Environment centre (former refuge of the French Alpine Club (CAF))

  • Photo de l'ancien chalet CAF de Chamrousse
The chalet of Recoin in Chamrousse, former refuge of the French Alpine Club (CAF) and 1st guarded refuge of France since 1911, has been rehabilitated in the Environment and heritage Centre of Chamrousse with a reception and exhibition space.
The Environment House provides a shelter to the Environment organization of Chamrousse, which coordinates several parties in the territory. This organization supports the city council, the ski lifts company and the tourist office for any project involving environmental issues, education or entertainment.

The Environment organization works along with local partners on several topics:
- pastoralism and hiking trails
- fittings and works
- scientific monitoring (fauna, flora, geology)
- communication and entertainment
- education

Some actions have already been taken in Chamrousse to protect the environment and develop a sustainable resort:
- creation of new areas dedicated to pastoralism which could be used by the Tétras lyre birds to nest
- use of local species of seeds to cover the ski slopes
From 29/06 to 01/09, daily between 10 am and 5.30 pm.
Closed from 12.30pm to 2.30pm (+ 2 days in in the week).

From 23/12/2019 to 05/01/2020, every Monday, Thursday and Friday between 3 pm and 7 pm.
  • Period :
    • Summer
    • Winter
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Thematic house

Free of charge.
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Environment centre (former refuge of the French Alpine Club (CAF))
680 route des Trolles
Chamrousse 1650
Phone : +33 4 76 89 96 05
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
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Friday 31 January 2020

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Wednesday 05 February 2020

14:00 to 16:30

From Monday 10 February to Friday 06 March 2020

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

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