A journey in a stone atmosphere at the heart of the valley, giving visitors a better understanding of the glacier landscapes of the Ecrins.
The former Tucket refuge was built in 1886 to replace a shelter below a rock that was used by early mountain-climbers and bears witness to the pioneering age of Alpine mountain-climbing in Vallouise in the second half of the 19th century.
Tips and hints
Summer route: make sure the access road to Pré de Madame Carle is open and that the footbridges over the torrents have been put back.
There has been a charge for parking in the Pré de Madame Carle town car park since 2013.
23 km from L'Argentière-la-Bessée along the D994E, you arrive in Vallouise. Then cross Pelvoux, Ailefroide and take the D204T to Pré de Madame Carle.
ParkingPré Madame Carle
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