Les Bans refuge

at Vallouise-Pelvoux

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  • Despite the relatively low altitude of this small mountain refuge, it has a ‘high mountain’ feel due to the nearby high summits (Jocelme, Aupillous and Bans).

    Out of season, the refuge is open but not manned. For groups, it is possible to reserve a warden. Requests to be made to the wardens.
  • Deals
    Access to the Bans mountain refuge is easy. It will take 1½ to 2 hours to walk there (460 m climb) from the Entraygues car park approximately 10 km from Vallouise. (By car from Vallouise, go to and drive through Le Villard, continue up the magnificent Onde valley to the car park). To start, cross a typical gravel area that leads to the first steep section that in turn leads you to cross a larch forest. As you leave the wood, you enter a valley of waterfalls and streams. It is possible to see the refuge from here, on the headland in the distance. This relatively flat valley means that the walk to the Bans refuge is open to children and people who do not have much training. About half-way there you will go past the tadpole pond, which is an ideal spot to have a short break. Finally, to reach the refuge, skirt the rocky headland to the back on the recently renewed path. This last portion is short but slightly steeper. It is the deserving aspect of the Bans refuge. Once you are up there, you will be able to admire the valley that you have climbed from above.
  • Environment
    • In the mountains
  • Capacity
    • Accommodation :  22 Person(s)
  • Spoken languages
    • English
  • Documentation
Services
  • Activities
    • Climbing
    • Hiking
    • Climbing sports
    • Snowshoes
  • Amenities
    • Fireplace / Wood burning stove
    • Bunk beds
    • Kitchen - kitchenette
    • Hot showers
  • Equipment
    • Terrace
    • Restaurant
    • Solar hot water
    • Waste management
    • Photovoltaic panel
    • Cheese fondue set
    • Shady terrace
  • Services
    • Independently Managed
    • Breakfast
    • Half-board
Rates
Payment methods
  • Cheque
  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Cash
Openings
Openings
  • From January 1, 2019 until June 15, 2019
    * Refuge d'hiver ouvert et non gardé
  • From September 16, 2019 until June 15, 2020
    * Refuge d'hiver ouvert et non gardé
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