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 Mottets ( 1864 m )

Capacity : 80 persons
Refuge open from 10th June 2024 until 20th September 2024

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Isabelle ARPIN
Vallée des Glaciers
73700 BOURG ST MAURICE (France)
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Located to the south of the Mont-Blanc mountain range:
- in the magnificent vallée des Glaciers
- 1864 metres above sea level
- at the foot of the aiguille des Glaciers and the col de la Seigne
- on the Tour du Mont-Blanc, GR TMB trekking route
This old ancestral mountain chalet was refurbished in 2010. It will be open from the 10th June 2024 until 20th September 2024.

If you want to discover or rediscover,
- the joys of fun social evenings
- the pleasure of getting up in the morning in the middle of the mountains
- the peace and tranquillity of nature, far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life
With a family friendly atmosphere, the team at la Refuge des Mottets invite you to spend fun filled evenings with family and friends.
You will stay in a large or small 4 bed dormitory complete with hot shower and bathroom in a separate building. (blankets available, make sure you have a fabric liner)
In a two bed room with or without shower room (duvets, sheet or fabric liner provided)


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

Services offered

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


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

Languages spoken

French, English, Italian, Spanish


Handicapped access

Payment methods

Bank Cheque, Cash
On foot: located between Refuge du Bonhomme and Refuge Elisabetta
2 hours from the Col de la Seigne
By car: 25km from Bourg Saint Maurice, drive towards Cormet de Roselend and Chapieux, continue for 6km, pass la Ville des Glaciers and continue on foot for 20 minutes
Please note, the road is closed during Winter
We welcome groups and associations. Please contact us via email at

Prices 2024
- 4 bed dormitory = 70 € /per person Half-Board
- one bedroom for two people without shower = 180 € (shower and toilet in another building) /Half-Board
- one bedroom for two people with shower = 240 € /Half-Board
- Tourist tax 0.88 € /per person and per night. Extra
- Picnic = 13 €

Dinner is served at 7.00pm. Breakfast at 7.00am. Contact us via email if you have any other queries.

- We produce our own electricity and are therefore dependant on weather conditions. Thanks for your understanding.
- There is no telephone network in the Vallée des Glaciers.

Enjoy walking along the Tour du Mont-Blanc , see you soon !

Caretaker :

ARPIN Isabelle

Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Cabane du Combal (3h40mn)
Rifugio Maison Vieille (5h40mn)
Gite le Randonneur du Mont Blanc (5h55mn)
Rifugio Monte Bianco CAI Uget (6h55mn)
Hotel Funivia (7h30mn)
Rifugio G. Bertone (10h35mn)

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Les Chambres du Soleil (1h20mn)
Auberge-Refuge de la Nova (1h20mn)
Refuge de la Balme (6h25mn)
Refuge des Prés (7h20mn)
Refuge de Nant Borrant (7h20mn)
Gîte le Pontet (8h15mn)
La Ferme à Piron (8h45mn)
Auberge du Truc (10h10mn)
Refuge du Fioux (12h50mn)
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