Refuge du Grenairon

Refuge du Grenairon

SIXT FER A CHEVAL - Altitude: 1950 m - Capacity: 60 People
Opening period: Open from 15 June 2024 to 15 September 2024

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The Refuge du Grenairon, built in 1910, was one of the first refuges in the Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval municipality.

At 1,950 m above sea-level it offers a fabulous 360° panorama: Mont Buet, Mont Blanc, the Fiz Massif, the Giffre Valley...

And lying at the gateway to the Sixt nature reserve, it offers an opportunity to observe the local wildlife: ibex, bearded vultures, marmots...

It is a night-stop for those on a hiking tour or heading for the summits:
Tour des Fiz, Tour du Ruan, Tour du Haut Giffre, Tour du Mont Buet, Tour des Aiguilles Rouges, Tour du Pays du Mont Blanc, Mont Buet, Cheval Blanc...

Whether with the family or with friends, the Refuge du Grenairon is accessible to everyone, during the day or for an evening.

During the day we offer a menu of home-made main courses and desserts, in the evening a meal ideally suited to walkers, to forget those tired legs!

The Chèvrerie de l'Alpage du Grenairon also offers their goat cheeses produced on-site.


In Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, head towards the village of Salvagny and the Cascade du Rouget waterfall (D29) - you have a choice of 3 routes

- in the hamlet of La Maison Neuve turn left and continue to climb to the hamlet of Passy, alt. 1,110 m - car park

Take the track (suitable for motor vehicles) to the Croix des Vagnys, alt. 1,334 m.
Continue along the path on the right, as far as the junction with the Sentier des Gardes, alt. 1,400 m.
Continue along this path until you reach the refuge.

Allow 2 1/2 hours
Total climb 840 m.
Warning: the route may be difficult during a thunderstorm

- After Salvagny, turn left and continue to climb to the car park at La Feulatière, alt. 896 m.

* Walking up via Les Crépines (suitable for motor vehicles)
Allow 3 hours
Total climb 1,050 m.

* Via the Sentier des Gardes (La Feulatière, Nant Sec) a picturesque route offering a view over the Giffre valley.
Allow 3 hours
Total climb 1,050 m.
Warning: the route may be difficult during a thunderstorm
From the Châtelet d'Ayères refuge - 9 hour hike
From the Moëde Anterne refuge via Mont Buet - 9 hour hike
From the Moëde Anterne refuge via the Combe d'Anterne - 7 hour hike
From the Pierre à Bérard refuge via Mont Buet - 7 1/2 hour hike


Officially approved refuge for children under the age of 18 years and school groups


Prices 2024

Half Board FOR 2 PEOPLE with their heads in the stars = 150 €
Half-Board for adults = 50 €
Half-Board for children under 12 years = 37 €
Half-Board AMM Guide = 33 €
Overnight accommodation only: 17€
Packed lunch = 15 €
Hire of sheet sleeping bag = 4 €
Shower = 3,50 €
All our prices include all taxes.

Additional information

Special menus available by prior booking: vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-free, etc.
The evening meal is served at 7.00 pm
Breakfast is served from 5.30 am to 7.30 am
Indoor slippers available
The electricity at the refuge is provided by solar panels, charging electrical devices is therefore limited.
We do everything possible to reduce our waste, the packaging for our packed lunches is biodegradable.
We ask you to take all your waste down with you.
Cécile & Patrice LAVOCAT
Refuge du Grenairon Lieu-dit Le Grenairon 74740 Sixt Fer à Cheval
Tel. (during the season): 00 33 (0)4 50 34 47 31
Latitude: 46.032330000000002
Longitude: 6.7982889999999996


Half Board, Picnic, Upon reservation, Lunchtime meal, Evening meal, Breakfast, Free tap water, Hot water for Thermos

Services offered

Area for drying clothes, Dining area, Paid for hot showers, Extra sheets, Weather information


Dining Area, Bar, Terrace

Languages spoken

French, English


Handicapped access

Payment methods

Cash, Holiday Vouchers

Services located close by

Bus, Taxi, Bakers, Grocers, Cash machine, bank, Tourist Office
Communauté de Communes Pays du Mont-Blanc
Vallée de Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Espace Mont-Blanc
Les Houches Mont-Blanc
L'assemblée des Pays de Savoie
Vallorcine Mont-Blanc
Les Contamines
Passy Mont-Blanc
Saint Gervais
Servoz  Mont-Blanc
Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
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