The Tour du Mont Blanc is a unique trek of more than 170 km 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.

Refuge des Prés ( 1935 m )
LES CONTAMINES (France)

Capacity : 30 persons
One of the few refuges at 2000m on the French side of Mont Blanc open eleven months of the year.

However, as work is still in progress in the hut, we cannot open online bookings until August 1st 2021.

For bookings between July 1st 2021 and August 1st 2021, exceptionally this year, please contact the wardens by e-mail: contact@lerefugedespres.com

Official closing in 2021 only from 09/11/2021 to 19/12/2021
Winter opening from 20/12/21 to 15/04/22

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Compagnie des Guides de Saint-Gervais / Les Contamines-Montjoie SAS Refuge du Mont-Blanc
43 Rue du Mont-Blanc 74170 Saint-Gervais
74170 LES CONTAMINES MONTJOIE (France)
Tel. (During the off season): 0033 (0)6 61 86 50 43
Tel. (During the season): 0033 (0)6 61 86 50 43
Tel. (Mobile): 0033 (0)6 61 86 50 43
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The summit of the MONT-BLANC itself is visible from the refuge, a great plus, a privilege!

The refuge is located opposite the Mont-Blanc massif in the commune of Contamines-Montjoie in one of the largest Nature Reserves (5500 hectares) in Haute-Savoie created in 1979. It is one of the most important nature conservation areas in France.

The brand new Refuge des Prés is built at an altitude of 1933m at the foot of the Aiguille de la Cicle (2552m), ideally situated in the immediate vicinity of the international trails of the Tour du Mont-Blanc (GR TMB) and the GR5, the GRP of the Tour du Pays du Mont-Blanc and finally on the GRP of the Tour du Beaufortain

The capacity of this former alpine chalet, totally rebuilt in 2021, is 30 places in 7 small bedrooms/dormitories for 4 people, and one bedroom for 2 people, bunk beds.

The beds are equipped with duvets and pillows; the sanitary facilities are shared with hot showers included in the half-board price.

For hygiene reasons, it is compulsory to bring your own sleeping bags.

On the day of your departure, the rooms must be vacated by 9.00 am at the latest.
Thank you for your understanding.

Meals are available at lunchtime, à la carte, many desserts! Picnic to take away of course all home made.

Services

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

Services offered

Area for drying clothes, Free hot showers, Electricity (220v)

Facilities

Terrace

Languages spoken

French, English, Spanish

Payment methods

Bank Card, Bank Cheque, Cash
- From the Contamines-Montjoie valley :
2h25 walk from the Notre-Dame de la Gorge car park (Climb of : 728 m)
Or via the Signal cable car, 1h30 climb of 250 m and descente of: 300 m.

- From the Savoie, from the Cols du Joly and de la Fenêtre, 2h30 (positive difference in altitude: 250 m), (negative difference in altitude: 400 m)
- From the Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme, 2h35.
If your group consists of more than 10 people,
please contact the refuge wardens directly : 0033 (0)6 61 86 50 43
Price 2021

Half Board in a room/dormitory for 2 persons = 70 €*/person
Half Board in a small room/dormitory for 4 persons = 70 €*/person
Half Board for children under 12 years old = 49 €*/child.
Half Board for people from 12 to 18 years old = 57 €*/child.
* included in the price: hot shower - evening meal - overnight stay - breakfast

The tourist tax (0.80€ for people over 18 years old) is not included and must be paid in addition on site.
(Credit card accepted, cheque also with an ID)
Picnic = 12 €.
Picnics must be ordered in advance. They must be ordered before 6 pm on the day of your visit.
For more information and photos visit our website : http://lerefugedespres.com/

RESERVATION REQUIRED FOR HALF-BOARD on the website: www.montourdumontblanc.com

Arrival before 6pm is recommended to facilitate your reception and the work of the staff.

If you wish, the evening menu included in the half-board can be replaced by a Fondue Savoyarde (request at the time of booking).
If you have a special diet (vegetarian, various allergies), please let us know when making your reservation.

Dogs are welcome at the refuge: (on request only). Please contact us in advance, thank you for your understanding.

Caretaker :

Adeline METRAL et Céline MILA

More informations

Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Refuge de la Balme (45mn)
Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme (3h40mn)
Les Chambres du Soleil (5h55mn)
Auberge-Refuge de la Nova (5h55mn)
Refuge des Mottets (7h40mn)
Refuge Robert Blanc (10h10mn)
Cabane du Combal (12h35mn)

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Refuge de Nant Borrant (1h10mn)
Gîte le Pontet (3h00mn)
Auberge du Truc (4h55mn)
Auberge de Bionnassay (6h55mn)
Refuge du Fioux (7h35mn)
Chalet-Hôtel Le Prarion (8h45mn)
Gîte Michel Fagot (10h55mn)
Chalet Les Méandres (ex Tupilak) (11h20mn)
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