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.

Relais d'Arpette ( 1630 m )

Capacity : 100 persons
Summer: open every day from the 28 May until the 2nd October.
Also open on weekends in May and October unless forced to close due to adverse weather conditions.
Winter: to find out when we are open check our website:
Click on the green boxes below to reserve this refuge :
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Marie-Jeanne Ropraz
Chemin d'Arpette 9
1938 Champex-Lac
Tel. (During the season): +41277831221
Tel. (Mobile): +41277831221
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You can't hike the TMB without discovering the natural gem that is Val d'Arpette: a wild and peaceful place. Since 1926, four generations of the same family have provided hospitality and warmth at their beautiful mountain lodge.
Spend a moment relaxing on the beautiful terrace decorated with flowers and enjoy our famous blueberry tart recipe made from our grandmother Simone's recipe.


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

Services offered

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


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

Languages spoken

French, English, German


Handicapped access

Payment methods

Bank Card, Cash

Services located close by

Bus, Bakers, Grocers, Post Office, Cash machine, bank, Tourist Office, Ski Lifts
From Champex-Lac (La Breya chairlift departure station), climb to the foot of the Bisse. You will be blown away by the charming journey with only the sounds of water trickling along and birdsong breaking the silence. After around 30 minutes and a 200 metre climb your breath will be taken away: Le Val d'Arpette will welcome you with open arms.
You can also get to the lodge by car.
Group reservations should be made via our website or by calling us directly.
Half board, price per person per day
dormitory (4 to 8 beds, shower on the ground floor) 67.00 CHF
well appointed dormitory (3 to 4 beds, shower upstairs) 69.50 CHF
room 87.00/97.00 CHF
picnic 15.00 CHF
From September until May: 12 bed chalet for rental for 3 or more nights: 300.00 CHF per night
You are also welcome to stay at Le Relais d'Arpette in winter as a family or group… Far from the noise and stress, treat yourself to the luxury of completely disconnecting. You will have the opportunity to go skiing, cross country skiing, and walking using snowshoes from the chalet. 2km from the charming Champex-Lac station, you can walk on the frozen lake or try ice skating.

Caretaker :

Ropraz-Murisier Family

More informations

Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Refuge du Peuty ( 5h10mn )
Hotel du Col de la Forclaz (5h20mn)
Hôtel La Grande Ourse (5h25mn)
Auberge Mont-Blanc (5h25mn)
Col de Balme ( 7h40mn )
Gîte d'Alpage Les Ecuries de Charamillon (8h15mn)
Chalet Alpin du Tour ( 9h00mn )
Gîte Le Moulin (9h25mn)
Auberge la Boërne (9h35mn)
Gîte Mermoud (10h00mn)
Refuge du Lac Blanc ( 12h35mn )

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Pension en Plein Air (25mn)
Au Club-Alpin ( 30mn )
Auberge Gîte Bon Abri (50mn)
Hôtel Edelweiss (4h20mn)
Auberge des Glaciers (4h20mn)
Refuge Mayajoie (4h25mn)
Chalet 'Le Dolent' (4h25mn)
Gîte La Léchère ( 4h50mn )
Hotel du Col de Fenetre (5h05mn)
Gîte Alpage de La Peule (6h35mn)
Refuge Elena ( 8h55mn )
Hotel Chalet Val Ferret (9h45mn)
Rifugio Bonatti ( 11h05mn )
Hotel Lavachey (12h25mn)
Rifugio G. Bertone (13h15mn)
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