Refuge de la Pra


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.

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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

A votre arrivée au refuge, soyez calme et discret, il y a des chiens de protection de troupeau sur l'alpage de La Pra durant l'été.
Les chiens ne sont donc pas acceptés au refuge.


Means of payment
  • Cash
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Check

From 16/03 to 27/04/2024
Night: 12.75 to 25.50 €
Child rate per night : 14.05 to 20.40 €
CAF member rate per night: 6.40 to 12.75 €
Picnic to take away: 11 €
Half board (pp): 42.25 to 55 €
Half-board (child) : 19 to 47.40 €
Group rate per night: from 20.40 €
Shower: 3 €
Tourist taxes: 0.50 €.

From 28/04 to 06/06/2024
Night: 8 €.

From 07/06 to 21/09/2024
Night: 13 to 26 €
Child rate per night : 14.30 to 20.80 €
CAF member rate per night: 6.50 to 13 €
Picnic to take away: 11 €
Half board (pp): 42.25 to 55 €
Half-board (child) : 19 to 47.40 €
Group rate per night: from 20.80 €
Shower: 3 €
Tourist taxes: 0.50 €.

Free entry for children < 3 years.
Child entry valid for 4 - 8 years.
Group rate available for > 9 people.

Tax not included.

Réservation obligatoire

Opening periods

From 16/03 to 27/04, daily.

From 28/04 to 06/06, daily.

From 07/06 to 21/09/2024, daily.

Dates to be confirmed. Subject to snow conditions.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets refused
  • Terrace
  • Type: Old building
  • Capacity: 74 people


Access by car : 1/ from Freydière (Revel town, at 2h30 walk) 2/ from Chamrousse (at 3h30 walk).
Access by public transport : Transisère 6010 from Grenoble to Recoin (Chamrousse town).

  • Latitude: 45.161189
  • longitude: 5.944312


  • Mountain location
  • High mountain
  • Close to GR footpath
  • Presence of livestock and guard dogs

Good deal

Alpinisme : Grand Pic de Belledonne - Traversée des 3 Pics - Dents du Loup - Grande Lauzière - Grande Lance de Domère
Randonnée : Croix de Belledonne - GR 549 - traversée du massif Grande Lauzière - Grande Lance de Domère - Grand Colon
Escalade : Galeteau
Pêche : lacs du Doménon, Crozet, David, Merlat, Longet, ...

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