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.

Hôtel La Grande Ourse ( 1300 m )

Capacity : 65 persons
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Azem Jasiqi
Betty 30
1929 Trient
Tel. (During the off season): +41 79/711.39.75
Tel. (During the season): +41 27/722.17.54
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In years gone by, the Grande Ourse was a hotel, then home to Swiss Youth Movement camps.
It is now an entirely renovated hotel. The new owner is Jasiqi Azem. This renovation project was completed by the family 10 years ago. You can now come and enjoy the results…


Half Board, Picnic, Upon reservation, Evening meal, Breakfast, Free tap water

Services offered

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


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

Languages spoken

French, English, German

Payment methods

Bank Card, Cash

Services located close by

Bus, Taxi, Grocers, Tourist Office
La Grande Ourse is located in Trient at 1300 metres altitude, at the foot of two glaciers and the Col de la Forclaz.
Trient is half-way between Chamonix and Martigny (17 km).
You can get there by car from the Col de la Forclaz, by train on the Châtelard Frontière railway from Chamonix taking the postal connection or on foot by a number of pathways.

La Grande Ourse
Jasiqi family
Le Betty 30
1929 Trient CH
Telephone: +41 27 722 17 54
For groups and tourist organisations, please email us:
In the hotel, you'll be able to cool down or get warm with a drink in our bar.
Our rooms and dormitories have shared bathrooms, there are therefore men's and women's changing rooms.
Our apartments and studios are all fitted with kitchens and private bathrooms. Rent them by the year, month or just for a weekend...

More informations

Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Gîte d'Alpage Les Ecuries de Charamillon (3h20mn)
Chalet Alpin du Tour ( 4h10mn )
Gîte Le Moulin (4h35mn)
Gîte Mermoud (4h35mn)
Auberge la Boërne (4h45mn)
Refuge de la Flégère ( 8h55mn )
Refuge de Bellachat ( 13h35mn )

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Refuge du Peuty (20mn)
Hotel du Col de la Forclaz (55mn)
Auberge Gîte Bon Abri (4h20mn)
Pension en Plein Air (5h00mn)
Relais d'Arpette (5h25mn)
Hôtel Edelweiss (8h55mn)
Auberge des Glaciers (8h55mn)
Refuge Mayajoie (9h00mn)
Chalet 'Le Dolent' (9h00mn)
Gîte La Léchère (9h25mn)
Hotel du Col de Fenetre (9h40mn)
Gîte Alpage de La Peule (11h10mn)
Hotel Chalet Val Ferret (14h20mn)
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