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.

Gîte d'Alpage Les Ecuries de Charamillon ( 1900 m )

Capacity : 19 persons
From Saturday 8 June 2024 to Sunday 22 September 2024

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Valentina CREATINI
Alpages de Charamillon - Le Tour -
Tel. (During the season): 0033 (0)4 50 54 17 07
Tel. (Mobile): 0033 (0)6 66 37 31 23
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The Ecuries de Charamillon gîte is located in the heart of the mountain pastures on the Tour / Col de Balme ski area.
Peace and quiet are guaranteed, with only the black Hérens cows and marmots for company.
The sunny terrace and breathtaking views of the Mont-Blanc range and the Chamonix valley will help you recharge your batteries.

High altitude refuge in a former mountain pasture farmhouse
Accommodation capacity: 19 places in 5 dormitories, bed linen included.
3 showers, 2 WCs, restaurant & hors sac room

Bivouac area


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

Services offered

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


Dining Area, Bar, Terrace, Bike and mountain bike storage area

Languages spoken

French, English, Italian, Spanish

Payment methods

Bank Card, Bank Cheque, Cash

Services located close by

Bus, Grocers, Ski Lifts
The refuge is located in the Charamillon mountain pasture and is shown as "Chalets de Charamillon" on the IGN maps.
Accessible from the Tour du Mont Blanc trail, from the village of Le Tour (1h15) or from the Charamillon cable car (15 minutes).

After crossing the Col de Balme, follow the signs for Le Tour/Charamillon and descend into the mountain pastures between the two ski lifts.
Directional signs are posted in the mountain pasture.
Up to 19 people, please contact the caretaker directly.
Prices 2024

Half-board: 56 € (including overnight stay, breakfast and evening meal - drinks not included)
Half-board bivouac: €45
Breakfast: €12
Dinner: €23
Picnic: €12
Restaurant serving lunch every day. A selection of fresh, local produce is on offer. The terrace offers superb views of the Mont Blanc range.

Caretaker :

Valentina & Mathias

Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Gîte Le Moulin (1h10mn)
Auberge la Boërne (1h20mn)
Chalet Les Méandres (ex Tupilak) (12h15mn)
Gîte Michel Fagot (12h40mn)

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Gîte Mermoud (2h25mn)
Refuge Le Peuty (2h30mn)
La Grande Ourse (2h45mn)
Auberge Mont-Blanc (2h45mn)
Hôtel du Col de la Forclaz (3h10mn)
Auberge Gîte Bon Abri (6h35mn)
Chalet La Grange (6h35mn)
Relais d'Arpette (7h40mn)
Gîte de La Fouly (11h10mn)
Auberge des Glaciers (11h10mn)
Hôtel Edelweiss (11h10mn)
Maya-Joie (11h15mn)
Chalet 'Le Dolent' (11h15mn)
Gîte La Léchère (11h40mn)
Hotel du Col de Fenêtre (11h55mn)
Gîte Alpage de La Peule (13h25mn)
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