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Hiking at the Refuge de Plaisance: Between History and Alpine Panoramas

Dec 17, 2023·5 min read
Hiking at the Refuge de Plaisance: Between History and Alpine Panoramas

🚶 Discover the Vallon de Plaisance: Hiking Guide and History of the Refuge 🏞️

Explore the wild splendor of the Vallon de Plaisance with this detailed guide and a rich dive into the history of the refuge that overlooks it. From the Py waterfall to the towering massifs, this hike promises challenge and wonder.

🌄 L'Ascension Vers Plaisance

🥾 The heart of the climb

  • Start: Between the hamlets of Laisonnay-d'en-Bas and Laisonnay-d'en-Haut, the hike gets off to a vigorous start.
  • Cascade du Py: Follow the switchbacks beside the waterfall for a rewarding climb with views over the Champagny-le-Haut valley.

🏔️ Répit au Vallon

  • Plat Herbeux: After the intensity, a bucolic valley gently welcomes you.
  • Refuge de Plaisance: effort is rewarded by a gourmet or refreshing break, with a panoramic view of the surrounding peaks.

🌤️ For adventurers

The trail doesn't stop here; it continues boldly towards the Col de Plan Séry for the most intrepid spirits.

🔄 Back to the Sources

The way back takes the same path, allowing you to relive the memories of the climb from a new angle.

📘 Technical details

  • Parking: Laisonnay-d'en-Bas
  • Round trip duration: 3h to 4h
  • Difference in altitude: 600 m
  • Distance: 7 km
  • Map: IGN TOP25 3532 ET

🏠 History of the Refuge de Plaisance

  • Creation: Built in 1968, the refuge improves access to the valley.
  • Avalanche misadventure: In 1999, a spectacular move following an avalanche.
  • Challenge of the Elements: In 2020, winds tore off the roof, but the refuge rose from the ashes in June.

🛠️ Work and Future

The summer of 2022 marks a turning point, with expansion work and significant improvements for hikers and wardens.

Discover the Vallon de Plaisance and enjoy a rewarding and memorable mountain experience!


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