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Refuge du Carro (FFCAM)

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The highest refuge of Savoie, ideal for acclimatization nights before going to the Mont Blanc or the Grand Paradis.


A "solid" refuge on a large flat area, near two lakes, but in a high mountain site with nearby glaciers, and facing the long border ridge of the Levannas.
At an altitude of 2760m, in the wilderness of the Vanoise, the Carro refuge welcomes you, nestled between the white lake and the black lake, facing the glacial massif of the Albaron.
The guards welcome you for family hikes or climbs facing the Grand Paradis!


  • Off-limits room
  • Common sanitary facilities
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Coach parking
  • Dry toilets
  • Waste management
  • Photovoltaic panel

Complementary welcome

Lunch service : reservation recommended and appreciated.

Bivouac : only on reservation (limited places).


  • Kitchen area
  • Hot showers
  • Paying showers


  • In the mountains
  • G.R. Itinerary within 1 km


Guarding (from 04/03/2023 to 08/05/2023 included and from 17/06/2023 to 17/09/2023 included)
Adult night 25€/pers.
Youth overnight stay From 13.75€/pers.
Overnight stay for children Free
Half board adults 32€/pers.
Half board children 26€/pers.
See details and rates for overnight stays (groups, FFCAM members, others...) and half-board on the website

Excluding babysitting
Overnight stay 8€/person/night

Methods of payment

  • Check
  • Species

Opening period

Du 14/02 au 07/05/2024, tous les jours.

Du 08/05 au 16/06/2024, tous les jours.
Refuge non gardé : Local hivernal ouvert (18 places) sauf indication contraire (voir le site internet

Du 17/06 au 15/09/2024, tous les jours.

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French
  • Italian


Access by public transport : Modane SNCF station. Road connection: bus from Modane to Bonneval-sur-Arc. Information and reservations Altibus - Tel. 08 20 22 74 13 or Tel. 0 820 205 330 regular line M12 - Bonneval-sur Arc Tourism Office Tel. 04 79 05 95 95
You park your car at the Ecot parking lot then follow the dirt road of the "la Duis" valley (you are entering the Vanoise National Park: no motorized vehicles are allowed).
At the place called "La Tulière", take the small path on the left (be careful: the sign is small!).
The path goes up the mountain pastures, passes on the stone bridge at the foot of the Montet waterfall and then meets the balcony path to reach the refuge.

Additional reservation

Reservations are required if you wish to spend the night at the refuge.


Animals accepted : No

Refuge du Carro (FFCAM)
73480 Bonneval-sur-Arc