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-refuge de la Nova ( 1554 m )

Capacity : 65 persons
From May until the end of September
Click on the green boxes below to reserve this refuge :
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Erick & Muriel Sanchez
Les chapieux Bourg saint maurice
Tel. (During the off season): 0664949835
Tel. (During the season): 0479890715
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Located 1554 metres above sea level at the foot of the Col du Bonhomme on the GR TMB and GR du Beaufortain trails, this village has long been an area for exchanges between Italy and France. It is in this exceptional setting that the refuge welcomes mountain lovers. You can also take advantage of the restaurant offering regional specialities in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.


Half Board, Picnic, Lunchtime meal, Evening meal, Breakfast, Free tap water, Hot water for Thermos , Bread for sale, Small groceries for sale

Services offered

Area for drying clothes, Baggage transport, People transport, Free hot showers, Electricity (220v)


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

Languages spoken

French, English, Spanish


Animals welcome

Payment methods

Bank Cheque, Cash

Services located close by

Grocers, Tourist Office
Accessible on foot from Les Contamines or from le Val Veny (Italy), and by car, motorbike and bike from Bourg Saint Maurice or Beaufort by following the Cormet de Roselend climb.
Groups are welcome
54 Euros half board in a dormitory

Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Refuge des Mottets (1h45mn)
Refuge Robert Blanc (4h15mn)
Rifugio Elisabetta ( 4h35mn )
Cabane du Combal (5h25mn)
Rifugio Maison Vieille (7h25mn)
Gite le Randonneur du Mont Blanc (7h40mn)
Rifugio Monte Bianco Cai Uget (8h40mn)
Hotel Funivia (9h15mn)
Rifugio G. Bertone (12h20mn)

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme (3h00mn)
Refuge de la Balme (5h05mn)
Refuge de Nant Borrant (6h00mn)
Gîte le Pontet (6h55mn)
Chalet CAF des Contamines (7h25mn)
Refuge de Tré la Tête ( 8h00mn )
Auberge du Truc (8h50mn)
Refuge de Miage ( 9h15mn )
Auberge de Bionnassay (10h50mn)
Refuge du Fioux (11h30mn)
Chalet-Hôtel Le Prarion (12h40mn)
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