Refuge de Turia
Sheer slope, typical mountain village dominated by inaccessible glaciers which seem to touch the sky... A route full of personality, at the gates of the high mountain.
High above, there nestles a charmingly unspoilt refuge, barely disturbed by the silent flight of the golden eagle.
Christian Balais, Vanoise National Park ranger
Balcony overlooking Mont Blanc
The spotted nutcracker, guest of the conifer forests.
Barbs and woodpeckers
Martagon lily, pick with your eyes only.
Cousset and Fenil: forgotten alpine pastures
The black grouse and forest boundary
Heather moors and alpine clubmoss
The chamois, a compendium of wild fauna
Cowbells in the alpine pasture
The imprint of the glaciers
A rustic and friendly refuge
From Chantel car park, take the vehicle track on the right. About 100 m after 2 successive hairpin bends, the track turns into a trail. After the passage of the Cousset stream, the trail meanders while climbing through the forest. Follow the trail leading to the mountain pastures as far as the hamlet of Cousset, which you then pass. A signpost for ""Cousset 2015 m"" awaits you upstream of the buildings. There is about a 1 hour walk following the trail, with no intersection. To return, follow the trail in the opposite way."
Access and parking
On the D902 between Sainte-Foy Tarentaise and the Tignes dam, take the small road in the direction of the village of Gurraz. Cross the hamlet (narrow street) and park at its exit on the right (Parking).
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