The Tour du Mont Blanc is a unique trek of approximately 200km 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.

Relais d'Arpette ( 1630 m )

Capacity : 100 persons
Summer 2019: open every day from the 1st June 2019 until the 30th september 2019

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Marie-Jeanne ROPRAZ
Chemin d'Arpette 9
1938 CHAMPEX-LAC (Swiss)
Tel. (During the season): 0041 (0)27 783 12 21
Tel. (Mobile): 0041 (0)27 783 12 21
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You can't hike the TMB without discovering the natural gem that is Val d'Arpette: a wild and peaceful place. Since 1926, four generations of the same family have provided hospitality and warmth at their beautiful mountain lodge.
Spend a moment relaxing on the beautiful terrace decorated with flowers and enjoy our famous blueberry tart recipe made from our grandmother Simone's recipe.


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

Services offered

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


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

Languages spoken

French, English, German


Handicapped access

Payment methods

Bank Card, Cash

Services located close by

Bus, Bakers, Grocers, Post Office, Cash machine, bank, Tourist Office, Ski Lifts
From Champex-Lac (La Breya chairlift departure station), climb to the foot of the Bisse. You will be blown away by the charming journey with only the sounds of water trickling along and birdsong breaking the silence. After around 30 minutes and a 200 metre climb your breath will be taken away: Le Val d'Arpette will welcome you with open arms.
You can also get to the lodge by car.
Group reservations should be made via our website, website TMB or by calling us directly.
Prices 2019

Half-Board, price per person and per day
in dormitory (4 to 8 beds, shower on the ground floor) = 67.00 CHF
in well appointed dormitory (4 beds, shower upstairs) = 69.50 CHF
in room = from 89.00 CHF to 99.00 CHF
Picnic = 12.00 CHF
Menus for evening meal : two choices possibles
Menu for food intolerance on order

Caretaker :


More informations

Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Refuge du Peuty (5h10mn)
Hotel du Col de la Forclaz (5h20mn)
Hôtel La Grande Ourse (5h25mn)
Auberge Mont-Blanc (5h25mn)
Gîte d'Alpage Les Ecuries de Charamillon (8h15mn)
Chalet Alpin du Tour ( 9h00mn )
Gîte Le Moulin (9h25mn)
Auberge la Boërne (9h35mn)
Gîte Mermoud (10h00mn)

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Pension en Plein Air (25mn)
Auberge Gîte Bon Abri (50mn)
Hôtel Edelweiss (4h20mn)
Auberge des Glaciers (4h20mn)
Refuge Mayajoie (4h25mn)
Chalet 'Le Dolent' (4h25mn)
Gîte La Léchère (4h50mn)
Hotel du Col de Fenetre (5h05mn)
Gîte Alpage de La Peule (6h35mn)
Refuge Elena ( 8h55mn )
Hotel Chalet Val Ferret (9h45mn)
Rifugio Bonatti ( 11h05mn )
Hotel Lavachey (12h25mn)
Rifugio G. Bertone (13h15mn)
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