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.

Pension en Plein Air ( 1467 m )

Capacity : 62 persons
Open from June to September, the rest of the year on reservation

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
Route du Lac 45
1938 CHAMPEX-LAC (Swiss)
Tel. (During the off season): 0041 (0)27 783 23 50
Tel. (During the season): 0041 (0)27 783 23 50
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A family gite located in the resort of Champex-Lac near the lake.
Total of 62 beds available : dormitories with 6 to 9 beds and rooms with 2 or 3 beds (with shared bathroom on each floor).
Offering half-board, Lise and her team are on hand to look after you during your stay.
Enjoy a drink at the bar, in the lounge or on the sunny terrace.


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

Services offered

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


Bar, Terrace, Bike and mountain bike storage area

Languages spoken

French, English, German

Payment methods

Bank Card, Cash

Services located close by

Bus, Taxi, Bakers, Grocers, Post Office, Cash machine, bank, Tourist Office, Ski Lifts
Pension en Plein Air is located into the village of Champex, to the north of the Lac and directly on the road of the TMB.
Request by e-mail :
Prices 2021 per adult (from 12 years old):
- Half board in dormitory of 6 to 9 beds = CHF 72.-
- half board in a room with 2 or 3 beds = CHF 85.-

Prices 2021 per child (up to 11 years old):
- half board in dormitory of 6 to 9 beds = CHF 60.-
- Half board in a room with 2 or 3 beds = CHF 73.-

Tourist tax (CHF 2.40 per adult) included
Tourist tax (CHF 1.20 per child) included

Picnic = 13.- CHF

Settlement cash (CHF or Euro) or by credit card (+ 2% fees)
Dinner is served at 7.00 pm and breakfast at 7.00 am.

In the event of food allergy or special diet, we must know it BEFORE THE ARRIVAL (a change of menu will not be possible the same day.)

Caretaker :


Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Chalet La Grange (15mn)
Auberge Gîte Bon Abri (15mn)
Relais d'Arpette (45mn)
Hôtel du Col de la Forclaz (4h25mn)
Refuge Le Peuty (4h55mn)
Auberge Mont-Blanc (5h00mn)
La Grande Ourse (5h00mn)
Gîte d'Alpage Les Ecuries de Charamillon (8h00mn)
Gîte Le Moulin (9h10mn)
Auberge la Boërne (9h20mn)
Gîte Mermoud (9h35mn)

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Gîte de La Fouly (3h55mn)
Hôtel Edelweiss (3h55mn)
Auberge des Glaciers (3h55mn)
Maya-Joie (4h00mn)
Chalet 'Le Dolent' (4h00mn)
Gîte de la Léchère (4h25mn)
Hotel du Col de Fenêtre (4h40mn)
Gîte Alpage de La Peule (6h10mn)
Hotel Chalet Val Ferret (9h20mn)
Hotel Lavachey (12h00mn)
Rifugio G. Bertone (13h10mn)
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