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.

Chalet CAF des Contamines ( 1180 m )

Capacity : 26 persons
For Booking
The chalet opens on 17th June 2022 and closes on 18th September 2022
You can come in winter between 15th December 2021 and 30th April 2022.

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
22 Route du Plan du Moulin
Tel. (During the off season): 0033 (0)4 50 47 00 88
Tel. (During the season): 0033 (0)4 50 47 00 88
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The Contamines chalet is located 5 minutes from the from the foot of the Contamines village on the Mont Joly slope.
It is a "refreshment" point before the steep climb up the Roman road and passing through the major Tour du Mont Blanc cols before Courmayeur. Indeed, Les Contamines is the last village before Courmayeur 3 days' walk away.
The chalet has 4 dormitories, showers and bathrooms are communal.
We provide a refuge service and atmosphere.


Half Board, Picnic, Upon reservation, Lunchtime meal, Evening meal, Breakfast, Free tap water

Services offered

Baggage transport, Free hot showers, Wifi (free), Weather information, Electricity (220v)


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

Languages spoken

French, English, Italian, Spanish

Payment methods

Bank Cheque, Cash

Services located close by

Train, Bus, Taxi, Bakers, Grocers, Pharmacy, Doctor, Post Office, Cash machine, bank, Tourist Office, Ski Lifts
By car (directions in the village)
5 minutes on foot from the long-hiking trail turning right at the pont des Loyers.
Mountain stage coming from Les Houches (about six hours away) going towards the Refuge du Bonhomme (about 6 1/2 hours away)
Contact us for groups of more than 9 directly by email or telephone
Prices 2022

Half-Board = 48.40 €
Half-Board group price = 44.60 €
Half-Board for members of a French or foreign Alpine Club (CAI, CAS, FEDME, DAV, NKBV, BMC....) = 38.95 €
Picnic = 9.50 €
With many years experience in the different hut around the Mont blanc, we can answer all your questions on the path, its variations, its mountain stages and refuges, and make your stay as pleasant as possible!
See you soon in the Chalet des Contamines!

Caretaker :

Anaïs MATTEL and Joachim ROMAN

Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Gîte le Pontet (30mn)
Refuge de Nant Borrant (1h35mn)
Refuge de la Balme (2h50mn)
Refuge des Prés (3h15mn)
Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme (5h45mn)
Les Chambres du Soleil (8h00mn)
Auberge-Refuge de la Nova (8h00mn)
Refuge des Mottets (9h45mn)
Refuge Robert Blanc (12h15mn)

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Auberge du Truc (2h10mn)
Auberge de Bionnassay (4h10mn)
Refuge du Fioux (5h00mn)
Chalet-Hôtel Le Prarion (6h00mn)
Gîte Michel Fagot (7h05mn)
Chalet Les Méandres (ex Tupilak) (7h30mn)
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