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.

La Grande Ourse ( 1300 m )
TRIENT (Swiss)

Capacity : 80 persons
Open from June 2019 to 30th September 2019

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Betty 30
1929 TRIENT (Swiss)
Tel. (During the off season): +33 6 52 03 77 72
Tel. (During the season): +33 6 52 03 77 72
Tel. (Mobile): +33 6 52 03 77 72
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La Grande Ourse is a hostel-hotel. We have rooms, dormitories and apartments.
A new Bar since 2018 where you can enjoy the view on the terrace.


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

Services offered

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


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

Languages spoken

French, English

Payment methods

Bank Card, Cash

Services located close by

Bus, Taxi, Tourist Office
La Grande Ourse is located in Trient at 1300 metres altitude, at the foot of two glaciers and the Col de la Forclaz.
Trient is half-way between Chamonix and Martigny (17 km).
You can get there by car from the Col de la Forclaz, by train on the Châtelard Frontière railway from Chamonix taking the postal connection or on foot by a number of pathways.

La Grande Ourse
Le Betty 30
1929 Trient CH

Telephone: +41 27 722 17 54
For groups and tourist organisations, please email us:
Prices summer 2019

Sanitary in common for rooms and dormitory. With the exception of three rooms that have a private shower without toilet.

Double / Twin / Triple / Quadruple price per person
• Accommodation = 52 CHF
• B&B = 65 CHF
• Half-Board = 85 CHF

Room for single use (1 pers.)
• Accommodation = 104 CHF
• B&B = 117 CHF
• Half-Board = 137 CHF

Shared rooms per person
• Accommodation = 35 CHF
• B&B = 48 CHF
• Half-Board = 68 CHF

Rooms with private showers without toilets price per person
• Accommodation = 77 CHF
• B&B = 90 CHF
• Half-Board = 110 CHF

Children's rates
- 0 to 3 years old: Free
- 3-6 years: 50%
- 6 to 12 years: 15%

- Free Wifi and visitor's tax
- Picnic = 15 CHF per person
- 3% is charged upon payment by credit card
- All prices are given per person
In the hotel, you'll be able to cool down or get warm with a drink in our bar.
Our rooms and dormitories have shared bathrooms, there are therefore men's and women's changing rooms.
Our apartments and studios are all fitted with kitchens and private bathrooms. Rent them by the year, month or just for a weekend...

Caretaker :

tel : 0033 6 52 03 77 72

More informations

Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Gîte d'Alpage Les Ecuries de Charamillon (3h20mn)
Chalet Alpin du Tour ( 4h10mn )
Gîte Le Moulin (4h35mn)
Gîte Mermoud (4h35mn)
Auberge la Boërne (4h45mn)
Refuge de la Flégère ( 8h55mn )
Refuge de Bellachat ( 13h35mn )

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Refuge du Peuty (20mn)
Hotel du Col de la Forclaz (55mn)
Auberge Gîte Bon Abri (4h20mn)
Pension en Plein Air (5h00mn)
Relais d'Arpette (5h25mn)
Hôtel Edelweiss (8h55mn)
Auberge des Glaciers (8h55mn)
Refuge Mayajoie (9h00mn)
Chalet 'Le Dolent' (9h00mn)
Gîte La Léchère (9h25mn)
Hotel du Col de Fenetre (9h40mn)
Gîte Alpage de La Peule (11h10mn)
Hotel Chalet Val Ferret (14h20mn)
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