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.

Chalet CAF des Contamines ( 1180 m )

Capacity : 26 persons
The chalet opens on 15th June and closes on 15th September
You can come in winter between 15th December and 30th April
It is not possible to make a reservation online. Contact the caretaker by telephone.
Tel. (During the off season): 0033 (0)4 50 47 00 88
Tel. (During the season): 0033 (0)4 50 47 00 88
or on our website
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
on the map
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, 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, Holiday Vouchers

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 2019

Half-Board = 44 €
Half-Board group price = 41 €
Half-Board for members of a French or foreign Alpine Club (CAI, CAS, FEDME, DAV, NKBV, BMC....) = 38 €
With more than 10 years experience accompanying groups on the Tour du Mont-Blanc, we can answer all your questions on the path, its variations, its mountain stages and refuges

Caretaker :


Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Gîte le Pontet (30mn)
Refuge de Nant Borrant (1h35mn)
Refuge de Tré la Tête ( 2h40mn )
Refuge de la Balme (2h50mn)
Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme (5h45mn)
Auberge-refuge de la Nova (8h00mn)
Refuge des Mottets (9h45mn)
Refuge Robert Blanc (12h15mn)

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Auberge du Truc (2h10mn)
Refuge de Miage ( 2h35mn )
Auberge de Bionnassay (4h10mn)
Refuge du Fioux (5h00mn)
Chalet-Hôtel Le Prarion (6h00mn)
Gîte Michel Fagot (7h05mn)
Chalet Les Méandres (ex Tupilak) (7h30mn)
Refuge de Bellachat ( 10h40mn )
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