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.

Auberge de Bionnassay ( 1320 m )

Capacity : 45 persons
Open from 1st June 2023 until 24 September 2023

Click on the green boxes below to reserve this refuge :

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3084 route de Bionnassay
Tel. (During the season): 0033 (0)4 50 93 45 23
Tel. (Mobile): 0033 (0)6 42 96 48 10 ou 0033 (0)6 87 41 99 18
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History of the Building: The Auberge de Bionnassay was originally built as a farm at the end of the 18th century. It was converted into a restaurant and guest house in 1968 when the dormitory was created. A considerable improvement was made to the guesthouse in 1995 when 5 bedrooms were added.
Location: The Auberge is located 1320 metres above sea level at the foot of Bionnassay glacier. Bionnassay is an excellent location for embarking on hikes of varying degrees of difficulty: GR5, TMB, Tour du Pays du Mont-Blanc, Tour du Vorassay, Col du Tricot, Plan Glacier, Summit of Prarion and Bellevue. It's also a great location for climbing Mont-Blanc on the Saint Gervais side.
Services: The Auberge has a terrace with a scenic view and 3 eating rooms made mainly out of stone and wood. A bay window in one of the rooms gives you the opportunity to look at the animals in the barn (llama, donkey, rabbits etc)
In terms of accommodation, l'Auberge has a 20 bed dormitory and five different sized rooms (1 six bed room, 2 four bed rooms and 2 two bed rooms)


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

Services offered

Free hot showers, Electricity (220v)


Bar, Terrace, Bike and mountain bike storage area

Languages spoken

French, English

Payment methods

Bank Card, Bank Cheque, Cash
Getting there by car: from Saint Gervais head towards les Contamines, by the chapel at Bionnay head towards Bionnassay for 3km.
Getting there by train: SNCF station from Fayet, take the tramway to Mont-Blanc and get off at Col de Voza, then walk towards Bionnassay (25 minutes)
Getting there by foot: via le Col de Voza from les Houches, via le Col de Tricot from Miage or from the other side of Vorassay from Champel
For groups of 10 or more or for a room please call to make a reservation 0033(0)4 50 93 45 23
Prices 2023

Price per person.
Half-Board in dormitory = 45 €
Half-Board for children (aged 12 and under) = 34 €
Half-Board in a room = 55 €
Accommodation in the dormitory = 25 €
Accommodation in a room = 35 €
Breakfast = 8 €
Picnic = 10 €
Tourist tax (+18 year old) = 1,50€

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More informations

Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Auberge du Truc (2h50mn)
La Ferme à Piron (4h25mn)
Gîte le Pontet (4h45mn)
Refuge de Nant Borrant (5h50mn)
Refuge de la Balme (7h05mn)
Refuge des Prés (7h30mn)
Auberge-Refuge de la Nova (12h15mn)
Les Chambres du Soleil (12h15mn)
Refuge des Mottets (14h00mn)

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Refuge du Fioux (40mn)
Gîte Michel Fagot (2h55mn)
Chalet Les Méandres (ex Tupilak) (3h20mn)
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