Refuge de Basse Rua

VARS - Altitude : 1760 m - Capacity : 24 persons - Mid-June to mid-September
In an exceptional setting, very close to the restored chapel of a village in ruins, the Basse Rua refuge invites you to spend the night in a teepee or dormitory, or enjoy a reinvigorating meal or snack (traditional local specialities and homemade pastries).
As far as possible, we cook with organic products (bread, eggs, milk, pasta, rice, flour, etc.).
We also use fresh produce (vegetable soups), quality produce (red-label meat), and local products and specialities (cheeses and Queyras honey).
In the daytime, a food menu and drinks are available from 12pm, including some mountain specialities.
The refuge is located in the Escreins valley municipal nature reserve which was created in 1964 and is now within the Queyras Regional Park on the Haute Ubaye boundary.
Standing right on the Tour de la Font Sancte trail (3,385m - the Park’s highest peak), the refuge is also your departure point for a whole multitude of hiking routes.
It has 3 dormitories for 4 people and another to sleep 10.

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Gaëlle ZALIO
Val d'Escreins 05560 VARS
05560 VARS
Tel. (Mobile): 0622665821


Half Board, Picnic, Lunchtime meal, Evening meal, Breakfast, Free tap water, Hot water for Thermos , Bread for sale, Small groceries for sale

Services offered

Baggage transport, People transport, Free hot showers, Weather information, Electricity (220v)


Bar, Terrace

Languages spoken

French, English

Payment methods

Bank Cheque, Cash, Holiday Vouchers

Services located close by

The Basse Rua refuge is a 5-minute walk from the car park on the Col du Vars road towards the Escreins valley.
It can also be reached from Guillestre on foot in 3 hours.
The Escreins valley is the ideal base camp from which to enjoy a whole host of hiking possibilities.
Please contact us for advice and ask about our preferential rates.
Half-board: €44 to €50
Children under 12 years: €37
Children under 5 years: €28
Tourist tax: €0.75
During the day the Basse Rua refuge proposes traditional local cuisine, homemade snacks (blueberry tart, raspberry tart and much more), drinks, icecreams, etc.

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