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Bellachat Refuge (2152m), Massif du Mont-Blanc

Simple accommodation with an exceptional panorama of Mont Blanc

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This small but easily accessible refuge has some of the best views of Mont Blanc on offer in the Chamonix valley.

The accommodation is simple, with an outside toilet and no hot showers. Be warned that the beds in the dormitory are side by side. There are 3 dormitories of 6, 10 and 12 beds; bedding is included but for hygiene reasons you must provide your own sheet or sleeping bag liner.

The refuge offers half-board, B&B or bed only accommodation; a lunch/snack menu is served during the day and the sunny terrace is a popular refreshment stop for passing hikers. The cuisine is typical alpine food such as homemade soups, seasonal salads, local cheeses, cured meats, blueberry tarts and so on.

The refuge is open from June to September. Please enquire directly with the refuge for this season's prices and opening/closing dates.

Worth knowing

During the summer months the refuge cannot accept enquiries by email, please telephone them for bookings and information.

Getting Here


The refuge can be accessed by taking the Brevent cable car from the centre of Chamonix and then walking on foot for approximately 45 minutes. Alternatively there is a trail from the Merlet Animal park in Les Houches.

Booking Arrangements

Booking conditions

Payments by credit card are not accepted.


  • Catering
  • Half-board
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch


  • Open Seasons
  • Summer
  • Address
  • 305 Route de Vers le Nant
  • 74400