Sports leisure

Stage 6: La Martinette stopover gite - Refuge des 7 Laux GR® 738

Upper Breda

About us

Stage at the heart of the history of the Houille Blanche, driving force of the water used for the purposes of electricity production following the work of Aristide Bergès at the end of the XNUMXth century. Striking lights will surprise you around the lakes.

At La Martinette, take the direction of the 7 Laux refuge. There are two possibilities for climbing to the refuge, either by the Deux Ruisseaux or by the Cul de la Vieille.

Stage :
Dams and penstocks have been part of the landscape here for decades. This passage offers a panorama of the wild massifs of Grande Valloire and Puy Gris as well as the Haut Bréda valley and the 7 Laux ski area. Throughout the year, herds of cattle and skiers follow one another in a perpetual waltz where grazing plays a decisive role in the quality of the snowpack and the prevention of avalanches. The 7 Laux plateau, perched at an altitude of more than 2 meters, is home to pastures that are particularly difficult to exploit. Only ewes destined for meat production manage to make use of the meager resources of the steep slopes. This is a southern herd that comes to spend the summer in the cool. At the refuge, Simon is there, ready to welcome you.

  • Spoken languages French

Pratical information

  • Type of clientele
    • hikers
    • Red level - Difficult
  • Activities on site
    • Pedestrian sports
    • Hiking route


  • Cumulative elevation 1180m
  • Duration 3h
  • Distance 9km


From: 15 / 06 / 24 To: 15 / 09 / 24

  • Monday : Open
  • Tuesday : Open
  • Wednesday : Open
  • Thursday : Open
  • Friday : Open
  • On Saturday: Open
  • Sunday: Open

Recommended equipment:
Hiking boots
Depending on the weather: a hat or cap, sunscreen, sunglasses and/or rain gear, walking sticks, meat bag, flashlight, toiletries, warm fleece, hat if the weather is cool , (windproof, Gore-Tex, …)
Backpack with water bladder or 2 liter water bottle
In case

Contact & Access

38580 Upper Breda