Refuge de Font Turbat


More than a refuge, Font Turbat is a world apart in one of the most confidential valleys of Les Ecrins.

Getting there : From the car park of Le Désert en Valjoufrey, take the path going east through the hamlet of Les Charmettes and continue along the brook in the bottom of the valley. You encounter a first waterfall, then the cascade de la Pisse at the place called La Ferrière. After a while you pass close to the cabin of Châtellerat, keep going along the brook in the bottom of the valley. Once arrived at the cabin of La Maye, you almost get to the refuge of Font-Turbat.
High gain : 900m
Walking time : 3h15
Ease of access : difficult
IGN map TOP 25 : 3336ET


From 18/09/2020 to 11/06/2021
Night: 8 €
Child rate per night : 8 €
CAF member rate per night: 8 €
Group rate per night: 8 €.

From 12/06 to 17/09/2021
Night: 18.72 €
Child rate per night : 10.62 €
CAF member rate per night: 5.07 to 9.47 €
Group rate per night: 15.22 €.

Free entry for children < 8 years.
Child entry valid for 8 - 18 years.
Group rate available for > 9 people.

Tourist tax included.

Means of payment
  •  Cheque
  •  Cash
  •  Chèques Vacances


  • Capacity: 45 people

Opening date

From 12/06 to 17/09, daily.

From 18/09 to 11/06, daily.

Dates to be confirmed.


  •  Not accessible in a wheelchair
  •  Sustainable development
  •  Wind turbine
  •  Photovoltaic panel
  •  Board games
  •  Raclette set
  •  Espace de séchage
  •  Beds made on arrival
  •  Booking obligatory
  •  Half-board
  •  Independently Managed
  •  Full-board
  •  Breakfast
  •  Couette
  •  Hand wash basins
  •  Hot showers
  •  Pay shower
  •  Hand wash basins with hot water


Access by car : from the car park of Le Désert en Valjouffrey (Valjouffrey town)
Access by public transport : from Grenoble Transisère 4100 until La Mure/Ganterie, then 4120 until Entraigues, then bus VFD until Valjouffrey (only on Mondays and Wednesdays)

  • Latitude: 44.864870
  • Longitude: 6.178348