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 du Truc ( 1750 m )

Capacity : 28 persons
The refuge and the restaurant are open from 9th June to 14th September 2024.

Click on the green boxes below to reserve this refuge :

Key : Refuge open Refuge fully-booked Refuge closed Refuge not bookable online. Contact the shelter
Jean-Philippe BESSAT
Chemin du Truc
Tel. (During the off season): 0033 (0)6 79 23 64 00
Tel. (During the season): 0033 (0)4 50 93 12 48
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- L'Auberge du Truc is located on a plateau 1750m above sea level on the Col du Tricot section of the Tour du Mont-Blanc.
- The panoramic view spans 360 degrees across the Domes de Miage and the Aravis mountain range
- Le Truc is all about alpine pastures and has been run by the same family for the last 75 years !!! You can try a tasty cold glass of milk at the inn and fromage blanc for a pure gourmet moment!
- The dormitory has 28 beds. The hiker's dinner is served in the evening and at lunchtime on the terrace or by the fire. The inn offers an a la carte menu.
- In this rural and tranquil setting, Le Truc is a little corner of paradise!


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

Services offered

Weather information



Languages spoken

French, English, Italian

Payment methods

Bank Cheque, Cash
- From les Houches via le col du Tricot, Chalets de Miage
From les Houches, via Le Champel, Chalets de Miage
30 minutes from the chalets de Miage to le Truc
from les Gorges de la Gruvaz
from les Contamines Montjoie (la Frasse car park)
Groups are welcome with a reservation however we don't offer a group discount.
Prices 2024

Half-Board (includes diner, night and breakfast) = 43 €
Holiday tax (18 years old and above) = 0,80 €

Half-Board for children (under 12 years) = 35 €
Night + breakfast = 26 €
Hiker's dinner = 17 €
Breakfast = 9 €
Picnic = 10 €
The evening dinner is served at 6.45pm and breakfast between 6.30am and 7.00am. Please adhere to this time.

Picnics must be ordered no later than the day before your visit.

For hygiene reasons, the sleeping sheet is mandatory. We sell it at the Auberge.

The hiker must respect the environment, he always makes sure not to disturb the peace of the other hikers.

At Contamines village, you will find various shops for stocking up on supplies, a post office and banks with cash machines. You can see a doctor and go at the pharmacy.

Caretaker :

We are Martine and Jean Philippe, the children of Bernadette who kept the refuge for 30 years.
Very attached to the Truc since our childhood, we'll have the same pleasure to welcome hikers and walkers and share our love of the place and mountain life.

Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

La Ferme à Piron (1h35mn)
Gîte le Pontet (1h55mn)
Refuge de Nant Borrant (3h00mn)
Refuge de la Balme (4h15mn)
Refuge des Prés (4h40mn)
Les Chambres du Soleil (9h25mn)
Auberge-Refuge de la Nova (9h25mn)
Refuge des Mottets (11h10mn)

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Refuge du Fioux (2h50mn)
Gîte Michel Fagot (4h55mn)
Chalet Les Méandres (ex Tupilak) (5h20mn)
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