Plaisance refuge and Plan Séry pass

Champagny en Vanoise

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Itinéraire vers Plaisance
Parking Le Laisonnay d'en bas Champagny le Haut
73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise
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Behold the splendours of the Vanoise Park walking on this trail leading you through the Plaisance valley up to Plan Séry via the refuge.
/!\ Refuge de Plaisance closed for the 2022 summer season /!\

Departure : Champagny Le Haut, parking Le Laisonnay d'en bas
Arrival : idem
Duration : 3h30 one way
Attention : you can walk with your dog to the refuge of Plaisance. From the refuge, you enter the Parc de la Vanoise. Dogs are therefore forbidden from this point to the Col de Plan Séry, even if they are on a leash.



To go up to the Plaisance refuge, allow about 2 hours for 600 m of ascent (blue level: moderate; recommended for 5 years and older).

Itinerary from the Plaisance refuge to the Plan Séry pass: red level - difficult (from 10 years old). Allow about 1h30.
0/ From the Laisonnay car park (Info Point open in summer), walk along the tarmac road for 300 m; after the bridge, turn left, then left again (sign).

1/ Take the path towards the Plaisance refuge; this one zigzags upwards, alongside the magnificent Py waterfall.
After 45 minutes, it crosses to the left by a small steep passage.

2/ It goes up the "Mollard" valley through the scree to join the torrent it runs alongside. A short steep passage then leads to the Plaisance valley; the slope becomes gentler.
We cross the torrent near a hunting hut "les caves" (alt. 2050 m).

3/ The path goes gently up the valley to the Plaisance refuge, made up of two chalets with pointed roofs, examples of typical Vanoise Park refuge architecture (alt. 2184 m).

4/ To go to the Col de Plan Séry: behind the refuge, the path crosses a footbridge over the Py stream, rises above a rocky bar (signposted entrance to the Park) and returns flat on the grassy slopes to reach the Plan Séry. This vast expanse of wet alpine meadows is the obligatory passage that allows you to reach the Col de Plan Séry (alt. 2609 m. The Col allows you to switch to the Peisey valley via the Entre-le-Lac hut, which is about an hour's walk away.

5/ Return: by the same itinerary or by continuing towards the Col du Palet and the La Glière refuge
Niveau difficulté
Level red – hard
Prices
Free access.
Data en openingstijden
From 01/05 to 01/11.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Characteristic
Minimum age
10 yrs
Elevation gain
1080 m
Distance
6km
Type of itinerary
One-way itinerant stage

Plaisance refuge and Plan Séry pass

Parking Le Laisonnay d'en bas Champagny le Haut
73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise