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The observatory and the refuge are open each year
from May the 1st to September 30th.

Outside this period, the reception is possible for groups of a minimum of

8 people, on request.

In any case, due to the limited capacity of the refuge (16 places),

a booking is necessary !

Considering the increasing number of requests for the high season, we strongly advise you to make your reservation request


For any booking request or other information, thank you for completing the contact form below :

Mount Chiran observatory


Joseph Mordelet,

le Village

04270 BEYNES

Tel: +33 (0)6 89 45 03 19

>> By SMS in case of no response <<

To know

It can be cold at the Chiran, even in the middle of summer (1905 metres above sea level !). Take enough clothing to cover yourself:

long pants, sweater and minimum windproof.

Sheets are not provided, bring your own sleeping bag or a duvet. Blankets are provided on the spot.


If you have one, take a headlamp.

Water is very rare up there, therefore there is no shower. At the top of the mountain there is no source, we only have rainwater, and it does not rain often in the area !

Plan to take drinkable water.

Mineral water is on sale at the refuge.