• Restaurant

Mountain Refuge Hut: La Balme

The refuge is located in the heart of nature, within the Contamines Montjoie nature reserve, ideally located above the forest to appreciate the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.
The establishment is rustic, which gives it all its charm.

Restaurant Mountain Refuge Hut: La Balme Les Contamines-Montjoie


Les Contamines-Montjoie (74170)
Animals not allowed
  • Traditional French cooking
  • offers dishes "homemade"

At lunchtime, we offer traditional à la carte mountain dishes, platters of charcuterie and local cheeses as well as homemade pastries, on the terrace facing the Aiguilles de la Pennaz.
To quench your thirst, you will also find a choice of cold and hot drinks but above all a choice of local beers which maintain the reputation of Mont Blanc.
In the evening, we offer half board for hikers, sports enthusiasts, and families wishing to spend an unusual night in a refuge (rooms recommended).
We have hot showers, and take advantage of an unobstructed view over the forest to spend pleasant moments among nature enthusiasts.

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    • Phytosanitary treatment
    • Sustainable development
    • Waste management
    • Photovoltaic panel

    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.


    A la carte: 9 to 30 €.

    Methods of payment accepted : Check, Cash


    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : English, Spanish, French

    Permanent restaurant: full meals available, starter or soup, a meat dish, chesse and fruit.
    A la carte options: omelettes, dish of the day, salads or soup.


    From 15/06 to 15/09, daily.

    • Accommodation
    • Booking obligatory
    • Restaurant
    • Picnic hampers
    • Phytosanitary treatment
    • Shady terrace
    • Summer kitchen
    • Terrace
    • Sustainable development
    • Waste management
    • Photovoltaic panel
    • Toilets


    Chemin du Col du Bohomme 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie

    Nearest village or resort: Les Contamines Montjoie.
    Duration of walk from nearest car park: 1h30 from the car park at Notre Dame de la Gorge.
    Access possible on horseback, with a donkey or on a mountain bike.
    Guide book reference: FFRI
    IGN map reference: TOP 25 3531 - 3531 OT

    More informations

    Information update on 28/03/2024 by Office de Tourisme des Contamines-Montjoie