Marvellously located in the heart of the Mercantour mountains in the hinterland of Nice and easily accessible by road (guaranteed parking space behind the refuge), "La Cayolle" is open during the summer from mid-June to mid-September.
It is both an ideal meeting place and the perfect starting point for many beautiful day hikes or itinerant hiking tours towards the upper Var Valley, the Tinée Valley, the Ubaye Valley or the upper Verdon river valley.