Refuge Moede Anterne
- Altitude: 2000 m
- Capacity: 91 People
From the beginning of June to the first of October
Situated 2000 m above sea level, in the heart of the Fiz massif and facing Mont Blanc, the Moede-Anterne refuge is set amongst superb scenery of alpine pastures and high mountains in Passy, near Chamonix Mont Blanc, Haute-Savoie.
The old chalet, originally built in 1898, was a simple hut used by hunters and walkers hiking towards the surrounding peaks.
Its first owners were alpine "consorts" (those with a legal a share in the alpine pastures) and all were hunters.
A canteen was installed in 1924. In 1946, it was acquired by Marcel Borgeat and later became the property of his family. It welcomed not only hikers, mountaineers, hunters and anglers (the lakes of Pormenaz and Anterne are nearby), but also scientists wanting to study the geological features of the Fiz range and/or the Pormenaz massif, renowned for their mineral wealth.
During the Second World War, the Cantine de Moëde (as it was then known) was used by the members of the French resistance as a hiding place, its supplies being brought up from Passy, Servoz, or even Chamonix. Marcel Borgeat, an important member of the French resistance, was an experienced man of the mountains and skilled hunter. He later built a hydroelectric power station up there, at a time when electricity had not yet reached all the mountain villages.
His daughter Arlette succeeded him, helped by her husband Robert Didier, a mountain guide, and their children, notably their son Lionel.
In 1994, they opened a new mountain hut offering spacious and welcoming accommodation for 90, facing the Mont-Blanc massif.
Today, their grandfather's original concept has considerably evolved, particularly thanks to cutting-edge technologies such as the modern pico and solar-powered generators and the latest-design in back-up generators, the use of environmentally-friendly cleaning products and the installation of low-energy appliances. Which means that guests can now enjoy all the amenities of a hotel, at an altitude of 2000 m. A veritable corner of paradise.
From Plaine Joux, in the commune of Passy: 3 hr to 3 1/2 hr walk.
From Sixt via the Anterne pass: 5 hr to 6 hr walk.
From Chamonix via the Brévent pass: 5 hr to 6 hr walk.
From Vallorcine via the Salenton pass: 6 hr to 7 hr walk.
Groups, seminars, weddings and sports clubs are all welcome. Please contact the owner directly.
Officially approved refuge for children under the age of 18 years and school groups.
Adult half-board dormitory € 49.50
Child (6/13 yrs) half-board dormitory € 35
Room accommodation plus half-board € 54.50
Special menus possible.
All our prices are inclusive of taxes.
Optional transport: € 40
4x4 access prohibited except for badge-holders, dogs and overflying prohibited due to being in a nature reserve.
overnight bivouac possible.
chamois, ibex, bearded vultures, foxes and deer are all present within the reserve.
wide diversity of natural wildlife.
Free tap water,
Hot water for Thermos
Area for drying clothes,
Paid for hot showers,