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Here you will find links and maps to download for hikes.

And yes, we are a refuge, access is therefore on foot !
In case of specific requests requiring a 4x4 vehicle,

please contact us by phone beforehand.

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

Outside this period, reception is possible there for groups of a minimum of 8 people, on request.

In all cases, due to the limited capacity of the refuge (16 places), a
booking is necessary !

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

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.

Maps to download