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Mountain Refuge Hut: La Balme

in Les Contamines-Montjoie

  • Situated at the heart of the nature reserve, this mountain refuge hut sits at the foot of the Pennaz needles (2688m) in the direction of the Bonhomme mountain pass.

  • Enjoy the magical surroundings and a wide variety of animal and plant species. Allow 1h30 from the car park at Notre Dame de la Gorge.

    - Waste management.
    - Micro electric power station.
  • Deals
    Mountain refuge on the GR trail: Tour du Mont- Blanc - Grande traversée des Alpes. Mountain refuge on the GRP: Tour pays du Mont-Blanc - Tour du Beaufortin Hiking suggestions: Lac Jovets 2175 m: An easy 2 hour hike towards a magnificent alpine lake. Col de la Fenêtre 2245 m: A 2 hour hike, more difficult towards the end, offering panoramic views of Mont-Blanc. Tête nord des Four 2756 m: A long and more difficult 3h30 hike. Longer hikes: GR5 - GRP
  • Environment
    • In the mountains
  • Capacity
    • Accommodation :  50 Person(s)
  • Spoken languages
    • English
  • Amenities
    • Bunk beds
    • Hot showers
  • Equipment
    • Shared plumbing
    • Terrace
    • Restaurant
    • Waste management
    • Phytosanitary treatment
  • Services
    • Animals accepted
      • Les chiens doivent être tenus en laisse dans la réserve naturelle. Petit espace aménagé pour la nuit du chien à coté du refuge
    • Breakfast
    • Half-board
    • Restaurant
    • picnic hampers
Payment methods
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Rates
    Rates for children 5 to 12 years.