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.

Gîte d'Alpage Les Ecuries de Charamillon ( 1910 m )

Capacity : 19 persons
the shelter is open from June 9, 2018 to September 16, 2018.
Attention last night on September 15, 2018
Click on the green boxes below to reserve this refuge :
Key : refuge ouvert disponiblebeds available refuge completrefuge full refuge fermérefuge closed
Alpages de Charamillon, 74400 Le Tour
Tel. (During the season): 00 33(0)450541707
Tel. (Mobile): 00 33(0)670128504
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The gîte des Ecuries de Charamillon is located right in the high mountain pasture on the ski slopes of the Tour/Col de Balme.

Peace is guaranteed with just the "black" Herens cows and the marmots for company

Sun-drenched terrasse and an unrestricted view over the Mont-Blanc mountain chain and the Chamonix valley


Half Board, Lunchtime meal, Evening meal, Breakfast, Free tap water

Services offered

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


Bar, Terrace

Languages spoken

French, English, Italian

Payment methods

Bank Card, Bank Cheque, Cash, Restaurant Vouchers

Services located close by

Bus, Ski Lifts
To get to the gite, take the TMB path and from the village of Le Tour, on foot (≈90 mins) or by the Charamillon cable car (≈15 mins).

Attention certain maps indicate the shelter of Stables in esteemed by the lake of Charamillon. For information this lake exists only a few weeks in the cast iron of snows, the shelter is not at all in esteemed by this "lake".
Having crossed the collar of Balme to follow the direction the Tour/Charamillon and come down in the high mountain pasture between both ski tows of the ski slopes.
I had tried hard to put road signs but they are regularly kidnapped...
Up to 19 people, please contact the caretaker directly.
00 33 (0)670 12 85 04 -
Per night 24€
Per night + breakfast 33€
Half board 49€
(Including the night, breakfast and evening meal - drinks not included-)

Picnic (Ordered the day before at the latest) 11€

Caretaker :

Adeline Charlet

Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Chalet Alpin du Tour ( 45mn )
Gîte Le Moulin (1h10mn)
Auberge la Boërne (1h20mn)
Refuge de la Flégère ( 5h30mn )
Refuge de Bellachat ( 10h10mn )
Chalet Les Méandres (ex Tupilak) (12h15mn)
Gîte Michel Fagot (12h40mn)

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Gîte Mermoud (2h25mn)
Refuge du Peuty (2h30mn)
Hôtel La Grande Ourse (2h45mn)
Auberge Mont-Blanc (2h45mn)
Hotel du Col de la Forclaz (3h10mn)
Auberge Gîte Bon Abri (6h35mn)
Pension en Plein Air (7h15mn)
Relais d'Arpette (7h40mn)
Auberge des Glaciers (11h10mn)
Hôtel Edelweiss (11h10mn)
Refuge Mayajoie (11h15mn)
Chalet 'Le Dolent' (11h15mn)
Gîte La Léchère (11h40mn)
Hotel du Col de Fenetre (11h55mn)
Gîte Alpage de La Peule (13h25mn)
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