The Refuge de la Blanche is situated at 2499m, 10km from the highest village in France, Saint Veran. It is the perfect refuge for access to the beautiful Queyras Regional Nature Park, a mecca for ski tourers in winter and a walkers and mountaineers in summer.
The refuge has been entirley refurbished into a fully functioning modern refuge with excellent facilities including hot showers, running water and toilets! It is self sufficient and uses solar power and hydraulic power for energy and natural spring water for it's water source. Resources are precious in a refuge so please respect them.
There are seven dormitories in total sleeping between 4 and 10 people. They are nicely arranged with traditional alpine bunks and sheets and blankets. Please note a sleeping bag liner is recommended as bedding cannot be washed after every guest in a refuge.
There is a bar and restaurant serving refreshments throughout the day and the food is very good - you will be amazed what can be rustled up at 2500m. Overnighters will be treated to a good evening meal on a set menu and breakfast.
Francois and his team will give you a warm welcome at the Refuge de La Blanche between January and April and June and September.
Facilities and equipment included:
Bar, Blankets, Open Fire or Wood Burner, Restaurant, Sun Terrace
Facilities and equipment at extra charge: