The Tour du Mont Blanc is a unique trek of approximately 200km around Mont Blanc that can be completed in between 7 and 10 days passing through Italy, Switzerland and France.

Hikers, climbers and mountaineers will greatly appreciate stop overs offered by refuges and gites along the Tour du Mont Blanc.

Auberge de Bionnassay ( 1320 m )
SAINT GERVAIS (fr)

Capacity : 45 persons
Open from June until September
Click on the green boxes below to reserve this refuge :
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Franck Fontaine
3084 route de Bionnassay
74170 ST GERVAIS LES BAINS
Tel. (During the season): 04 50 93 45 23
Tel. (Mobile): 06 42 96 48 10 ou 06 87 41 99 18
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History of the Building: The Auberge de Bionnassay was originally built as a farm at the end of the 18th century. It was converted into a restaurant and guest house in 1968 when the dormitory was created. A considerable improvement was made to the guesthouse in 1995 when 5 bedrooms were added.
Location: The Auberge is located 1320 metres above sea level at the foot of Bionnassay glacier. Bionnassay is an excellent location for embarking on hikes of varying degrees of difficulty: GR5, TMB, Tour des Pays du Mont-Blanc, tour du Vorassay, Col du Tricot, Plan Glacier, the summit of Prarion and Bellevue. It's also a great location for climbing Mont Blanc on the Saint Gervais side.
Services: The Auberge has a terrace with a scenic view and 3 eating rooms made mainly out of stone and wood. A bay window in one of the rooms gives you the opportunity to look at the animals in the barn (llama, donkey, rabbits etc)
In terms of accommodation, l'Auberge has a 20 bed dormitory and five different sized rooms (1 six bed room, 2 four bed rooms and 2 two bed rooms)

Services

Half Board, Picnic, Lunchtime meal, Evening meal, Breakfast, Free tap water, Hot water for Thermos

Services offered

Free hot showers, Electricity (220v)

Facilities

Private Parking, Bar, Terrace, Bike and mountain bike storage area

Languages spoken

French, English

Payment methods

Bank Card, Bank Cheque, Cash
Getting there by car: from Saint Gervais head towards les Contamines, by the chapel at Bionnay head towards Bionnassay for 3km.
Getting there by train: SNCF station from Fayet, take the tramway to Mont-Blanc and get off at Col de Voza, then walk towards Bionnassay (25 minutes)
Getting there by foot: via le Col de Voza from les Houches, via le Col de Tricot from Miage or from the other side of Vorassay from Champel
For groups of 10 or more or for a room please call to make a reservation(04 50 93 45 23)
Half board in dormitory costs 31.50Euros per person
Half board in a room costs 38.50Euros per person
Accommodation in the dormitory costs 12.50 Euros per person
Accommodation in a room costs 19.50Euros per person
Breakfast costs 5.00 Euros
Half board for children aged 12 and under costs 25.00 Euros

Caretaker :

Bochatay Walter

Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Refuge de Miage ( 2h15mn )
Auberge du Truc (2h50mn)
Chalet CAF des Contamines (4h25mn)
Gîte le Pontet (4h45mn)
Refuge de Nant Borrant (5h50mn)
Refuge de Tré la Tête ( 6h55mn )
Refuge de la Balme (7h05mn)
Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme (10h00mn)
Auberge-refuge de la Nova (12h15mn)
Refuge des Mottets (14h00mn)

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Refuge du Fioux (40mn)
Chalet-Hôtel Le Prarion (1h50mn)
Auberge le Crêt (2h25mn)
Gîte Michel Fagot (2h55mn)
Chalet Les Méandres (ex Tupilak) (3h20mn)
Refuge de Bellachat ( 6h30mn )
Refuge de la Flégère ( 13h10mn )
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