise National Park or the Grand Paradis National Park.

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La Maison des guides et de la montagne
La Maison des guides et de la montagne de VAL THORENS is a small company of trekking guides, UIAGM ski & mountain guides and ski instructors,(specialized in ski-touring, backcountry skiing and OFF-PISTE as well as in ice climbing) who offer to guide you and make you share their passion for mountains and skiing ! Open 365 days per year, we guide and teach from November to June in Val THORENS 3 Valleys, even all MAY & June where the ski resorts are closed! We are able to guide and TEACH in english, spanish, portuguese, russian, french, italian, german…