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.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 3335OTPeriod of opening : From 08/06 to 18/09, daily.
From 19/09 to 07/06, daily.
Dates to be confirmed. Subject to snow conditions.Prices : From 08/06 to 18/09/2022
Night: 12.50 to 25 €
Child rate per night : 13.75 to 20 €
CAF member rate per night: 6.25 to 12.50 €
Bed and breakfast: 19 to 29.50 €
Half board (pp): 42 to 54.50 €
Half-board (child) : 19 to 46 €
Group rate per night: from 20 €
Shower: 3 €
Picnic to take away: 11 €
Tourist taxes: 0.50 €.
From 19/09/2022 to 07/06/2023
Night: 8 €.
Free entry for children < 3 years.
Child entry valid for 4 - 8 years.
Group rate available for > 9 people.
Tax not included.
Access : 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).