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.

Relais d'Arpette ( 1630 m )

Capacity : 120 persons
Summer 2023: open from May 26th 2023 until October 21st 2023

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Chemin d'Arpette 9
1938 Champex-Lac (Swiss)
Tel. (During the season): 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, Upon reservation, 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


Animals welcome

Payment methods

Bank Card, Cash

Services located close by

Bus, Taxi, 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
Prices 2023

Half-Board, price per person and per day
> in dormitory (4 to 8 beds, shower on the ground floor) = 75.00 CHF
> in well appointed dormitory (4 beds, shower upstairs) = 78.00 CHF
> in room = from 99.00 CHF to 109.00 CHF with private bathroom
Tourist tax = 2.40 à 3.60CHF
Picnic = 14.00 CHF
Menus for evening meal : 3 course meal vegan. Menu for food intolerance on request

Caretaker :


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Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

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

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Chalet La Grange (50mn)
Auberge Gîte Bon Abri (50mn)
Gîte de La Fouly (4h20mn)
Hôtel Edelweiss (4h20mn)
Auberge des Glaciers (4h20mn)
Maya-Joie (4h25mn)
Chalet 'Le Dolent' (4h25mn)
Gîte de la Léchère (4h50mn)
Hotel du Col de Fenêtre (5h05mn)
Gîte Alpage de La Peule (6h35mn)
Hotel Chalet Val Ferret (9h45mn)
Hôtel Lavachey (12h25mn)
Rifugio G. Bertone (13h15mn)
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