Access to the parking
You can drive to les Chapieux via :
- Bourg Saint-Maurice : if you come from Albertville or Italia for exemple. Follow the D902 heading to the Cormet de Roselend. 5km before the top, turn right to les Chapieux.
- the Cormet de Roselend : if you come from Megève, Chamonix, Saint-Gervais,… From Beaufort, follow the D902 until the Cormet de Roselend, then drive down towards Bourg Saint-Maurice. 5km after the top, turn left to les Chapieux.
After les Chapieux, a 7km narrow road leads you to the parking des Lanchettes (which is the end of the road).
CAUTION! During summer traffic is prohibited from 8:30am to 5:30pm. You might be checked by the police.
From les Chapieux, the best way to join the parking remains the shuttle. You can also walk to the parking : it takes 1h30 to 2h00 from les Chapieux.
The shuttle service serves the valley from the beginning of July to the end of August. It stops to la Ville des Glaciers (20 times a day), les Mottets and les Lanchettes (5 times a day). 3,50€/person, free for children under 12 years old.
From les Chapieux it’s a 1h30-2h00 walk to join the parking des Lanchettes. If you take the shuttles until la Ville des Glaciers, it’s only 30-45min. Then, from the parking, it take 2h-2h30 to reach the refuge.
Further informations here