La Pierre à Bérard
Further informationBe careful: Since October 3rd 2022 the path between the Berard waterfall and the "Fontana Freda" footbridge leading to the Bérard valley is closed due to bad weather until further notice.
Diversion via the place called "le Couteray".
A very pleasant walk along the Eau de Berard, partly through larch woods and on the edge of the Vallon de Bérard Nature Reserve. On arrival, a refuge with restaurant and dormitories.
Take the path before the Hotel du Buet. Walk up through the meadows to the
Chalet de la Cascade de Berard. Follow the path through a lovely larch wood and
then up a steep-sided gorge to the first plateau known as Fontaine-Froide.
Higher up, cross the torrent at the Vordette bridge (1,528 m) and climb a steep rocky slope to reach a second plateau. A succession of natural terraces brings you to the foot of the final slope. Once across the stream, the path zigzags up to the mountain refuge, which is situated below a huge rock.
Pierre à Bérard mountain refuge: +33(0)4 50 54 62 08
Hut open from June to September.
Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Closest parking : Le Buet