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 : 62 persons
Open from June to September. All year round for groups, booking required.
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Lise Cachat
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.
68 beds : dormitories with 6 to 9 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.


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
Pension en Plein Air is located into the village of Champex, to the north of the Lac and directly on the road of the TMB.
by e-mail :
1/2 pension in a dormitory = CHF 71.-/pers.
1/2 pension in a room = CHF 84.-/pers.
Picnic lunch = CHF 12.-/pers.
Possibility of payment in CHF or euros or credit card (+2%)
Dinner is served at 7pm and breakfast from 7am to 8am.
In the event of food allergy or special diet, we must know it BEFORE THE ARRIVAL.

Caretaker :


Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

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)
Gîte d'Alpage Les Ecuries de Charamillon (8h00mn)
Chalet Alpin du Tour ( 8h45mn )
Gîte Le Moulin (9h10mn)
Auberge la Boërne (9h20mn)
Gîte Mermoud (9h35mn)

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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