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.

Pension en Plein Air ( 1467 m )

Capacity : 67 persons
Open all year round, booking required.
Click on the green boxes below to reserve this refuge :
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Lise Cachat-Chiodoni
Route du Lac 45
1938 Champex-Lac
Tel. (During the off season): +41 27 783 23 50
Tel. (During the season): +41 27 783 23 50
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A family gite located in the resort of Champex-Lac near the lake.
67 beds : dormitories with 6 to 8 beds and rooms with 2 or 3 beds (with shared bathroom on each floor).

Offering half board, Lise and her team are on hand to look after you during your stay.
Enjoy a drink at the bar, in the lounge or on the sunny terrace.

You can order your picnic for the next day.


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

Services offered

Area for drying clothes, Free hot showers, Wifi (free), Weather information, Electricity (220v)


Bar, Terrace, Bike and mountain bike storage area

Languages spoken

French, English, German

Payment methods

Bank Card, Cash

Services located close by

Bus, Taxi, Bakers, Grocers, Post Office, Cash machine, bank, Tourist Office, Ski Lifts
The Pension en Plein Air is located to the north of the Lac of Champex on both the main road and the TMB.
Prices for groups from 20 people by e-mail :
1/2 pension in a dormitory = CHF 69.-/pers.
1/2 pension in a room = CHF 82.-/pers.
Picnic lunch = CHF 12.-/pers.
On site, possibility of payment in CHF or Euros or Credit card (+2% taxes)

Caretaker :


Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Au Club-Alpin ( 05mn )
Auberge Gîte Bon Abri (15mn)
Relais d'Arpette (45mn)
Hotel du Col de la Forclaz (4h25mn)
Refuge du Peuty ( 4h55mn )
Hôtel La Grande Ourse (5h00mn)
Auberge Mont-Blanc (5h00mn)
Col de Balme ( 7h25mn )
Gîte d'Alpage Les Ecuries de Charamillon (8h00mn)
Chalet Alpin du Tour ( 8h45mn )
Gîte Le Moulin (9h10mn)
Auberge la Boërne (9h20mn)
Gîte Mermoud (9h35mn)
Refuge du Lac Blanc ( 12h20mn )

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Hôtel Edelweiss (3h55mn)
Auberge des Glaciers (3h55mn)
Refuge Mayajoie (4h00mn)
Chalet 'Le Dolent' (4h00mn)
Gîte La Léchère ( 4h25mn )
Hotel du Col de Fenetre (4h40mn)
Gîte Alpage de La Peule (6h10mn)
Refuge Elena ( 8h30mn )
Hotel Chalet Val Ferret (9h20mn)
Rifugio Bonatti ( 10h40mn )
Hotel Lavachey (12h00mn)
Rifugio G. Bertone (13h10mn)
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