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Refuge Buffère

Nevache - Altitude : 2076 m - Capacity : 30 People
winter, from December 26 to April 20, 2021 (closed from January 3 to 15, 2021)
summer, from June 14 to September 19, 2021

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Former alpine chalet comfortably rehabilitated by us, nestled in the heart of the Buffère valley at an altitude of 2076m. 30 places in rooms of 2, 4 or 6 beds equipped with duvets, 3 bathrooms with hot showers, 3 toilets and a dry toilet outside, a living room with games and library.
In summer only, 12 more places in the comfortable Marguianne chalet in rooms with 1, 2, 3 or 5 beds.
The cuisine is healthy and refined, we take special care, we mainly use products of organic and / or local origin.

Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.


Many combinations allow pleasant day or half-day outings if your goal is refuge.
From Névache Ville Haute, cross the Clarée at the Pont de l'Outre, go up it on the right bank, walk along the magnificent Desbaret waterfall then access the Rately bridge. Leave it to the right by continuing on the GR57 (red / white markers), climb quickly through a beautiful larch tree to the hamlet of Serre allowing you to contemplate the Valley, from here the progression is then smoother, until Buffère refuge.
- Just above the village, you can climb to the left via the Vallon de Cristol, taking after a sustained climb in the forest shortly before 2100 m the beautiful balcony path of Côte Rouge allowing you to reach the Buffère refuge in 2h30.
From the Serre Chevalier Valley, from Monétier les Bains (4h) by the GR50 or from the St Joseph sheepfold on the Col du Granon road (2h30) join the Col de Buffère by the Chemin du Roy then descend the Buffère valley to the refuge.

From Névache Ville Haute take the snow-covered and groomed Haute Vallée de la Clarée road (do not take the right bank path of the Clarée and especially not the red coast path which presents avalanche risks), after passing the chapels Bon Secours and Ste Barbe turn left at the Buffère refuge sign, cross the Clarée at the Rately bridge and climb up in a larch wood, following the trail of ascent to the refuge regularly maintained by the keepers.


Half-board winter 2021, € 48 (evening meal, overnight stay, breakfast and shower)
In addition, Tourist tax + 18 years old: 0.60 €
children -12 years old, € 38 and children -5 years old, € 31.
The lunch-box (house salad, charcuterie sandwich, cheese, cake, compote, fruit and chocolate) 12 €
Snack (charcuterie sandwich, cheese, cake, compote, fruit and chocolate) € 9.50
And also at noon at the refuge,
Our small and large hiking meals,
Our salads, our omelets, our homemade pastries ...
Prepared with organic and / or local products!
DEVALLE Guillaume & FRANCOU Aude
Haute Vallée de la Clarée - 05100 Névache
04 92 21 34 03
06 60 50 58 15
Latitude: 45.012601877677298
Longitude: 6.5707039833068803


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

Services offered

Area for drying clothes, Free hot showers, Weather information, Electricity (220v)


Bar, Terrace

Languages spoken

French, English, Italian

Payment methods

Bank Cheque, Cash, Holiday Vouchers

Services located close by

Bus, Taxi, Bakers, Grocers, Post Office, Tourist Office

the itineraries
from / through Refuge Buffère