• Refuge

Refuge de Tête Rousse

Refuge of height on the royal road of the Mont Blanc giving access to the summit or to the north face of Bionnassay. Except open local guarding permanently the winter of 16 beds. Forbidden bivouac

Refuge Refuge de Tête Rousse Saint-Gervais-les-Bains


Saint-Gervais-les-Bains (74170)
Animals not allowed

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    Summits: Mont-Blanc + Aiguille de Bionnassay (mountaineering).
    Day hike: From Bionnassay to the refuge, the use of crampons is sometimes necessary (1800 meters of height difference 4 hours uphill) - Nid d'Aigle up to the refuge (800 m of denivellée): 2 hours uphill.
    Hiking on several days: Mont Blanc summit: mountaineering, Tour of Mont Blanc (variant) hiking.


    Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Travellers Cheque, Cash


    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : English, Spanish, French

    Restoration during guarding period.

    • Groceries/grocery stall
    • Full-board
    • Breakfast
    • Booking obligatory
    • Half-board
    • Restaurant
    • Picnic hampers
    • Covered picnic area
    • Terrace
    • Defibrillator
    • Sustainable development
    • Waste management
    • Photovoltaic panel
    • Rain water collectors


    Total capacity of the units of accommodations : 72

    Dormitories numer +10 persons : 5

    Types of accommodations : Recent building


    74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

    Nearest village or resort: St Gervais or les Houches
    Walking time from nearest car park: 4h from the hamlet of Bionnassay
    Access by ski lift: 2h from the arrival station of the Tramway du Mont-Blanc
    Access possible by trail and ski touring in winter (difficult access because crossing of avalanche areas)
    - IGN maps: Top 25 3531 ET

    • Not accessible in a wheelchair
    Information update on 24/03/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc